Birthday Party Gone Wild After 2,000 People Show Up Because Of Social Media Invite
A party invitation posted on social media attracted a massive, out of control crowd. INSIDE EDITION has details.
Original Airdate: 8/7/14
It was the wildest party ever seen with thousands of out-of-control party-goers and go-go dancers on the roof. There was somebody who was actually breathing fire!
The insane party happened at a Michigan farm over the weekend and video of the event has gone viral. More than 2,000 people showed up after learning about it on social media.
It was called "Project P,” modeled after the 2012 movie Project X, in which teens throw the party to end all parties.
Cops say many people at the real-life party were underage and there were six drug overdoses and one reported sexual assault.
Someone said in one panicked 911 call: “He has no pulse. Everyone knows he's ODing, he's on heroin. You guys need to come out here now. I have no idea who this guy is.”
But the party was so crazy that the 911 operator said: “My ambulance can't get there. There's too many people.”
James Taylor is the guy who staged the wild party at his family's farm. He told INSIDE EDITION, “People just wanted to be here and I couldn't tell you why."
Twenty-one-year-old Taylor said he wanted as big a crowd as possible and he's not sorry about what happened, saying, “I thought it was the coolest thing I have ever seen. Six injuries that I have heard nothing of are not really that big of a deal."
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The party lasted all night. Taylor was interviewed the next morning by a local TV news reporter and said, "I didn't make this kid pass out on my floor. People wanted to be here."
This isn't the first time a wild party was stoked by social media has gotten totally out of control.
A vacation home outside Albany, New York, was trashed to the tune of $30,000 in 2013. There was graffiti on the walls, broken windows, and trash everywhere. Photos were actually posted online while the party was still raging.
It's a worldwide problem. Teens in Great Britain showed up unannounced for a massive Halloween party in 2008 and trashed a historic mansion. They even swung from the chandeliers.
Social media expert Bob Knorpp has this warning to parents, "Kids are not thinking about the outcomes. They are not thinking about the consequences of putting it out there. So, make sure you are paying attention to what your child is saying on social media. Follow them on Facebook, be involved in their lives."
Meanwhile, the knucklehead who threw the wildest party ever says he wants to do it again, saying, “It is not like I'm ever going to quit partying. There is no reason for it. It's fun.”
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