ESC

TomorrowWorld Seemed Really Fun This Year

One of North America’s biggest EDM festivals, TomorrowWorld, turned into a shit show Saturday night.

Inclement weather throughout the weekend caused organizers to cancel the last day of the event. Unless you had passes to stay in the DreamVille campgrounds, you had to leave at closing on Saturday night. That wouldn’t be so bad if it weren’t for the fact the event takes place on 8,000-acre farmland 30 miles southwest of Atlanta in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia, that organizers told festival-goers to park 5-8 miles away from the event and that organizers suspended all shuttles and Ubers (despite Uber being an event partner). Guests had to hike hours to get to their car with some resigning to sleep on sides of roads. Although, some did manage to find an Uber but due to surge pricing, a ride cost $200.

Even if you had passes to camp at the event, it wasn’t much better. Describes one guest, “We had to get out. It was a disaster. The tents were leaking and the floor was nothing but mud. On Sunday morning, we had to walk three miles off the campground and to civilization with all of our luggage, completely drenched. All of the festival employees were completely confused and unhelpful.”

TomorrowWorld officials have since put out a response. “Today, Sunday September 27, TomorrowWorld will be accessible only to visitors currently camping onsite at DreamVille. We take the safety of all of our visitors very seriously. The rainfall since Thursday resulted in limited capacity of festival parking fields, drop-off locations, and the shuttle system. Festival-goers with day tickets, guest list tickets, and anyone not already camping at DreamVille will unfortunately not be able to access today’s events. Food and entertainment will be provided for the visitors already situated in DreamVille. The refund policy for affected visitors will be announced as soon as possible.”

Many vented on social media to no avail. TomorrowWorld offered a refund to the ones who wanted it, but they don’t really care. You know how much tickets cost? $150 on the low end for single day tickets to $1,500 for DreamVille camping. You know the attention span of the average festival-goer? About 20 seconds. Just crank up the wub wub and turn on some lasers for them. They’ll paw at the lights like cats and forget about this in a week.

Leave a Reply

avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of
Latest
Load more