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mark s, Friday, 28 April 2017 11:57 (one year ago) Permalink

my faith in ja rule is shattered

ben "bance" bance (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 28 April 2017 12:02 (one year ago) Permalink

this couldn't be a coordinated viral stunt could it

imago, Friday, 28 April 2017 12:03 (one year ago) Permalink

Tr3vor‏ @trev4president
Replying to @FyreFraud

Here's the dinner they fed us tonight. Literally slices of bread, cheese, and salad with no dressing. #fyrefraud #fyrefestival #dumpsterfyre

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C-d5h3oVYAgoFT7.jpg

ben "bance" bance (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 28 April 2017 12:03 (one year ago) Permalink

this couldn't be a coordinated viral stunt could it

to what end? other than reminding the world of the existence of 'mesmerize' hitmaker ja rule

ben "bance" bance (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 28 April 2017 12:05 (one year ago) Permalink

this is the only good thing happening right now

ciderpress, Friday, 28 April 2017 12:11 (one year ago) Permalink

Been checking on the feed of this guy:

https://mobile.twitter.com/WNFIV

Who seemed to have had at least some doubts going in, which was wise. (He is still currently stuck in an airport.) I like the planning notebook he found.

https://mobile.twitter.com/WNFIV/status/857821554368970752

https://mobile.twitter.com/WNFIV/status/857826106237497344

Ned Raggett, Friday, 28 April 2017 12:13 (one year ago) Permalink

And in terms of who had it right in advance, Vanity Fair lost:

http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2017/04/bella-hadid-emily-ratajkowski-fyre-festival-exumas-bahamas

Observer won:

http://observer.com/2017/04/fyre-festival-supermodel-influencer-promotion-rumors/

And per that link, this account:

https://mobile.twitter.com/FyreFraud

Was calling it back in March.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 28 April 2017 12:16 (one year ago) Permalink

Ad Homined‏ @Gosunkugi247 31m31 minutes ago

The #fyrefestival is 100% a scam designed to teach ignorant rich kids to care about the refugee crisis.

jason waterfalls (gbx), Friday, 28 April 2017 12:16 (one year ago) Permalink

I bet Eli Roth's fingers are a blur on the keyboard already

Brexectile dysfunction (Noodle Vague), Friday, 28 April 2017 12:25 (one year ago) Permalink

i was gonna follow that with a wanking joke then i realised i was thinking about eli roth jerkin' it and now i just want to leave the planet

ben "bance" bance (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 28 April 2017 12:31 (one year ago) Permalink

Ja Rule himself hasn't tweeted for a couple of days, so I assume he's on his way to his secret hideout.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 28 April 2017 12:33 (one year ago) Permalink

L O S T

kinder, Friday, 28 April 2017 12:38 (one year ago) Permalink

in a sense are we not all at fyre festiv

mark s, Friday, 28 April 2017 12:40 (one year ago) Permalink

Nicely skeptical story from the WSJ a couple of weeks back:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/fyre-festival-organizers-push-to-keep-it-from-fizzling-1491130804

I do hope all these people are dying in a tent somewhere:

Tal Alexander, a 30-year-old New York real-estate agent who sells property in the Bahamas, said he and his friends chartered five boats and spent several thousand dollars apiece on VIP tickets to the festival. He said they were looking forward to schmoozing with other jet-setter friends in one of the world’s most beautiful places, and said “a lot of young people on the beach in their bathing suits” was a more appealing scene than festivals set on grass fields.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 28 April 2017 12:46 (one year ago) Permalink

And apparently Ja Rule's partner was behind this scam as well?

http://www.businessinsider.com/magnises-complaints-from-members-2017-1

Ned Raggett, Friday, 28 April 2017 12:50 (one year ago) Permalink

TS: fyre festival vs winter wonderland (various)
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/02/18/article-1358322-02A7EBBD000005DC-504_634x422.jpg

kinder, Friday, 28 April 2017 13:32 (one year ago) Permalink

Mr. Blobby‏ @WorstBlobby

BLOBY IS BALLS DEEP IN 2017

https://twitter.com/WorstBlobby/status/815414995815190528

^^^this tweet holding up

mark s, Friday, 28 April 2017 13:43 (one year ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQ2deiDKonM

Odysseus, Friday, 28 April 2017 13:46 (one year ago) Permalink

was hoping this was being discussed here

sleeve, Friday, 28 April 2017 14:17 (one year ago) Permalink

aldo, the only person who would have thought to have posted about this by bumping an old ATP thread, posted about this by bumping an old ATP thread

Vlogs from other credible bands such as Shed Seven (DJ Mencap), Friday, 28 April 2017 14:24 (one year ago) Permalink

lol i did actually use the search function before i started this thread, like a good little ilxor, but its telescopes are NOT MITEY ENOUGH to have spotted aldo had got there before me, let alone where

mark s, Friday, 28 April 2017 14:27 (one year ago) Permalink

I am so here for this shitshow.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 28 April 2017 14:29 (one year ago) Permalink

https://twitter.com/colortheghost/status/857866707309875200

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 28 April 2017 14:31 (one year ago) Permalink

God dammit I've forgotten how to post properly. Any, that link is good.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 28 April 2017 14:32 (one year ago) Permalink

The official Fyre Festival IG has some amusing statements:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BTazOKQBkYU/

Things got off to an unexpected start at day one of Fyre Festival.

FOR THOSE CURRENTLY ON GREAT EXUMA
We are working to comfortably accommodate guests and deliver a great experience. If you have needs, please head to the "BLUE HOUSE" on the main festival site. Security, first aid, and Fyre Festival staff are here to assist immediately, 24/7.

FOR THOSE WITH PENDING TRAVEL TO THE EXUMAS TOMORROW
Due to circumstances beyond our control, and in line with a culture of safety, all inbound charter flights to the Exumas have been canceled. Your ticket and any funds uploaded to your RFID band will be refunded.

Thank you for bearing with us as we work through the growing pains that every first year event experiences. Revised itinerary information will be shared soon for the remainder of this weekend and weekend two.

That was 8 hours back. Half an hour ago:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BTboT1KB2Br/

Fyre Festival set out to provide a once-in-a-lifetime musical experience on the islands of Exuma. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we must postpone this experience. We are working tirelessly to ensure each guest leaves the island safely and ask for everyone’s patience and cooperation as we continue to provide ongoing updates via email and our official social media channels as they become available, including refund information.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 28 April 2017 14:32 (one year ago) Permalink

follow-up fyre festival motto: "in line with a culture of DANGER"

mark s, Friday, 28 April 2017 14:34 (one year ago) Permalink

keep checking in waiting for the first account of somebody resorting to cannibalism

Brexectile dysfunction (Noodle Vague), Friday, 28 April 2017 14:39 (one year ago) Permalink

kudos to the attendee on reddit who said this was run by "a scam artist and an obscure rapper"

a landlocked exclave (mh), Friday, 28 April 2017 14:40 (one year ago) Permalink

Fyre Festival set out to provide a once-in-a-lifetime musical experience on the islands of Exuma

mission accomplished tbf

ben "bance" bance (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 28 April 2017 14:41 (one year ago) Permalink

keep checking in waiting for the first account of somebody resorting to cannibalism

yeah my first thought was that this sounds like it could be the setup to a future dead island sequel

ben "bance" bance (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 28 April 2017 14:42 (one year ago) Permalink

wonder how well the scammers have planned their getaway

mark s, Friday, 28 April 2017 14:42 (one year ago) Permalink

I mean, all the supermodel promo images were on a yacht. Obvious contingency plan.

a landlocked exclave (mh), Friday, 28 April 2017 14:44 (one year ago) Permalink

some kind of Blofeldesque rocket hidden in a dormant volcano or gtfo

Brexectile dysfunction (Noodle Vague), Friday, 28 April 2017 14:44 (one year ago) Permalink

helicopter perched on the roof of a besieged embassy is a strong look too

Brexectile dysfunction (Noodle Vague), Friday, 28 April 2017 14:44 (one year ago) Permalink

Not much engagement on that @fyrefestival post for a festival for ~influencers~.

to pimp a barfly (Eazy), Friday, 28 April 2017 14:59 (one year ago) Permalink

https://twitter.com/DylanACOP/status/857792330006482949

jason waterfalls (gbx), Friday, 28 April 2017 15:06 (one year ago) Permalink

this is wonderful

nomar, Friday, 28 April 2017 15:31 (one year ago) Permalink

too hilarious

Reddit Influencer Island

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 28 April 2017 15:41 (one year ago) Permalink

fyre festival seemed like a pretty good plan, cruise some chicks and get a suntan

mookieproof, Friday, 28 April 2017 15:43 (one year ago) Permalink

i think my favourite part is that they marketed it as an 'uninhabited island' when it is in fact an island with a fucking sandals resort

ben "bance" bance (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 28 April 2017 15:44 (one year ago) Permalink

i wish i had that kinda chutzpah

ben "bance" bance (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 28 April 2017 15:44 (one year ago) Permalink

I mean on the one hand that DylanACOP dude has a couple of good points re: a number of the actual attendees, people who saved up to get themselves out there, etc. On the other hand, one look at what was promised in the first place and...how IS that appealing?

(I am also trying to remember that I'm 46 and not 23 or whatever, but I have to say that when I was 23 I wouldn't have found equivalent events any more appealing.)

Ned Raggett, Friday, 28 April 2017 15:54 (one year ago) Permalink

Their parents are likely doing Kenny Chesney No Shoes Cruises, though.

to pimp a barfly (Eazy), Friday, 28 April 2017 15:56 (one year ago) Permalink

Here's to more poop ships.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 28 April 2017 16:03 (one year ago) Permalink

roundup at WaPo

softie (silby), Friday, 28 April 2017 16:07 (one year ago) Permalink

this is the best news I've had all day

softie (silby), Friday, 28 April 2017 16:08 (one year ago) Permalink

this kinda thing happens in the UK too but inevitably less absurd and more just pathetic http://metro.co.uk/2017/08/14/cheddarmageddon-descends-as-cheese-festival-runs-out-of-cheese-6850988/

thirst trap your hare (DJ Mencap), Monday, 11 September 2017 20:12 (nine months ago) Permalink

lol, that was exactly what I was thinking of. A few of my friends went to that.

emil.y, Monday, 11 September 2017 20:22 (nine months ago) Permalink

"It was my girlfriend's birthday so I got the VIP tickets, so I spent $150 total for the two tickets," Burke told Gothamist.

wtf spending this kind of money on a pizza party?

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 11 September 2017 20:27 (nine months ago) Permalink

Aputumpu—described on Facebook as an "an archive of bands" that "throw parties, concerts and festivals in Brooklyn" and listed as the event's organizer—later told the same attendee seen in the Facebook screenshot above that the "deliveries were just late mane (sic)."

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 11 September 2017 20:35 (nine months ago) Permalink

just a little late, mane

mh, Monday, 11 September 2017 20:38 (nine months ago) Permalink

The Real England version of this is the annual 'Christmas wonderlands' of mud and mangy reindeer.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 12 September 2017 06:31 (nine months ago) Permalink

Globe paywall blocked me, so here's the Vulture writeup.

WilliamC, Friday, 15 September 2017 20:45 (nine months ago) Permalink

D'oh -- http://www.vulture.com/2017/09/heres-the-fyre-festival-of-classical-music.html

WilliamC, Friday, 15 September 2017 20:45 (nine months ago) Permalink

my theory:

https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/1242-how-to-organize-your-own-music-festival/

only a handful of people actually read this but everyone that did went out and started their own music festival

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 15 September 2017 20:48 (nine months ago) Permalink

Wednesday night’s bash, which was held at the PUBLIC hotel, was nearly impossible to get into — even for invited guests including “The Bachelorette” Rachel Lindsay, Instagram star Josh “the Fat Jew” Ostrovsky and “Sex and the City” costume designer Patricia Field

Okay you can stop right there.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 15 September 2017 20:52 (nine months ago) Permalink

BTW I still can't believe the actual Fyre Festival Instagram remains up!

https://www.instagram.com/fyrefestival/

Ned Raggett, Friday, 15 September 2017 20:54 (nine months ago) Permalink

lost my shit at "'Sex and the City' costume designer"

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Friday, 15 September 2017 20:56 (nine months ago) Permalink

looooool "Paris Hilton DJ set" was a draw for this? loooooooooooool

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Friday, 15 September 2017 20:57 (nine months ago) Permalink

I mean that surely had to be a case where you wanted to get in there BECAUSE it was cheap and low-rent.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 15 September 2017 21:11 (nine months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

News! Kinda.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/03/arts/fyre-festival-organizer-pleads-not-guilty-to-fraud-charges.html

Billy McFarland, the entrepreneur who became a lightning rod in April after his ambitiously marketed Fyre Festival devolved from a would-be luxury getaway into a jamboree of schadenfreude and cold cheese sandwiches, pleaded not guilty to charges of fraud in United States District Court in Manhattan on Monday. Mr. McFarland, 25, who was arrested and charged in June, is accused of misrepresenting financial information about his company to investors who paid him $1.2 million....

Mr. McFarland, who was released on bail in July, waived his right to be charged in an indictment by a grand jury. He may still change his plea at any time before trial, including as part of a deal with prosecutors to reduce his charges. If he is found guilty, Mr. McFarland could face a maximum sentence of 20 years.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 5 October 2017 21:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...
one month passes...

A sort-of update. (Main bro and Ja Rule could yet be made the responsible debtors in the bankruptcy case.)

http://ampthemag.com/the-real/fyre-fest-bankruptcy-trustee-wants-mcfarland-ja-rule-take-responsibility-disastrous-event/

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 3 December 2017 23:58 (six months ago) Permalink

cheddarmageddon 2:

https://twitter.com/hashtag/GiantCheeseboard?src=hash

mark s, Saturday, 16 December 2017 22:03 (six months ago) Permalink

I can’t brielieve how awful #GiantCheeseboard was.I’m stilton fuming. I’ve mulled this over and theres good reason to wine about it. I thought it would be much feta, I expect a briefund #justiceforcheese @mailonline @standardnews @MetroUK @LondonTown @JacobsSnacks @TimeOutLondon

— IAmMadden (@IAmMadden) December 16, 2017

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 16 December 2017 22:15 (six months ago) Permalink

Glad GOP tax cut will free up more $ for exploitation of rich kids #fyrelegends

President Keyes, Sunday, 17 December 2017 04:08 (six months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

someone's selling the fyre mailing list as "the chump list" on the darknet

mh, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 16:43 (four months ago) Permalink

Beautiful.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 16:45 (four months ago) Permalink

I mean that speculatively

mh, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 16:47 (four months ago) Permalink

dream crusher

sleeve, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 16:56 (four months ago) Permalink

the trouble with tribble

grim-n-gritty hooty reboot (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 16:57 (four months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

https://pagesix.com/2018/03/05/disgraced-fyre-festival-organizer-spent-150k-on-a-yacht-for-blink-182/

And bro will be in court tomorrow.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 04:34 (three months ago) Permalink

it was sad, he was a legend

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 23:17 (three months ago) Permalink

No, he definitely achieved that now.

Evan, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 23:19 (three months ago) Permalink

"40 years in one of your own sad tents, with a cheese sandwich."

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 23:20 (three months ago) Permalink

What a luxury sentence!

Evan, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 23:23 (three months ago) Permalink

Maybe Blink-187 will visit him.

nickn, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 23:33 (three months ago) Permalink

Does he not remind anyone else (not in deeds) of a certain ilxor of a certain era? I

Yerac, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 00:12 (three months ago) Permalink

ew

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 00:20 (three months ago) Permalink

man said ilxor killed Yerac in mid sentence that's fucked up

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 04:51 (three months ago) Permalink

work sucks, i know

maura, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 13:28 (three months ago) Permalink

Ha, I wrote this last night and obviously got bored of what I was saying mid-way through. I think it's the eyes.

Yerac, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 13:33 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...
one month passes...

Keep trying there.

https://theblast.com/fyre-festival-billy-mcfarland-ryan-leslie-no-jail/

Ned Raggett, Monday, 11 June 2018 02:26 (one week ago) Permalink

He’s also using an ADHD diagnosis to gain sympathy with the judge, claiming the symptoms he suffers on a daily basis are very taxing.

McFarland says he has no criminal record, has cooperated with the Feds since the beginning and even plead guilty to the charges. He had numerous family members and friends write letters, along with Leslie’s, to the judge in support of him

McFarland is proposing 6 months of home confinement or a “minimal” period of incarceration, 1,000 hours community service and three years probation. He’s also already agreed to pay back 26 million in restitution.


Give this turd a job in the west wing already

El Tomboto, Monday, 11 June 2018 02:36 (one week ago) Permalink

I’d agree to paying an astronomical sum that I had no hope or actual intention of coming up with to avoid jail time too.

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 11 June 2018 12:59 (one week ago) Permalink

He’s also already agreed to pay back 26 million in restitution.

..by maxing out a series of credit cards, which he will then be balance transferring to a second set of credit cards

mh, Monday, 11 June 2018 13:54 (one week ago) Permalink

According to a court filing, McFarland set up a “sham ticket-selling business for exclusive events through a company controlled and operated by McFarland (”NYC VIP Access”).”

The filing alleges that McFarland “perpetrated a scheme to defraud attendees of the Fyre Festival and others by soliciting them to purchase tickets from NYC VIP Access to exclusive events when, in fact, no such tickets existed.”

McFarland allegedly engaged in a scheme to sell fake tickets to concerts and sporting events, including events like the Met Gala and Burning Man.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 23:19 (one week ago) Permalink

https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/a3ayma/fyre-fests-founder-is-going-to-prison-but-the-spirit-of-his-scam-lives-on

As a dozen-odd civil and criminal lawsuits inched their way through New York’s state and federal courts this winter, McFarland, out on bail, began pursuing new business ventures. In January, he took meetings in a 1,400-square-foot penthouse room with a private wraparound terrace on the top floor of the swanky Murray Hill Tuscany Hotel in NYC, according to interviews and receipts obtained by VICE News.

And despite the criminal charges and the flameout of his last two businesses — Fyre Media and the concierge service Magnises, which offered its members VIP experiences — people showed up to entertain his pitch, a scheme to make money off Instagram live streams.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 23:22 (one week ago) Permalink

Millennial hero

valorous wokelord (silby), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 04:18 (one week ago) Permalink


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