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Christopher Blackwell
Now a bit about the idiots that promoted the festival.
Wed May 3, 2017 7:20pm

It helps to know at least bit about what you are planning to do, but not these guys. Blew it from the start.

“Let’s just do it and be legends, man”

Fyre Festival organizers blew all their money early on models, planes, and yachts.
Interviews with dozens of people, including former Fyre employees, contractors, and potential investors, reveal the organizers behind Fyre Fest knew months in advance that they were not going to be able to provide even a fraction of what they were selling. Despite the glossy marketing, McFarland and his company, Fyre Media, had little to offer investors beyond a now-infamous photoshoot featuring 10 of IMG’s most popular models, and a press release touting a partnership with YachtLife, a luxury yacht charter app.

Serious logistical planning for the festival didn’t even begin until late February or early March — less than two months before the thousands of people McFarland had sold a luxury vacation on a private island were scheduled to arrive.


The collapse of the festival became a national punchline. Those involved believe McFarland and his co-organizer Ja Rule started out wanting to deliver on their promises — an ultra-lux experience on a private island formerly owned by Pablo Escobar, with famous models dancing on yachts, bottle service at beachside concerts, and hidden treasures accessible only by jet-ski. But all agree they knew or should have known well in advance it wasn’t going to work.

  • The grand & glorious Fyre Festival for rich kidsChristopher Blackwell, Fri Apr 28 2:36pm
    The organizers may be in serious trouble as the one real crime even rich people do not get away with is ripping off rich people. The money paid in went as high as $12,000 each for this experience.... more
    • Now a bit about the idiots that promoted the festival. — Christopher Blackwell, Wed May 3 7:20pm
    • Time for the Fyre company to declare bankrupsy Christopher Blackwell, Tue May 2 9:22am
      Now the fun begins as the lawyer drag this out and make a killing for themselves. Nightmare' Bahamas festival sued for $100 million • AFP • Wired World • 02 May 2017 05:17 (South Africa) Organisers... more
      • Correction on the link. Christopher Blackwell, Tue May 2 10:14am more
    • Think of how much good the $12,000 could have done,Contrarian, Sat Apr 29 7:11pm
      especially for the numb skulls who would have a better sense of their bloated trust fund self esteem, feeling very good about themselves donating time and unearned income to a worthy cause, even in... more
    • Yawn!Mondo Fuego™ , Sat Apr 29 5:56am
      The sad thing is that people like you take delight in seeing a project for the rich fail. It's called schadenfreude combined with wealth envy.
      • Well when some paid up to $250,000Christopher Blackwell, Sat Apr 29 10:29am
        Mondo Fuego™ , it does seem to show that rich kids can prove to be as brainless as any other kids. Hardly envious, I have never had the slightest interest in going to a music festival. I marveled at... more
        • So, it's not wealth envy with you ...Mondo Fuego™ , Sun Apr 30 7:59pm
          ... just schadenfreude. LOL
          • Not that either.Christopher Blackwell, Mon May 1 9:52pm
            Mondo Fuego™ It is just the foolishness of people that need to be constantly entertained by someone else,that need to see and be seen all the time as though the world revolves around themselves. I... more
            • It's not your problem, is it?Mondo Fuego™ , Tue May 2 8:54am
              Then, why worry about it? Maybe these people didn't "waste" money. Maybe the money they pissed away went to benefit others. Who knows?
        • What!! Stupid brats of the 1%! Why not?Contrarian, Sat Apr 29 7:14pm
          Their parents have looted the rest of us. Money to burn.
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