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Old 05-01-2017, 04:30 PM   #1
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Default The Fyre Festival, or "The death of Expertise"

So, apparently, Ja Rule and some Instagram Celebrity-lite types decided to arrange a Caribbean music festival with pricing ranging from ~$1200 to ~$100k+ for the trust-funders of InstaSnapGramTumblWhatever to listen to music and take selfies with celebs in a "Luxury Resort in the Bahamas" environment.

That's not quite how it went. I'm having delicious levels of Schadenfreude right now.

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The subreddit is a gold mine. Also, organizers are now being sued for $100MM. Who needs professional event planners, organizers, or anyone else who cuts into the profits, right?
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Old 05-01-2017, 04:30 PM   #2
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So awesome


and sure you might think "but they paid for it, they should get what they deserve!"

that's until you see the band lineup that they paid so much money to see:

Blink-182
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Ja Rule
Pusha-T
Kaytranada






so yes, they did get what they deserve.

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Old 05-01-2017, 04:38 PM   #3
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Yeah it's pretty sweet, lots of stuff on twitter is very


Now they're being sued for 100 million.



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so much

Like you'd have to pay me to see any of those terrible acts.
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Old 05-01-2017, 04:42 PM   #4
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Been reading about this story for a while now. Sounds hilariously awful.
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Old 05-01-2017, 04:50 PM   #5
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Old 05-01-2017, 04:56 PM   #6
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So yes, they did get what they deserve.
I'm also really failing to see any downside in marooning those fans on an island and just letting them resort to cannibalism.
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Old 05-01-2017, 04:58 PM   #7
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Old 05-01-2017, 04:59 PM   #8
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I'm also really failing to see any downside in marooning those fans on an island and just letting them resort to cannibalism.
They would eat all the swimming pigs, instead of just killing them by giving them rum.
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I'm also really failing to see any downside in marooning those fans on an island and just letting them resort to cannibalism.
Absolutely no downside, lots of upside.


Now that we've seen how easy it is to lure useless trust fund babies to desert islands we need to ramp up our efforts. For the benefit of humanity.
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Now that we've seen how easy it is to lure useless trust fund babies to desert islands we need to ramp up our efforts. For the benefit of humanity.
Hell, for science!
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Hell, for science!
I'm thinking one of those islands were the U.S. detonated/tested all those nukes.
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Now that we've seen how easy it is to lure useless trust fund babies to desert islands we need to ramp up our efforts. For the benefit of humanity.
Actually, I'd rather we do it with the Boomers. Let Steely Dan headline, promise a Jefferson Starship reunion, and lots and lots of cocaine and female media interns. Make sure there's a panel session on parking cash in the Bahamas so you don't have to pay the taxes that should educate your grandkids, and you'll probably get half of Congress to show up too. AARP can be the main sponsor.
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Absolutely no downside, lots of upside.


Now that we've seen how easy it is to lure useless trust fund babies to desert islands we need to ramp up our efforts. For the benefit of humanity.
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Actually, I'd rather we do it with the Boomers. Let Steely Dan headline, promise a Jefferson Starship reunion, and lots and lots of cocaine and female media interns. Make sure there's a panel session on parking cash in the Bahamas so you don't have to pay the taxes that should educate your grandkids, and you'll probably get half of Congress to show up too. AARP can be the main sponsor.
Why not both?
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They didn't have beer because they didn't order it "early enough". Obviously these idiot planners had a vision - make a great music venue on a private island! Just needs a stage, some performers, and tents 'n stuff for people to sleep in, right?

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Full_Clip bets most of the people at Fyre never heard Blink 182 or Ja Rule when they were actually producing original music.
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Old 05-01-2017, 05:33 PM   #16
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I don't feel bad for anyone involved. Especially the douche in the bomber jacket with a hoodie underneath. I hope he died of dehydration for wearing a coat to the Caribbean.
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Old 05-01-2017, 06:06 PM   #17
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Is it bad I think Lady Fyre everytime this thing is brought up?
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Old 05-01-2017, 07:42 PM   #20
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Surprised it took so long for this thread to come up, but I guess it was during the weekend.
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Old 05-01-2017, 08:05 PM   #21
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https://fyrefestival.com/

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Yesterday was a very challenging day for all of us. But we would like to fully explain what happened.

Billy McFarland and Ja Rule started a partnership over a mutual interest in technology, the ocean, and rap music. This unique combination of interests led them to the idea that, through their combined passions, they could create a new type of music festival and experience on a remote island.

They simply weren’t ready for what happened next, or how big this thing would get. They started by making a website and launching a viral campaign. Ja helped book talent, and they had hundreds of local Bahamians join in the effort. Suddenly, they found themselves transforming a small island and trying to build a festival. Thousands of people wanted to come. They were excited, but then the roadblocks started popping up.

As amazing as the islands are, the infrastructure for a festival of this magnitude needed to be built from the ground up. So, we decided to literally attempt to build a city. We set up water and waste management, brought an ambulance from New York, and chartered 737 planes to shuttle our guests via 12 flights a day from Miami. We thought we were ready, but then everyone arrived.

The team was overwhelmed. The airport was jam packed. The buses couldn’t handle the load. And the wind from rough weather took down half of the tents on the morning our guests were scheduled to arrive. This is an unacceptable guest experience and the Fyre team takes full responsibility for the issues that occurred.

Everyone was very concerned for our guests. They needed a place to sleep and everyone did their absolute best to rebuild. We took everyone to the beach and built as many tents and beds as fast as possible, but as more guests arrived, we were simply in over our heads. Ultimately, we didn’t think security could keep up, so we had to postpone the festival. The response to the postponement was immediate and intense. We had no other options, so we began the process of getting guests quickly and safely back to Miami, which continued through the weekend. Our top priority as a company is to ensure the comfort and safe return home of all of our guests.

Then something amazing happened: venues, bands, and people started contacting us and said they’d do anything to make this festival a reality and how they wanted to help. The support from the musical community has been overwhelming and we couldn’t be more humbled or inspired by this experience. People were rooting for us after the worst day we’ve ever had as a company. After speaking with our potential partners, we have decided to add more seasoned event experts to the 2018 Fyre Festival, which will take place at a United States beach venue.

All festival goers this year will be refunded in full. We will be working on refunds over the next few days and will be in touch directly with guests with more details. Also, all guests from this year will have free VIP passes to next year’s festival.

We’re grateful for the Bahamian Government and The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism for their assistance during this challenging time—their efforts have been exemplary. We want to thank the people of the Bahamas for their support and for graciously allowing us the privilege of visiting their islands. We apologize for any inconvenience the past 24-hours has caused and we look forward to making a considerable donation to the Bahamas Red Cross Society as part of our initiatives. We need to make this right. And once we make this right, then we will put on the dream festival we sought to have since the inception of Fyre.

Thank you for all your continued patience and understanding. We apologize for what all of our guests and staff went through over the last 24 hours and will work tirelessly to make this right. Please check our official social media channels (@fyrefestival) for further important updates.
"2018 Fyre Festival"??

- Everyone's getting a refund
- ALL guests from this year will get free tickets next year
- There's a $100 million lawsuit

There will SO not be another one of these next year.
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Old 05-01-2017, 08:11 PM   #22
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The before and after snapshots of their site on the Wayback Machine are hilarious. What a pompous load of ****.

https://web.archive.org/web/20170330...refestival.com
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Old 05-02-2017, 04:44 AM   #23
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"Lovecraft" ? I mean I guess that would be a prime location for Cthulhu sacrifices...
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Old 05-02-2017, 06:45 AM   #24
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I think we should use this as a prototype for building our own B ark.

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"brought an ambulance from New York"

AN ambulance. One.

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