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End of world party host swears to ‘do it better’

Even Tracy is planning his next big party. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
Even Tracy is planning his next big party. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

ROCKHAMPTON'S Evan Tracey has learnt plenty of valuable lessons after authorities shut down his end of the world party last year.

More than 500 people had turned up for the event at a friend's house at Koongal, which had been promoted beforehand on Facebook.

Now Evan, 20, is planning his next big party and promises it will be bigger and better.

The media spotlight is currently on parties promoted through social media after five teenagers, some reported to be as young as 14, were treated for alcohol-related injuries when a party promoted on Facebook went wrong.

Police are investigating after up to 1000 people converged on Tamborine Memorial Hall at Mount Tamborine on the Gold Coast for a party dubbed "Yo-Yo's Round 2".

Evan yesterday offered a message of reassurance to concerned parents.

He said for his next party, which he plans to hold in April, he was working with the police and would once again engage security guards who would not tolerate unacceptable behaviour.

Evan is currently studying public relations at university.

"The end of the world party last year was really good but needed improvements," he said.

"I've learnt a lot and now I know what to do to make this next event a safe and successful one that everyone will enjoy."

Evan said he had already started making preparations.

"I've registered the party with the police and started organising venues," he said.

"I plan to start promoting the event in the next couple of weeks after all the details are confirmed."

He also let slip that he had some big name bands on his list of DJs and acts that he hoped would be able to perform.

Evan said he understood how these events could be seen as dangerous.

"I know last year some parents were concerned about the amount of people attending," he said.

"We had security controlling the grounds and no aggressive or violent behaviour was tolerated which will be exactly the same for this one. We've registered it with police as well which means they will be patrolling the area."

A police spokesman yesterday urged anyone considering holding a party to register the event with the police service's Party Safe program.

The spokesman also warned party organisers that if they planned to charge an attendance fee, they would need approval from the relevant authorities.

People could call police for more information.

- Madeline McDonald

Topics:  editors picks, koongal, party, police, rockhampton



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