Thousands stranded overnight in music festival with overflowing toilets, mud bath camps and lack of shuttle buses and traffic that left them sleeping on top of cars.
TomorrowWorld organizers offered refunds of Sunday’s ticket holders as bad weather made the last day of the three-day electronic dance music festival inaccessible. But some say those who tried to leave after Saturday night’s closing were left in the rain for hours. Poor planning led to traffic congestion around the festival site in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia.
According to Mashable.com, people were unable to escape the 8,000-acre site because organizers prevented cabs, Uber cars, and shuttle buses from approaching pick-up locations.
Poor preparation by organizers meant those who were not camping on site were left with no food, water or shelter.
Many festival goers posted on Facebook and Twitter, telling of their nightmarish experience. Many said they had to walk for miles in the mud to find transportation. Others said they had to sleep in muddy fields. There were also allegations on social media that girls who were left stranded on the side of the road were sexually assaulted.
Chattahoochee Hills police and TomorrowWorld organizers did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the alleged attacks.
Some, however, said the experience wasn’t ideal, but they survived it and had a great time.
A statement to visitors on the website said: ‘First of all we would like to sincerely apologize for the inconveniences due to the weather conditions and to all who couldn’t be part of the 3rd day of TomorrowWorld 2015.