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Old 09-27-2015, 12:05 PM
 
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It's ridiculous.

Contingency planning for rain is STANDARD. It's not like we had a ton of rain, either. They just had no clue.

But the real inexcusable part is the mass mayhem. Nobody knew anything, nobody was being told what was going on or what to do. So you have people wandering around the middle of nowhere, not knowing where to go, and without good data signals on their phones so they can't even GPS it.

It was an absolute colossal failure. I wouldn't be surprised if the county forbids them from returning in the future. I don't even want to think about the amount of flights that are going to be missed and other problems. I really just hope that nobody dies, though I have to believe the medical staff has the appropriate ATVs.

In all honesty, simply closing the event and not allowing ticketholders in is probably the only thing they've gotten right so far. Better to just issue refunds than risk what could happen.

The biggest failure is lack of information. All they need to do is set up something like tomorrowworldlogistics.com or something like that where information can be updated in real-time to tell people what to do.

Before you defend it, afdinatl, you better take a hard look at what it says about us as an area booster. Think of all the people who are going to go back to their friends all around the world and tell stories about how the bozos in Georgia can't figure out how to deal with a little rain. Sure, we don't deserve the blame, but you know we're going to get some of it.

I honestly think the future of Tomorrowworld in Chatthoochee Hills is in serious jeopardy. I hope they take a serious look at what went wrong and figure out a better way next time.

Is it hard to plan? Of course it is. But there are people out there whose jobs it is to do this type of planning. This is nothing new. I don't think the conditions are what caused this, it has to be the result of ineptitude from the top and taking a gamble on profit over experience. That gamble may prove to backfire, we'll see what remediation they issue to ticketholders and what tomorrow brings Tomorrowworld.
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Old 09-27-2015, 12:07 PM
 
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Just like flying an airplane. After each crash new procedures and training is put in place to prevent that disaster from happening again
Do you really think that if an airplane crashed because "it rained" would be acceptable?

Your logic is terrible, no idea why you are defending this gross incompetence. Sometimes I think you just take a contrarian viewpoint to be a troll.
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Old 09-27-2015, 12:08 PM
 
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Old 09-27-2015, 01:11 PM
 
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Business owners that should be held responsible for their **** poor planning...

Go read through this, then please, just please try to defend the actions of Tomorrowworld organizers - https://www.reddit.com/r/TomorrowWor...rail_of_tears/
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Old 09-27-2015, 01:43 PM
 
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I really feel like driving down there just so I can give free rides to all the people that so desperately need them.

Do you think there are still people stranded at this point?
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Old 09-27-2015, 01:55 PM
 
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I am glad I stayed home.
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Old 09-27-2015, 02:10 PM
 
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It's been a hot mess with people trying get home. The shuttle buses have left people stranded and they are paying Uber driver cash because of frustration. Cars were also get stuck in mud. The surge for Uber reached 5.9 Friday night. Surprisingly no riots yet, people are walking in the road. It's crazy
I know it would take away from the atmosphere of an outdoor concert, but it would be nice if they moved this event to the Georgia Dome/Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Philips Arena, and perhaps Georgia Tech's McCamish Pavilion. (Bobby Dodd stadium might be less desirable because it is outdoors and has a natural grass surface.)

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You're right.

Not many reports in the media yet, but if you look up Tomorrowworld on Reddit, you will see absolutely crazy stories.

The parking lots got too muddy and people got stuck. There was mass confusion among the people hired to direct parking and the police directing traffic...some Ubers dropped people off at the gate, others were directed to park & ride, so even if you took Uber, you still had to wait 3-4 hours in a field for a shuttle bus to take you to the event. As was said, Uber surged even with its fixed rate. People were paying $400 to get out of TW back to Atlanta.

Apparently, TW decided to just stop everything and they closed doors. That means unless you are in Dreamville camping out already, you can't get in. A lot of people left to seek drier ground and left stuff in Dreamville and they can't go back to get it. A lot of cars will have to be towed out of the parking lots (which are grass). It's a disaster with little information being transmitted by officials. I read reports that trash crews can't get in and the grounds are getting very dirty.

I'm hoping the festival goers keep their cool despite the mess, we don't want a Woodstock '99.

To me, this is completely inexcusable. ID&T has been producing huge festivals for over 20 years. It's not like we had a 2009 flood....just a little rain. How could that not be adequately planned for? Well, they didn't, and now tens of thousands of people are highly angry.

I read mostly good reports about the police, except that they didn't have information either and weren't consistent with how they were routing people. I really hope this ends up being 100% on ID&T and public officials didn't drop the ball anywhere.


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Uhhhh, no. At $150 a ticket, there is no excuse for having to walk down all those nasty muddy roads for MILES. I would be raging right now if I would have actually paid for the ticket. I only had to walk a little over a mile up a ton of hills and wait an hour for a bus because I didn't listen to what the festival planners were saying and did not park in that renaissance fair lot.

Personally, I would avoid any concerts put on by these guys. Some aspects of it were great, but this sort of meltdown for that amount of rain? 20+ plus years of putting on concerts and a venue that is ripe for prepping months/years out? no excuse

Give me a concert in Centennial /Piedmont Park over this any day
Okay, Centennial could work. IDK about Piedmont, though, especially just one week after Music Midtown. They'd have to shut down 10th Street and perhaps Monroe for a couple of miles just to get all the pedestrians out!
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Old 09-27-2015, 02:19 PM
 
Location: O4W
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"He who is without sin can cast the first stone"
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Old 09-27-2015, 02:38 PM
 
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Wait, wait, wait....

Did you really just use the words of Jesus to defend a for-profit company that is causing suffering among its paying customers to keep some extra money?

Oh, man, that is RICH!

What planet do you call home?
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Old 09-27-2015, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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All I can say at this point is I am so glad I didn't stay til then end. That was the difference between suck and misery. A little bit of quick thinking saved us hours last night.
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