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Fyre Festival
$12,000 luxury island festival descends into chaos after fans complain of “refugee camp” conditions

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#1 Squee

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 04:17 AM

For those of you who haven't seen this mentioned in the FWP thread you're in for a treat...

 

So this is how the festival was promoted

 

 

And this is how it was described

 

 

Fyre Festival is a cultural moment created from a blend of music, art, and food. Experience a journey in the Exumas from April 28 – 30 and May 5 – 7, 2017.

You'll be flown roundtrip on a custom, VIP configured Boeing 737 aircraft between Miami International Airport and Exuma International Airport on Great Exuma. Guests will be staying in modern, eco-friendly, geodesic domes. Additional housing and events are available for purchase across nearby islands and private cays.

The main festival living and stage area is at Rokers Point on Great Exuma, with main day parties taking part on the private and secluded Coco Plum Beach.

Unplug from the everyday and ignite your flame in the Exumas.

 

...and it ended up like this.

 

 

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Blink-182 have cancelled their headline appearance at the event organized by rapper Ja Rule and promoted by Kendall Jenner.

A luxury festival on a private island in the Bahamas, organised by Ja Rule and due to feature appearances by Blink-182, Skepta, Rae Sremmurd and more, has descended into chaos after fans turned to a half-finished site that’s been likened to a disaster zone.

Fyre Festival, due to take place this weekend, had been advertised on social media as a hyper-glamorous getaway, promoted by supermodels including Kendall Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski and Bella Hadid who promised a beach paradise setting. Tickets to the event ranged from $4000 to $12,000.

Instead of a beach paradise, fans were subject to reported nine-hour delays getting on to the island, eventually making it the Exumas destination to what has been angrily likened to a “refugee camp”, with attendees taking to Reddit and other social media to complain of half-built tents, mountains of rubbish and sub-standard meals served in polystyrene containers.



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 04:27 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 04:43 AM

WHERE IS JA?!



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 05:27 AM

WHERE IS JA?!


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Posted 28 April 2017 - 05:57 AM

lol check them sandwiches they are getting for 12000$ out tough

 

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 06:11 AM

Hahahaha white rich people getting owned is the happiest thing.

 

^Bit of butter or mayo and that sandwich wouldn't be half bad.


Edited by Entorwellian, 28 April 2017 - 06:13 AM.


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Posted 28 April 2017 - 06:12 AM

^ I do like the fact that they're simulating the refugee life for a day.



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 06:25 AM

fucking lol almighty



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 06:55 AM

Everything about this is beautiful. 



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 06:57 AM

Fyre doing as well as Tidal in the music world.



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 07:29 AM

I went to bed and woke up and this story keeps getting better and better.

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 07:46 AM

Still better than DfN

 

*runs*



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 07:50 AM

BLOC 2012

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 07:55 AM

this... is extremely good shit



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 08:02 AM

looks decent

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 08:05 AM



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 08:15 AM

This is incredible

 

edit - 

 


Edited by doublename, 28 April 2017 - 08:17 AM.


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Posted 28 April 2017 - 08:25 AM

BLOC 2012

 

hah that did come to mind, significantly cheaper than $4k-$12k though depending on how far you traveled


Edited by WeAreOceans, 28 April 2017 - 08:25 AM.


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Posted 28 April 2017 - 08:49 AM

where's the like, music? can't see any stages or music tents anywhere...

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 08:52 AM

or people

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 11:57 AM

FLOL, over-privileged people getting screwed is great... this is beautiful.



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 12:17 PM

FLOL, over-privileged people getting screwed is great... this is beautiful.

 sad thing is it's probably not over-privileged people but people who save on for 2 years to be able to afford this shit so they can one time in their life feel a breeze of richness to please their flawed ego and then get screwed. still funny though

4000€ for a ticket lol



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 12:28 PM

 

FLOL, over-privileged people getting screwed is great... this is beautiful.

 sad thing is it's probably not over-privileged people but people who save on for 2 years to be able to afford this shit

 

the festival was announced this year



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 12:38 PM

 

 

FLOL, over-privileged people getting screwed is great... this is beautiful.

 sad thing is it's probably not over-privileged people but people who save on for 2 years to be able to afford this shit

 

the festival was announced this year

 

And from the look of it, marketed almost exclusively via Instagram and social media "tastemakers"



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 12:41 PM

yeah boo hoo for the privileged white hipsters who listened to Kendall Jenner (the Pepsi savior) and spent that much to think they were better than the rest of us.  Try traveling in the 3rd world, it's not much better.





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