By Conor Bulkeley-Krane
CatlinSpeak (Portland, Oregon)
Recently, a world renowned music festival fell to pieces in the face of poor weather and poorer management.
The original TomorrowWorld festival was founded in Belgium in 2005, and Sept. 25-27 was the third year of the festival’s US edition. The first two ran smoothly and attracted a massive following. The 2014 show featured colossal stars such as Armin Van Buueren, Bassnectar, and many more. Over 160,000 people attended the show, which received rave reviews.
This year’s festival was hosted in Chattahoochee Hills, Ga. Light but consistent rainfall on day one of the festival reduced the 8,000 acre rural farmland into a sloshy mud pit. The rain continued, and the management decided to cancel transportation services for day two, leaving many people stranded in the rural farmland, and others had to pay hundreds of dollars for highly sought-after Uber cars.
In an official statement to Thump news, a TomorrowWorld official said, “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.”
TomorrowWorld released a statement dodging responsibility for the issues, saying,
“Friends, We understand and hear your frustrations and disappointments in the developments at TomorrowWorld over the last weekend. Our only goal was to create together with you the best weekend of the year, and we are heartbroken that we were not able to provide some of our precious fans with the full TomorrowWorld experience, which includes the complete journey to and from the festival. The combination of your positive energy and our hard work did not shine through and we completely understand your dissatisfaction.” The statement continues, “TomorrowWorld was also let down by a number of external factors which did not allow us to provide you with the full experience you deserve. We realize we can’t turn back time and make it perfect, but for those who wish to, we are here to communicate directly and listen to all your personal stories, frustrations and questions.”
In response, many of the disgruntled are considering filing a joint lawsuit. It is also rumoured that Tomorrow World will not be returning to America next September.
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