Avila Beach partygoers protest Forever Never Land
September 16, 2014
Upset partygoers are taking to social media and threatening a lawsuit over a 21-and-up festival in Avila Beach over the weekend that did not deliver what it promised.
Forever Never Land, a weekend-long music festival with booze-filled activities occurred as scheduled at the Avila Beach Golf Resort on Saturday and Sunday. But, festival attendees say they missed out on multiple musical performances and a range of activities, like ziplining and slip ‘n sliding.
Disappointed attendees have launched a Facebook page, calling the event a scam and demanding their money back.
“If the people who put this event on do not refund our money back, we can all join together and file a lawsuit, including contacting the district attorney’s office for SLO, for fraud,” the FNL Scam Avila Beach 2014 Facebook page states. “We will make sure that this event will never take advantage of people again!”
Some guests say they spent as much as $250 on a single VIP ticket to the festival.
The angry response induced an apology from event organizer Valerie Wang.
“I wanted to create a wonderful festival for everyone to enjoy, and I regret to admit that I have failed to successfully pull this off,” Wang said in a written statement. “With so many unforeseen financial woes, my hands were tied and I had to make some tough decisions on what to cut down.”
Wang initially planned for the event to include 10,000 attendees, but the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors limited the number of partygoers to 3,000.