A media blitz last week seems to have gotten the message out about Langley’s own version of Project X: no dice.
Despite a host of messages on social media about a planned party for hundreds of teens, no one turned up in Walnut Grove on Saturday night, said Cpl. Holly Marks, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.
Police had extra patrols and road checks in the area, but it was “a non-event” Marks said.
The RCMP had worried that a potentially destructive party could break out after messages on Facebook and Craigslist. The messages called the event Project X Walnut Grove, named after a movie in which three teens throw a wildly destructive party that all but levels their neighbourhood.
Police caught wind of the party and contacted the Walnut Grove Secondary student whose Facebook account had been used to advertise the party. The account may have been hacked, and it was likely the party was a hoax, Marks said.
The Facebook pages advertising the event were taken down last week, and police put out the word that the party would not be happening – and that any drunk drivers or rowdy party-goers in the area would be met by the RCMP.
A series of similar social media-fuelled parties have taken place, both inspiring and inspired by the Project X film.
Police in Mission headed off a party that was setting up in a forested area off a logging road on the weekend of Aug. 18.