For those who do not know or remember, the Fyre Festival that took place back in 2017 was perhaps the reason behind some of the biggest music stories of the decade. However, it was not popular because it was good, it was popular because it was a disaster. The advertising told every that this would be the most exclusive music event of all time, and that was only helped further by influential people like Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner.
People did attend this event but they realized that it was all a sham. So much so that we already have two documentaries on this disaster of an event. The Fyre Festival documentary by Netflix sheds much-needed light on this whole predicament.
It Was Endorsed Without Knowing
Celebrities took part in endorsing the festival without even knowing what it is. The organizers paid them a good amount of money, and that is how the celebrities endorsed the event on Instagram and other social media platforms without having any knowledge whatsoever about what the event is all about.
No Beach Houses
The whole purpose of the organizer was to create a hype, and he did so by promising beach houses. However, when people did come there, they realized that the beach houses are not there.
The Use of Disaster Tents
The attendees were promised luxury yurts, however, in a situation of panic, and not knowing where to put all the guests, the organizers ended up getting disaster tends that was previously used when Hurricane Matthew took place.
A Lot of Rain
Just a night before the festival was supposed to take place, heavy rain did instead, and as you would expect, it ended up soaking every single tent, as well as all the single mattresses that were available. People who were attending the event paid a fortune just to get soaked in this mess.
The Food Disaster
The attendees were also promised catering service by Steven Starr, however, when the curtains were lifted, they realized that the food was just pieces of cheese, bread, and some vegetables. Imagine giving all of this to rich kids who never even made a sandwich on their own.
Peeing on Tents
The attendees got mad when they finally realized what was being done to them, and they started commandeering the tents as well as hoarding the toilet roll. However, in order to keep the people away from him, the organizer decided to have his friends pee on the mattresses that were in the surrounding tents.
Once a Crook Always a Crook
Just before he was sentenced, the organizer got arrested for trying to sell fake tickets to the Burning Man, as well as the Met Gala, and for some reason, all of this was caught on film by his own friend. The organizer is currently in jail and will be there for six years. At least we won’t be seeing a similar disaster.