The highly publicized music festival left many rather hopeless after a “promised luxury atmosphere” , “first-class culinary experience”, top of the line musical acts, and many celebrity appearances just did not happen on the infamous date of April 28th.
The Fyre Music Festival was founded by 90s rapper Ja Rule, and tech entrepreneur Billy McFarland. Let’s just say that since the tragic events of their proclaimed tropical paradise have been reported, the two have been under some major fire.
The festival was scheduled to take place in the Bahamas with performers along the likes of Major Lazor, Migos, G.O.O.D. Music, and more. It had been convincingly promoted for some time on various social media sites by today’s influencers like Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski as a unique V.I.P. event like no other. Weekend ticket packages started at $1,200 with the event supposedly going up against one of the most popular music festivals out there, Coachella. All of these expected amenities soon went out of the window when guests began arriving to the island of Great Exuma and the experience was soon compared to that of “The Hunger Games”.
Dingy tents, little to no food options, and no ways out from the festival grounds, caused an uproar from the paying guests and one even shared her story.
“Not one thing that was promised on the website was delivered”, said Shivi Kumar, an attendee at the festival who came with a group of friends from New York. Kumar and friends had paid $3,500 for four king beds and what was supposed to be a chic living room lounge. What they were presented with instead was a wet tent with the possibility of it being unfurnished. “The tents didn’t have any locks, the beds were damp, the blankets were soaked” she said, after a storm had hit the night before.
And to top it all off, since the event had been originally promoted as a cashless event instructing the concert goers to upload their investments to digital wristbands, they were stranded without money.
Now, the rapper and tech entrepreneur are possibly facing lawsuits linked to the disastrous event.
What about you? Do you think this was an initially well planned event that just fell through at the last minute or do you believe this whole thing was an attempt to scam people for money? Let us know in the comments below what you think!
Source: The New York Times
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