Skip to comments.Teen cancels Facebook party with 200,000 'guests'
Posted on 03/15/2011 3:22:27 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
An Australian schoolgirl had to cancel her 16th birthday party after her Facebook invitation went viral and close to 200,000 people said they would turn up at her house, reports said Tuesday.
The Sydney girl had wanted her schoolmates to attend, and the post -- which included her address -- said they could bring friends if they let her know, Sydney's Daily Telegraph newspaper reported.
"(It's an) open house party as long as it doesn't get out of hand," she wrote, adding that she had not had time to invite everyone individually.
But within 24 hours more than 20,000 people had replied to the public event to say they were attending and by Tuesday almost 200,000 potential partygoers had reportedly accepted the invitation...
Police said it appeared the girl's original post had been reposted by an "unknown person" and this had gone viral, as they warned of the dangers of advertising parties on social networking sites.
"The father has given us an undertaking that he will have the Facebook page removed and the party will definitely not be going on," police Inspector Terry Dalton told ABC Radio. "There will be no party at that address.
"The only thing that anybody who turns up on that street will be met by will be some police vehicles patrolling the area."
In 2008, then 16-year-old Corey Worthington attracted global attention when he threw a wild party while his parents were away, after making an open invitation on his MySpace page.
About 500 people turned up to his two-storey home in Melbourne, and in the ensuing hours police called in the air wing and the dog squad to help subdue revellers.
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Smells like an urban legend to me.
Myspace caps personal “friends” lists at 5,000 and caps the numbers of photos you can post to one account around 30,000.
A “fan” page can go higher but based on the above numbers, I don’t know if it is even POSSIBLE to have 200,000 people accept one event listing.
Additionally, it IS the internet and 200,000 fakebook friends who say they will be at any given event translates to about 20.
200,000 alcohol poisonings of minors and 15,000 turn up pregnant....
I guess some would call it a successful party
"It's NOT gonna be an orgy."
That’s a $hi*load of potato chips.
Nah, that would be at least $25 at the door... judging by twisted New Orleans.
Just change the event notice to tell them you are moving and looking for people to help load the truck.
No one will show.
I'm still going.