Stranded festival punters share hellish photos on Twitter

TomorrowWorld festival-goers have posted nightmarish photos to Twitter of punters sleeping by the side of the road or even, as the above photo shows, on empty pizza boxes, after rain and mud kept shuttle buses and taxis from reaching the festival’s pick-up sites on Saturday night.

The US mega-festival took over Georgia’s Chattahoochee Hills for its third edition this past weekend, but as Billboard reports, unfortunately the weather wasn’t on board for the party. Heavy rain shut down the roads in and out of the festival, leaving thousands of punters stranded on the Saturday night, and causing organisers to cancel the third day for punters not already camping on-site.

“It was a complete mess,” festival-goer Cassandra Foley told Billboard. “Thousands of people were stuck and sleeping on the roadside. People had no idea where to go… We asked security what we should do and they had no idea what to tell us.”

“It was a shitshow,” attendee Rob Myers added. “I’ve been to a lot of festivals in my life and I’ve never seen that kind of anger and anxiety people were having towards other people. We passed thousands of people walking…you could tell whoever was managing it had no contingency plan in place to get people out of there.”

TomorrowWorld posted an official notice yesterday, Sunday 27 September, announcing that the festival’s final day would only be open to punters already camping onsite, as the heavy rain had forced organisers to close the parking lots and drop off locations. The festival offered its “sincere apologies”, along with refunds for punters who missed the festival’s third day – more info on the refunds here.

Scroll down to see the apocalyptic photos of stranded, damp and grumpy TomorrowWorld punters; here’s hoping for no further reports like last year, when a Georgia hunter allegedly found a naked raver lost in the woods four days after TomorrowWorld 2014. [Photo via Twitter by @EDMPocahontas]

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