KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Two days after a huge New Year's Eve bash at Hangar 9, party goers are still returning to the National Airline History Museum. They came not for the memories, but for their belongings.
Tickets cost $80 to $200 that included drinks, food, and complimentary coat-check with full security. But the stylish evening quickly turned into nightmare.
"Some people next to me were pepper sprayed, they were crying," said Grant Rossman, who came looking for his girlfriend's coat.
When Rossman described the early hours of 2015, he said it was a mob scene, especially in the coat check area. He said his girlfriend was assaulted while trying to find her jacket.
"She was grabbed by her shirt and thrown to the ground," said Rossman.
The problems extended beyond lost possessions.
"Champagne and other types of alcohol that were promised were hard to come by," said Jake, who also came looking for a coat on Friday.
"Shuttles, food line, drink line. Everything was a wait," added Matt Lugo about the party.
The National Airline History Museum issued an apology online and even started an investigation. Some party goers aren't blaming the venue.
"It's more of the promoter and who was in charge of the party who is hiding in the shadows right now," said Jake,
Some who showed up looking for lost items walked away empty handed because their coats weren't there, likely taken by others by mistake and not returned.
"It feels terrible. I think the right thing to do is refund the ticket price," said Rossman.