The Airbnb rave is somewhat of an internet meme at this point. What is better than renting out someone else's abode only to throw the most vicious of parties in it. Needless to say we do not agree with the antics of property destruction. Or in this next story's case, punching a property owner in the face. That being said this entire tail is hilarious.
The gentlemen of the US airforce troops from RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk told the property owners that their converted barn would be used for a weekend away from base. One that would be relaxed, quiet and easy on the mind. Unfortunately that was a cover story for a rave which included a sound system, smoke machines, disco balls and lighting from offsite.
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The property owners went out for a night on the town and were soon contacted by neighbors with concerns about what was taking place on their property. When the owners did arrive and saw a full scale rave taking place they contacted the police. Most revelers left without a fuss but one of the enlisted men decided to punch the male property owner in the face. Airbnb released a statement on the incident:
“We have zero tolerance for this kind of behavior, have removed the guest while we investigate, and are providing our support to the host. There have been over 160 million guest arrivals in Airbnb listings and bad experiences are extremely rare.”
The US Airforce released a statement saying they were fully complying with the investigation of local authorities and are taking their own action against the troops involved. All we can say is that if you are going to have an AirBnb rave, make sure the property is at least isolated.
Daily Eastern Press