“Come over for a few cans,” he said. “Project X Cavan,” we said.
It all started when young Gavan Clarke planned a gathering on Facebook, inviting 20-30 friends over to his hospitable home in Cavan.
The teen’s parents were away from home when he set up this moderate sized get-together, and must have asked himself the same question that anyone in his situation would ask themselves – “What could possibly go wrong?”
But as fate intended, the Facebook invitation exploded with random people from all over Ireland declaring that they were down to attend. Realising that this could get out of hand, the Cavan teen quickly deleted the page, but alas he was too late. Within a matter of minutes, a duplicate invitation was set up, open to anyone who wished to attend.
The invite soon gained momentum all over Facebook and Twitter, revealing Gavan’s home address in Lavey, Co Cavan. The event dubbed ‘Project X Cavan,’ which was named after Nima Nourizadeh’s latest film Project X, soon amounted to over 1,500 eager partiers.
It seems that Bad Luck Brian has more luck than this kid, as busloads of people turned up at his residence, ready to get drunk and cause an expected amount of Irish fuelled debauchery.
As seen from the pictures and video footage taken that night, the roads in Lavey, Co Cavan were taken over by this flash mob and turned into a colossal binge session.
Gardaí have confirmed that they attended the scene of a house party in Cavan last night but made no arrests following fears the event would get out of hand.
Garda Inspector Aidan Farrelly said the situation went “haywire”.
“From around 1am people were dispersing,” he said, adding that he estimated that between 300 and 500 people were in attendance. Several busloads of people turned up and we asked them to disperse,” stated Gda Farrelly.
This is not the first time something like this has happened. A couple of years ago, Australian teen Corey Delaney also threw a house party when his parents were away. The gatecrashers caused over $20,000 worth of damage, vandalising his neighbour’s homes and smashing up several police cars.
There have been no official statements made yet by Gavin Clarke, but I assume that Project X Cavan will resume in his house again this time next year.