$12,000 Fyre luxury music festival "a disaster, fraud", reports of fighting, theft etc.
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[QUOTE]This weekend was to mark the launch of Fyre Festival, a boutique, luxury music festival taking place in Exumas, Bahamas. Tickets to the festival ran between $4,000 and $12,000, with the price of admission including a chartered flight from Miami, private villas to sleep in, yacht rides with gorgeous models, and performances from the likes of G.O.O.D. Music, Major Lazer, Blink-182, Disclosure, and more. On paper it all sounded good — that’s if you’re into that form of excessive douchebagery. Upon arrival, however, festival-goers were met to what amounts to a disaster zone.
According to reports on reddit and Twitter, the festival grounds were littered with half-built tents and mountains of trash. Catered meals were nothing more than a slice of bread and cheese, with a salad garnish for good measure. As night fell, the situation became even more chaotic, as festival staff and security were nowhere to be found. Luggage was thrown out of the back of a truck to an awaiting mob. There were reports of feral dogs running loose through the festival grounds, and some attendees allege to have gotten into verbal and physical confrontations with locals. All the while, flights to the island have been canceled.
Festival organizers — which include rapper Ja Rule — have yet to comment on the status of the festival going forward. However, this evening, Blink-182 canceled their appearance. “We’re not confident that we would have what we need to give you the quality of performances we always give fans,” the band said in a statement. Many of the festival-goers who were able to make it to the island have left the grounds and sought refuge in the Exumas airport.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE]Remember when Emily Ratajkowski and friends advertised a ~stunning~ music festival on a secluded island ran by Ja Rule? Well, attendees are quickly proving that influencer marketing doesn’t always work.
After Blink-182’s abrupt cancellation, the bad news is continuing. One look at the #FyreFestival hashtag on Twitter will show you that the festival is an absolute disaster. After the first attendees began to arrive, it was clear that there was no organization in place and absolutely no one was told how to proceed upon arrival.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE] Ja Rule[/QUOTE]
There's your answer, unfortunately. Very surprised anyone, guest or act, would attach themselves to anything he was associated with.
And here I was thinking you couldn't one-up Dashcon
[QUOTE=ElectricSquid;52160127]And here I was thinking you couldn't one-up Dashcon[/QUOTE]
at least dashcon had a ballpit
Wow what the fuck
it's like dashcon but for rich people
i love it
Can't wait for the movie of this event, it sounds like some survival game bullshit over there
Battle Royale or something
A fucking island?? Incredible
[editline]28th April 2017[/editline]
All this for blink 182 lmfao
My brother used to be obsessed then he went to one blink show and never spoke of them again because they apparently suck hard live
Wanted to call this one massive scam, but they did bother to setup tents so........
Still, what the fuck, it does seems that they are giving a full refund.
Oh man and they cancelled fucking amazing this story just gets better
Even if I had all the money in the world, for a new festival that "offers" all of what was described, I'd be pretty skeptical.
private villas [/I]
may as well throw in a coupon for a free handy while they're at it.
[QUOTE=Noob4life;52160176]Wanted to call this one massive scam, but they did bother to setup tents so........
Still, what the fuck, it does seems that they are giving a full refund.[/QUOTE]
Are they gonna pay for the therapy for everyone lol
the real event is watching a bunch of rich hipsters fight to survive as the safe zone grows ever smaller
ten-thousand dollars for a one-way trip to a tropical concentration camp? sign me the hell up!
Holy shit what a fucking mess.
That dinner is the food equivalent of the Dashcon ball pit.
this reply chain is the best
[QUOTE=Ninja Gnome;52160199]the real event is watching a bunch of rich hipsters fight to survive as the safe zone grows ever smaller[/QUOTE]
Battle Royale just got real
[QUOTE=27X;52160120]There's your answer, unfortunately. Very surprised anyone, guest or act, would attach themselves to anything he was associated with.[/QUOTE]
i get that this is a joke but do you actually know anything about ja rule or would you have the same hot take regardless of who the person in question is?
i just don't get your reasoning and you've never exactly came across as the type to be very familiar with the branding of someone like ja rule [sp]unless all you entirely associate him with the chappelle joke or something[/sp]
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All hail the magic conch!
Nearly all artists just left :v:
Glad refunds are being carried out.
[QUOTE=ROFLBURGER;52160257]Glad refunds are being carried out.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=Pretz;52160206]ten-thousand dollars for a one-way trip to a tropical concentration camp? sign me the hell up![/QUOTE]
surprises let me know she cares
@FyreFestivalFraud called it months ago on their twitter, insane stuff that's related to the backers behind this festival, like a [URL="https://twitter.com/fyrefraud/status/846973795495751680"]event tracking app for 'elite' young professionals that basically failed to deliver a promise along with its $250 annual fee[/URL].
he can't keep getting away with it
For some reason the /pol/ and alt-right crowd is weirdly invested in this. They're all over social media and comment sections being appalling racist about the locals and promoters as well as crowing about how this will make "dumb elite millennials" no longer "libtards".
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this is the narrative for [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_of_the_Flies]lord of the flies[/url], the ultimate prank
See this is fucking terrifying????? like everything else is bad and all these people got completely ripped off but afaik this dude hasn't seen his girlfriend yet and it's been 12 hours and she's pretty much being held without any contact to the outside world in a tent in a shithole fake music festival.