Facebook invite regrets after bush rave big fizzer
ORGANISERS of a bush rave in Shalvey say they regret putting the invitation on Facebook after it turned into a fizzer on the weekend.
The Christmas rave party, which more than 900 people said they were attending and more than 10,000 people had been invited to on social media, ended before it began on Saturday night.
About 20 officers from Mt Druitt police, as well as officers from the Riot Squad, patrolled the area on Friday and Saturday night scaring off revellers.
One of the party’s organisers, 22-year-old Jake Elma- sri, said many people still turned up for the party on Saturday night.
“About 100 of us went down to the party but the area was full of cops,” he said. “There were riot squads and patrol cars everywhere and they just told us to leave.” Mr Elmasri said the Facebook page had spiralled out of control. “We regret putting it on Facebook, we shouldn’t have done it,” he said.
“The next one we are just going to hire a hall and not put it online. We thought we would be able to do it – but there were just too many people invited.”
Detective Inspector Dave Goddard said the party had become a “non-event”. DetInsp Goddard said a number of people did turn up for the party but complied with police instructions and were turned around quickly.
Mt Druitt police warned party goers early in the week a high-visibility police operation would be in place.