Saturday – Several days of rain prior to and during the festival caused the site to become mud-locked. On Sunday, the event was significantly scaled back when the organizers decided to only allow visitors already camping in Dreamville to attend the festival on the final day.
Saturday at TomorrowWorld.
Saturday – Bubbles, along with streamers, confetti, and other party decorations, constantly floated through the air.
Saturday – Many ravers spend hours creating elaborate plastic beaded jewelry, which they trade with friends. The one on the left took about 20 hours to make, says its creator.
Saturday – Ben Will of Pennsylvania dances with a potted plant that he says he found and brought to the festival as a companion.
Saturday – Sam, left, and Logan, right, friends who traveled from San Diego, dressed as Little Bow Peep for the festival.
Saturday – Festival goers filled the hill in front of the main stage on Day 2 of TomorrowWorld as headlining acts prepared to take the stage.
Saturday- Thanh Tran of North Carolina is silhouetted against a gray stormy sky wearing a tutu, creature ears, and a pair of hand-crafted wings.
Saturday – Chef Kevin Gillespie, of Gunshow and Revival, serves part of the 10-course meal offered at one of the VIP areas.
Saturday – Festival goers walk to and from TomorrowWorld’s eight stages as the rain continues to fall Saturday night.
Saturday – The Mythical Frames stage, set on the other side of a lake on the property, drew a vibrant crowd throughout the festival.
Saturday – Concertgoers at the Mythical Frames stage late Saturday night.
Saturday – New illuminated signs for this year’s festival didn’t seem to help on Saturday night amid numerous reports of attendees stranded overnight.
Sunday – Annie Parker of Pasadena, California, shows off the jewelry she has collected over the weekend. She says she made the mask herself.
Sunday – Annie Parker of Pasadena, California, keeps all of the jewelry she has collected and made on a belt around her waist.
Sunday – Festival goers wait on the hill by the main stage.
Sunday- One partier dons a large mouse head, a common sight at the festival.
Sunday – Organizers attempted to combat the mud by putting down straw.
Sunday – A group from New Zealand, Australia, and New York (from left, Zac Luxton, Jerad Kew, Myra Sabolesky, and Richard Coles) lie on a dry piece of ground.
Sunday – Aaron Pratesi of New York shows off his jewelry, including a self-made Tron-inspired necklace.
Sunday – Isaiah McKnight of Sacramento poses for a portrait covered in glitter.
Sunday – A group of festival goers dressed as nuns field shouts as they walk through TomorrowWorld.
Sunday – A festival goer in the dining area.
Sunday – Partiers dance in front of the main stage on the final night of the festival.
Sunday – Pariers dance in front of the main stage on the final night of the festival. Due to the changes made by organizers, three of the stages were completely closed and the lineups were combined to the remaining stages.
Sunday – Festival goers dance in shallow pools of water at the Icon Stage.
By now you’ve heard about
the rain-soaked chaos at this year’s TomorrowWorld EDM festival, where thousands were stranded overnight Saturday after storms led to a transportation shutdown. By Sunday, those not camping on the festival grounds were turned away from the remaining performances. Still, for some concert-goers, particularly those inside the VIP cabins, the event was still a chance to dance and party to EDM superstars like David Guetta, Afrojack, and Tiësto—and show off their festival finery. Here’s our inside-the-scenes look at the good, the bad, and the muddy.