There was plenty to complain about on Day 3 of TomorrowWorld as many paid ticket holders were dumped out of the festival and into the street. After continuous rainfall muddied up the festival grounds, organizers had to scramble to find a solution. Due to a parking spots flooded with water their conclusion was to shut out the festival from outside ticket holders and only allow the campers to enjoy the last day. This would have been a good move if it didn't end up leaving thousands stranded outside.
“The experience of the TomorrowWorld visitors is always TomorrowWorld’s number one priority, so TomorrowWorld was forced to close all daily parking lots and drop off locations. TomorrowWorld regrets that festivalgoers with day tickets, guest list tickets, and anyone not already camping at DreamVille will unfortunately not be able to access the festival. The last day of the festival will go on for the 40,000 visitors already situated in DreamVille, with David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren, and Martin Garrix all on deck. More information and refund policy will be available soon.”
In the past, festivals sometimes choose to shut down due to bad weather, but the stories coming out of TomorrowWorld tell of something similar to a refugee camp. Patrons took to the internet, sharing countless stories filled with anger, discomfort and overall poor treatment.
Uber found a way to capitalize off the misfortune of ticket holders by hiking up the prices and sometimes even refusing to take those left stranded.
News of the staff indulging in drugs was shared, which isn't surprising, but is certainly not okay. Especially when there are people in serious need of help.
Bad communication was a common occurrence and organizers had no idea where to send people.
TomorrowWorld is offering a refund to those who missed the final day and you can find more information here.