Author Topic: welcome to FYRE FESTIVAL, brought to you by julian's america (in barbados)  (Read 3477 times)

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so apparently Ja Rule organized a "luxury" festival guaranteeing supermodels, champagne - with a price to match.  based on early reports, it's turned into a cross between lord of the flies and a refugee camp (minus the international aid).

from a FB buddy:

there are festival disasters and then there is this. https://www.fyrefestival.com/ . Seems to be unfolding in real time. "The villa" option goes for $4350 and turns out to be a red cross disaster recovery tent. and I though the tents at the symbiosis fest were a scam (they are) . There is a sucker born every minute

https://www.google.com/search?q=fyre+festival
https://www.reddit.com/search?q=FYREFESTIVAL (clearly some exaggeration going on here...)
https://twitter.com/hashtag/fyrefestival?src=tren&data_id=tweet%3A857917827038289920
https://twitter.com/FyreFraud/

OMG i might not get any work done today.  this shit is fascinating.  it can't all be that bad... can it?
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We actually elected not to partner with this fly-by-night operation. No true luxurophile would plan for a festival that overlaps with the Derby.
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This is totally making my Friday.

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There's one guy who found someone's notebook on the ground and it says they have 50-75 security guards. Also the "to do" list is hilarious.

https://twitter.com/WNFIV?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fnewsbeat%2Farticle%2F39743303%2Ffyre-festival-turns-from-luxury-to-disaster-with-ticket-holders-stranded-in-bahamas


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There's one guy who found someone's notebook on the ground and it says they have 50-75 security guards. Also the "to do" list is hilarious.

https://twitter.com/WNFIV?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fnewsbeat%2Farticle%2F39743303%2Ffyre-festival-turns-from-luxury-to-disaster-with-ticket-holders-stranded-in-bahamas


Wait, wait, there's a Kendall Jenner afterparty but the drink list does not include Pepsi. Someone done fucked up.
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https://twitter.com/FyreFraud/
This is actually a fascinating read which has been outlining for months that the promoters were massively in debt, lying about major details, and had no infrastructure in place for this.
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I can't help but laugh at this.  The incoming lawsuits will be crazy.

Bent Reznor

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The kids over at metafilter:

"Sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from scammery."


http://www.metafilter.com/166639/Fyre-Festival

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I can't help but laugh at this.  The incoming lawsuits will be crazy.

ehh... as an attendee, they'll be lucky to get their $$$ back.

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I can't help but laugh at this.  The incoming lawsuits will be crazy.

ehh... as an attendee, they'll be lucky to get their $$$ back.
Yeah, they're going to sue an LLC that (supposedly) was funding the entire thing with a $5mil bridge loan. Good luck with that!
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drewtang

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I can't help but laugh at this.  The incoming lawsuits will be crazy.

ehh... as an attendee, they'll be lucky to get their $$$ back.

I mean if these people are really being deprived of food and water as they say I'd imagine there is some legal path you could take to get some cash.  

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"Hmmm, thousands of people will be arriving in two weeks, prob should go look at t the site. Then I'll finally start that Excel sheet with all the lines on it."
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Bimini Superfast is apparently the yacht that goes along with the $120,000 ticket option.