Snigger

It was supposed to be the most glamorous event of the year, with all the selfie opportunities and flower-crowns a young, gym-bodied social media influencer could dream of. But Fyre Festival, an elite concert event on a deserted island in the Bahamas with tickets priced up to $12,000 has quickly turned into a terrifying B-movie, with flocks of Instagram models forced to seek shelter in an airport after arriving to discover a lack of food, violent locals, appalling accommodation and feral dogs roaming the grounds.

As a result, social media has exploded overnight with tales of Instagram-filtered terror and disappointment, with beautiful festival-goers arriving on the island to discover half-built tents, their luggage being thrown out of the back of a truck, muggers and thieves laying in wait to steal wallets from trust fund kids, unhelpful staff, and “gourmet cuisine” that turned out to be nothing but ham and cheese sandwiches.

So, err, not well organised then?

14 comments on “Snigger

  1. on a deserted island in the Bahamas … violent locals … muggers and thieves laying in wait … unhelpful staff

    So they can’t even get the “deserted island” bit right either.

  2. The ham & cheese sandwiches were for staff. Surely the organsers expected the trusties to bring their own chefs.

  3. Millenials: Nobody can pull off a con like Donald Trump!

    Ja Rule (the organiser): Hold my beer.

    🙂

  4. “Stuck at #fyrefestival trying to leave for the last 8 hours. barley any food or water or security or electricity”

    Its a long time since I went to festivals but I see they haven’t changed that much.

  5. I feel for these rich, gullible youngsters.

    Hopefully they have a fat kid called Piggy they can turn to.

  6. Interesting links from Bob.

    I wonder if someone will take out a class action against the “influencers”?

    This has the potential to be the gift that never stops giving, I hope Julia’s got the popcorn machines ready.

  7. If the sandwiches contained proper cheese and ham than by American standards they would be gourmet cuisine.

  8. But Fyre Festival, an elite concert event on a deserted island in the Bahamas with tickets priced up to $12,000 has quickly turned into a terrifying B-movie, with flocks of Instagram models forced to seek shelter in an airport after arriving to discover a lack of food, violent locals, appalling accommodation and feral dogs roaming the grounds.

    There is a God, and He is just.

  9. I liked this quote: “There were hints yesterday that Fyre Festival was potentially an elaborate scam, when Blink-182 abruptly pulled out of performing, claiming they were “not confident that we would have what we need to give you the quality of performances we always give fans”.
    You mean: They suspected they wouldn’t be paid.

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