As interest in VR porn gathers pace, it’s only natural that people interested in the ‘next big thing’ organize a VR porn festival to celebrate all things new.

However, while some excitement for new tech is always desirable, nowhere else in the world other than Japan does it seem likely that a VR porn festival would need to be closed due to overcrowding.

According to a member of the VRTalk forum who translated a post from an attendee, albeit not one of the lucky ones to make it in, the doors had to be closed shortly after they were opened.

The event didn’t start until 2 PM, so I went there in high spirits an hour before then, but the city was already overflowing with people. There were so many that it was almost impossible to keep the situation under control. While waiting for my friends, I couldn’t help but think that if they couldn’t control the mass of people, a riot or something similar could happen. The 20 lucky guys closest to the building were let in by the staff. I’m sure there was a line inside the building that rivaled the one outside.

It turns out that even the event’s organizers didn’t expect so many people to want to get in, and due to closing it early and the huge numbers of disappointed attendees, there’s a second event planned for August. And this time there’s going to be a pre-sale ticketing system in place.

It’s a sensible move, given the huge surge in interest over the last year and a half; Google searches for ‘VR porn’ are up nearly 10,000% since November 2014. VR porn is even managing to make its way, slowly, into more mainstream tech conferences (like CES) and E3 now too.

Perhaps 2016 truly will be the year for VR.

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Source: VRTalk via The Inquirer