Earlier this fall, an event quite out of the ordinary made a lot of noise in Montreal. The Lol Event Group announced a Canada-wide tour of the Harry Potter-inspired wizard festival. The festival happened in Montreal this past Friday, November 15, and it seems that the evening was a real fiasco for visitors, who are now requesting a refund.
This wizard inspired "Adults Only" festival promised to transform Montreal's Rialto Theater into "a world of magical wonder."
However, it seems that the 600 participants at the party were extremely disappointed with the organization, which they felt was not magic in the slightest.
The organization promised an evening inspired by the world of Harry Potter by offering its guests, according to the description of the event, beverages such as "Polyjuice Potion, the Butter Beer, Unicorn Blood, and the Hair Of The Multi-Headed Dog."
Other dishes and activities that made reference to the Harry Potter fantasy world, such as Luna's pudding, Butterscotch Beer flavoured popcorn, and the opportunity to go through Diagon Alley are what caught the attention of the Montreal Potterheads, who were expecting an evening worth fifty dollars, since that's how much the tickets to the event were.
But, it seems that's not that they got at all. On the Facebook page Cheated by LOL Event Group, which was created almost immediately after the event was over, many dissatisfied customers denounce this scam.
According to one of the participants who were present told Narcity Québec that "Everything that was announced was not there. No Harry Potter drinks, no serious animation - I can not believe it [...] It's a hard scam."
"The event was more than misleading and the promotion of it was all lies. Lol Event Group simply scammed the people who paid $50 for their ticket," another participant told us.
This Youtuber, NerdEJackie, filmed their experience that reflects the result of the evening.
On the Harry Potter Fans in Montreal Facebook page, Lol Event Group shared a post about last night's event to gather feedback from guests to help improve any future events.