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    Techno Viking
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    http://news.independent.co.uk/world/australasia/article3315326.ece

    By Paul Carter
    January 07, 2008 04:15pm

    A PHONE hotline has been set up for people seeking information about the 1000 techno music fans stranded by floodwaters at a festival in northern NSW.

    Regional State Emergency Service (SES) controller Steve Martin said the Freakreation Festival-goers would be stuck at least until midday on Wednesday at the Boonoo Boonoo River site, 40km from Tenterfield.

    The all-ages music festival started on Friday and was due to end today.

    “(However) there is about 5km of dirt road to the festival site that is like porridge at the moment, inaccessible to four-wheel or two-wheel drive vehicles,” Mr Martin said.

    “It’s going to take us at least 48 hours before we can grade and regravel the road with heavy machinery and repair a vehicle bridge to the festival site – weather permitting.

    “There are about 500 cars at the site and it will be very slippery and boggy, slowly trying to get them out without churning up the road.

    It’s going to be organised chaos when we start getting them out.”

    A helicopter with a three-tonne payload has been supplying fresh food, water, blankets and generator fuel to the site, three or four times a day since the bridge washed out on Saturday.

    “They have sufficient supplies. They are staying calm and happy. The music is still going and they are still having a good time in the wet,” Mr Martin said.

    Apart from two medical evacuations for minor injury and illness, a group of three underprepared girls in their early teens from Noosa were the only other evacuations.

    Mr Martin said they were reunited today with their parents, who had travelled 400km to Tenterfield to collect the junior ravers.

    There is no mobile phone coverage at the festival site.

    Organisers have one satellite phone but it must be kept clear of calls for contact with emergency services.

    Dozens of concerned parents from across Australia have been calling the Tenterfield police station and local council chambers for information on the stranded ravers at the all-ages gig.

    Mr Martin said the local SES had set up a hotline at Moree base in response to the growing demand for information.

    The phone number is (02) 6757 2950.

    The number of techno music fans stranded at the site was today revised up to 1000 by the SES from the earlier count of 700.

    #1151228
    General Lighting
    Moderator

    seems no worse than Glade or Eastern HAze and at least its warmer out there..

    #1205534
    General Lighting
    Moderator

    seems no worse than Glade or Eastern HAze and at least its warmer out there..

    #1151234
    DaftFader
    Participant

    haha that sounds well fun …. i love that kind of stuff happening to me .. there was a flood hear a few years back and my road and the main road next to me where on there own little island due to us being on a small hill …. there were about 20 odd ppl that i knew that smoked weed on these two roads … and i had a dingy .. so started a dingy weed collection service ..was one of the best times i have had in my life … proper brought the community together as well as we were stuck :laugh_at:

    #1205546
    DaftFader
    Participant

    haha that sounds well fun …. i love that kind of stuff happening to me .. there was a flood hear a few years back and my road and the main road next to me where on there own little island due to us being on a small hill …. there were about 20 odd ppl that i knew that smoked weed on these two roads … and i had a dingy .. so started a dingy weed collection service ..was one of the best times i have had in my life … proper brought the community together as well as we were stuck :laugh_at:

    #1151232
    jack_daniels
    Participant
    Dr Bunsen wrote:
    http://news.independent.co.uk/world/australasia/article3315326.ece

    By Paul Carter
    January 07, 2008 04:15pm

    A PHONE hotline has been set up for people seeking information about the 1000 techno music fans stranded by floodwaters at a festival in northern NSW.

    Regional State Emergency Service (SES) controller Steve Martin said the Freakreation Festival-goers would be stuck at least until midday on Wednesday at the Boonoo Boonoo River site, 40km from Tenterfield.

    The all-ages music festival started on Friday and was due to end today.

    “(However) there is about 5km of dirt road to the festival site that is like porridge at the moment, inaccessible to four-wheel or two-wheel drive vehicles,” Mr Martin said.

    “It’s going to take us at least 48 hours before we can grade and regravel the road with heavy machinery and repair a vehicle bridge to the festival site – weather permitting.

    “There are about 500 cars at the site and it will be very slippery and boggy, slowly trying to get them out without churning up the road.

    It’s going to be organised chaos when we start getting them out.”

    A helicopter with a three-tonne payload has been supplying fresh food, water, blankets and generator fuel to the site, three or four times a day since the bridge washed out on Saturday.

    “They have sufficient supplies. They are staying calm and happy. The music is still going and they are still having a good time in the wet,” Mr Martin said.

    Apart from two medical evacuations for minor injury and illness, a group of three underprepared girls in their early teens from Noosa were the only other evacuations.

    Mr Martin said they were reunited today with their parents, who had travelled 400km to Tenterfield to collect the junior ravers.

    There is no mobile phone coverage at the festival site.

    Organisers have one satellite phone but it must be kept clear of calls for contact with emergency services.

    Dozens of concerned parents from across Australia have been calling the Tenterfield police station and local council chambers for information on the stranded ravers at the all-ages gig.

    Mr Martin said the local SES had set up a hotline at Moree base in response to the growing demand for information.

    The phone number is (02) 6757 2950.

    The number of techno music fans stranded at the site was today revised up to 1000 by the SES from the earlier count of 700.

    well thought about venue i see

    #1205542
    jack_daniels
    Participant
    Dr Bunsen wrote:
    http://news.independent.co.uk/world/australasia/article3315326.ece

    By Paul Carter
    January 07, 2008 04:15pm

    A PHONE hotline has been set up for people seeking information about the 1000 techno music fans stranded by floodwaters at a festival in northern NSW.

    Regional State Emergency Service (SES) controller Steve Martin said the Freakreation Festival-goers would be stuck at least until midday on Wednesday at the Boonoo Boonoo River site, 40km from Tenterfield.

    The all-ages music festival started on Friday and was due to end today.

    “(However) there is about 5km of dirt road to the festival site that is like porridge at the moment, inaccessible to four-wheel or two-wheel drive vehicles,” Mr Martin said.

    “It’s going to take us at least 48 hours before we can grade and regravel the road with heavy machinery and repair a vehicle bridge to the festival site – weather permitting.

    “There are about 500 cars at the site and it will be very slippery and boggy, slowly trying to get them out without churning up the road.

    It’s going to be organised chaos when we start getting them out.”

    A helicopter with a three-tonne payload has been supplying fresh food, water, blankets and generator fuel to the site, three or four times a day since the bridge washed out on Saturday.

    “They have sufficient supplies. They are staying calm and happy. The music is still going and they are still having a good time in the wet,” Mr Martin said.

    Apart from two medical evacuations for minor injury and illness, a group of three underprepared girls in their early teens from Noosa were the only other evacuations.

    Mr Martin said they were reunited today with their parents, who had travelled 400km to Tenterfield to collect the junior ravers.

    There is no mobile phone coverage at the festival site.

    Organisers have one satellite phone but it must be kept clear of calls for contact with emergency services.

    Dozens of concerned parents from across Australia have been calling the Tenterfield police station and local council chambers for information on the stranded ravers at the all-ages gig.

    Mr Martin said the local SES had set up a hotline at Moree base in response to the growing demand for information.

    The phone number is (02) 6757 2950.

    The number of techno music fans stranded at the site was today revised up to 1000 by the SES from the earlier count of 700.

    well thought about venue i see

    #1151229
    process
    Participant
    General Lighting wrote:
    seems no worse than Glade or Eastern HAze and at least its warmer out there..

    I wasnt at the one in Aus, but i can tell you Glade was pretty fucking grim. and there was no helicopter with 3tons of food and warm clothing coming to our rescue eithier! :edit:there was 16,500 at glade too!

    the worst thing i can see happening is that they may actually run out of drugs before a escape road is built – disaster!

    #1205535
    process
    Participant
    General Lighting wrote:
    seems no worse than Glade or Eastern HAze and at least its warmer out there..

    I wasnt at the one in Aus, but i can tell you Glade was pretty fucking grim. and there was no helicopter with 3tons of food and warm clothing coming to our rescue eithier! :edit:there was 16,500 at glade too!

    the worst thing i can see happening is that they may actually run out of drugs before a escape road is built – disaster!

    #1151230
    Raj
    Participant

    I thought the Glade was not too bad given the conditions around us off the site. Have to say I dont think anything would have prepared us for what happened [never seen a mud flow through the middle of a tent before like the one I had :crazy:].
    I had mates who left when it started to rain and still had a hellish weekend as they drove through it instead and left all their stuff on the site so made a triple loss IMO – they lost out on the ticket money, their stuff and the fun too and they were camped somewhere which stayed [relatively] dry all weekend

    #1205538
    Raj
    Participant

    I thought the Glade was not too bad given the conditions around us off the site. Have to say I dont think anything would have prepared us for what happened [never seen a mud flow through the middle of a tent before like the one I had :crazy:].
    I had mates who left when it started to rain and still had a hellish weekend as they drove through it instead and left all their stuff on the site so made a triple loss IMO – they lost out on the ticket money, their stuff and the fun too and they were camped somewhere which stayed [relatively] dry all weekend

    #1151233
    GiantMidget
    Participant
    djprocess wrote:
    the worst thing i can see happening is that they may actually run out of drugs before a escape road is built – disaster!

    Imagine the comedown! Aussies fighting it out for the last pill be like Lord of the flies but with drugs.raaa

    #1205544
    GiantMidget
    Participant
    djprocess wrote:
    the worst thing i can see happening is that they may actually run out of drugs before a escape road is built – disaster!

    Imagine the comedown! Aussies fighting it out for the last pill be like Lord of the flies but with drugs.raaa

    #1151231
    Raj
    Participant
    DJCliffy wrote:
    Imagine the comedown! Aussies fighting it out for the last pill be like Lord of the flies but with drugs.raaa

    :biggreen: :laugh_at:

    #1205540
    Raj
    Participant
    DJCliffy wrote:
    Imagine the comedown! Aussies fighting it out for the last pill be like Lord of the flies but with drugs.raaa

    :biggreen: :laugh_at:

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