WMC 2013 Schedule. Those three words, if you’ve been to the Winter Music Conference before, probably bring up a memory cocktail of pure dancing joy—and brutal sticker shock. WMC is fun, it’s action-packed, there are girls and guys from all over the world, the dancing and pool time and partying rotate on tap for 10 days, there’s House Music EVERYWHERE…it’s awesome.
It’s also more expensive than you can imagine: the parking, the food, the door cash, the drinks, the cabs, and all the random things you end up doing all cost money. But time is actually the biggest limiting factor here. You can’t be everywhere at once. And getting around a two-mile stretch of parties along a beach isn’t exactly swift, so you need a plan or you’ll waste a ton of time and cash. With people coming down for both Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week (and Ultra Music Festival), it’s going to be crazy. But I got you.
The WMC 2013 Schedule Organizer
I made you a calendar. You can type in it and print it. It’s low-tech, but your iPhone’s gonna run out of juice by noon every day anyway. Download it here. Each day is already laid out for you. Just pick a general time of day, find a party you want to go to, and type a quick note about it in the right slot. Rinse, repeat. Take it to FedEx on Lincoln Road Mall, print it on Legal Size (8.5 x 14) or Tabloid size (11 x 17) for a dollar, and stick it in your pocket. Swish!
1. Google Docs WMC 2013 Schedule Organizer
- Good if you and your friends want to fill it out together
- Go to File > Make a Copy to save it to your own Google Docs account
2. Dropbox WMC 2013 Schedule Organizer
- Has three options: Excel Spreadsheet, PDF in Legal Size (BIG), and PDF in Tabloid Size (HUGE)
How to Find WMC & MMW Parties
You have three good options for websites: Miami Music Week (MMW), Winter Music Conference (WMC), and EDM magazine Dancing Astronaut (DA). Mine them for artists and parties you can’t miss, and add those to your organizer. The MMW looks fantastic and is intuitive, but is graphics-heavy and a bit clunky. Not all parties listed on the WMC site show up on the MMW site, but if you like the harder stuff, go there. There’s also an MMW iPhone app, but the reviews aren’t too hot.
The WMC site is super low-tech and sadly not intuitive, so here’s the link you need. The Search button is very good, though, and if you like more underground House (especially Deep House, Soulful House, Latin House, Tribal House, and Jackin’ House like this Funk Monster), the WMC site is your friend.
The DA site caters to a younger, more Ultra-friendly crowd that likes Progressive House, Dubstep, Trance, and big room EDM—so expect event coverage to cater to that. It’s also not a repository per se (it’s a magazine), so keep that in mind. On the other hand, DA has a printable calendar in the works, but it’s not ready yet and may not have the depth of event coverage the WMC site has.
Enjoy your WMC 2013 Schedule Organizer, pace yourself, have a blast, and definitely be on the lookout for Danny Dance, yours truly, throughout the week!