The Fyre Festival DISASTER

The Fyre Festival was supposed to be a star-studded luxury event taking place over two weekends on a private island in the Bahamas. Headliners such as Blink-182, Migos and Major Lazer collapsed Thursday night in a dilemma of broken sewer pipes and delayed international flights. Hundreds of guests who paid thousands of dollars for chartered yachts and planes found themselves deserted with no bands, no luggage, and for some, no places to stay.

Little did the festival-goers know that they’d end up trapped on the island, with little to no food or water. The advertisement showed the most beautiful location, turquoise waters, and all anyone who could afford a ticket would dream of.

 

Bella Hadid had something to say in regards to the situation:

Page Six reported a rumor that famous folks were told to stay home ahead of time. Hadid was spotted at a pool in Miami over the weekend by TMZ. Meanwhile, Jenner responded to the controversy by posing on Instagram in thigh high boots and a fedora.

Music fans have been posting distress signals from the Bahamas via social media, with some suggesting they’re unable to leave the island. Festival promoters have so far issued only brief statements, but in an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone, Billy McFarland, the 25-year-old Fyre Fest co-organizer with rapper Ja Rule, gives his regrets, promises refunds and even plans to create a make-up festival return next year. – Rolling Stone

The Fyre Festival co-founder and tech entrepreneur, Billy McFarland, has a track record for failure. He founded a membership-based company, Magnises, in 2013, that offered “valuable benefits and members-only offers,” including complimentary room upgrades, discounted access to sold-out concerts and more. Yet, some members said they never received the perks they paid for, Business Insider reported.

Twitter accounts @FyreFraud and @Kenamatics uploaded videos displaying just how unorganized the camp site became.

Chloe Gordon wrote her story to NYmag.com, titled, “I Worked at Fyre Festival. It Was Always Going to Be a Disaster.”

I cannot explain how or why the bros running this festival ignored every warning sign they were given along the way. The writing was on the wall. I saw it firsthand six weeks ago. They overlooked so many very basic things. And baby, they forgot to make me sign an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement).

Check out the rest of the story: http://nymag.com/thecut/2017/04/fyre-festival-exumas-bahamas-disaster.html

When Twitter user @WNFIV received wifi, he made sure to upload videos of memory lane to display the struggled adventure he and countless others faced:

He even found a notebook from one of the Fyre Fest planners on the ground.

Over on Fyre Festival’s website, they released a statement exclaiming, “We thought we were ready, but then everyone arrived.” But really, it was like a slap in the face.

Remi Helfant
Remi Helfant

Writer

Social media junkie who enjoys traveling, fashion and music! Attending concerts with thousands of strangers watching her favorite artists perform definitely has to be one of the best feelings in the world.

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