The mayor of Chattahoochee Hills, where TomorrowWorld was held, is now promising a thorough review of what went wrong.
First, though, the city needs to get cars unstuck from the mud.
“TomorrowWorld is looking for folks with tractors to help pull cars out of the mud,” Chattahoochee Hills Mayor Tom Reed said in a statement posted on the city’s web site. “Please contact them at email@example.com for details if you can help. They are paying for this help – hourly or flat rate.”
He seems none too impressed with organizers’ communications and logistics skills.
“While the rain (compounded by serious promoter communication issues and transportation vendor failures) has obviously caused a mess, with serious parking and access issues, our Public Safety teams and their partners have been working tirelessly to maintain safety,” he said. “A dissection of what went wrong, and a process to ensure it does not happen again, will follow.”
Festival goers have been lighting up the Internet with their tales of soggy woe: of being stranded when shuttle buses quit running, of hideously overflowing and unattended restroom units, of lax security and general disorganization.
“It was complete chaos,” Danielle Bagnuolo told the AJC during a Monday morning interview.
Apart from the rain, she said, the festival seemed to be bogged down in a sea of logistical snafus: bugs with the “Pearls” currency exchange rates, shuttle drivers who seemed confused, lax security and overflowing restroom units.
“It was disgusting,” Danielle said.
The AJC requested a response from TomorrowWorld organizers on Monday and has not yet heard anything.