These reactions to Houghton festival being cancelled will make your day
Son’s crying now, cheers
Houghton Festival was cancelled this morning, the day it was supposed to start. The festival was called off because of severe weather conditions forecasted by the Met Office, including 40mph winds and thunderstorms.
The Houghton festival crowd are no less savage. Some of the responses to the extremely last minute announcements are golden, and we've cherry picked the best of the best for your enjoyment:
1. Some people just didn't want to believe it
2. Some were looking for alternatives
3. You can smell the desperation in this comment
4. 40mph is NOTHING
5. All those beers and drugs purchased have gotta go somewhere
6. People even created a 'Storm Houghton' event
The existence of this event is only made funnier by the fact that Houghton has been shut down due to a severe storm.
Also, if you don't get the reference: it's based on the Facebook event where everyone arranged to storm Area 51 to "see them aliens".
7. This poor organisation seems awfully familiar
8. Nice try mate
Selling 1 Houghton Festival ticket
— ConnorTulip (@ConnorTulip) August 8, 2019
9. Of course someone commented this
10. The resilience is impressive
11. Mate, peak times
i sold my boomtown ticket to get a houghton ticket only for houghton to be cancelled the morning before it started pic.twitter.com/Mlkzst1Hji
— tom (@tomzsz) August 8, 2019
12. I like your energy
13. The drug dealers have been severely affected
Houghton Festival cancelled on the day. Power to the part time dealers who wanted to make a quick buck and now have 200grams of MDMA with nowhere to sell it.
— council_pop (@matt_mgd) August 8, 2019
14. Who's gonna tell him
Gutted About boardmasters But at least someone was nice enough to sell me their houghton ticket half price! Faith in humanity restored!
— MC LOCAL RESIDENT (@noshbeavers) August 8, 2019
15. Don't worry guys, Mark's got us sorted
16. Are they serious
FYI. Just asked mum. We’re allowed to throw a party! It’s not Houghton size but we can squeeze some folks in here. Let’s do do this! pic.twitter.com/wHt0iO7LDi
— TB 303 O'Clock (@303OClock) August 8, 2019
17. I don't need this!!
Houghton festival, more like a HoughTON of unnecessary stress and anxiety
— Sarah Kelly (@sarahhfkelly) August 8, 2019
18. Big mood
Waiting for the Houghton press release pic.twitter.com/5wGkx5BJx8
— Euan Read (@EuanRead) August 8, 2019
19. Pls we just wanna boogie
Any artists who had to cancel at Houghton fancy coming to play in Leeds tomorrow? We'll give u a rate good knees up.
— Gary Deep (@alextheomusic) August 8, 2019
20. Some people travelled really far for this, guys
The worst part is this exact comment featured on the Boardmasters cancellation Facebook post but posted by someone else. Stop thief!
22. We will stop at NOTHING
23. If all else fails: Boomtown