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Festival Horror Stories: TomorrowWorld Final Day Lock Out Leaves Thousands Stranded

Stranded festival patrons take to the internet to share their stories of discomfort, anger and overall disapproval
photo: EDMPocahontas/twitter

TomorrowWorld 2015 (photo: EDMPocahontas/twitter)

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. 

photo: EDMPocahontas/twitter

TomorrowWorld 2015 (photo: EDMPocahontas/twitter)

TomorrowWorld writes: 

“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.

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