You can’t say you didn’t have ample warning. Festivals are an expensive service to provide, let alone on a relatively remote tropical island. It costs a few thousand to make a fancy website with conceptual images, but millions to put on a festival. Remember the last fancy island getaway festival we covered? set the standard for festival disasters as it was cancelled and went bankrupt 48 hours from its start, but apparently Fyre Festival said “Hold my beer”. The festival has quickly become such a dumpsterfyre that it is on Twitter.
Fyre Festival made huge waves earlier in the year because a splashy marketing campaign and glitzy website promoted by the Kendall Jenner and Kanye‘s GOOD Music family. Tickets ranged from $1200 to $250,000 for exlusive “glamping”, chartered flights, and access to a yacht.
Alarm bells began ringing Thursday night when headliners Blink 182 informed fans they were pulling out due to disorganization the festival.
What actually went down should make TomorrowWorld attendees feel comfortable, as the island setup was more akin to a refugee resettlement camp. There was nothing more than a tent city with barely any light or security. exploded with horror stories, and the disaster devolved from there into a full blown meme misery and survival.
The gourmet food options turned out to be literally foam food packages with salad, bread, and cheese. Eventually all remaining flights to the island were cancelled. Finally this morning the promoters pulled the plug.
Attendees remain stranded in Exuma and thinking about how they got conned by Ja Rule. Remember folks, think twice before spending thousands on a festival with 0 track record especially if it’s a destination festival. You’ve been warned, again.