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mark s, Friday, 28 April 2017 11:57 (five months ago) Permalink

my faith in ja rule is shattered

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

this couldn't be a coordinated viral stunt could it

imago, Friday, 28 April 2017 12:03 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months ago) Permalink

this is the only good thing happening right now

ciderpress, Friday, 28 April 2017 12:11 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months ago) Permalink

L O S T

kinder, Friday, 28 April 2017 12:38 (five months ago) Permalink

in a sense are we not all at fyre festiv

mark s, Friday, 28 April 2017 12:40 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months ago) Permalink

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

Odysseus, Friday, 28 April 2017 13:46 (five months ago) Permalink

was hoping this was being discussed here

sleeve, Friday, 28 April 2017 14:17 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months ago) Permalink

I am so here for this shitshow.

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

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

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

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

mark s, Friday, 28 April 2017 14:34 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months 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 (five months ago) Permalink

wonder how well the scammers have planned their getaway

mark s, Friday, 28 April 2017 14:42 (five months 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 (five months ago) Permalink

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

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

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

jason waterfalls (gbx), Friday, 28 April 2017 15:06 (five months ago) Permalink

this is wonderful

nomar, Friday, 28 April 2017 15:31 (five months ago) Permalink

too hilarious

Reddit Influencer Island

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

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

mookieproof, Friday, 28 April 2017 15:43 (five months 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 (five months ago) Permalink

i wish i had that kinda chutzpah

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

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

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

Here's to more poop ships.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 28 April 2017 16:03 (five months ago) Permalink

roundup at WaPo

softie (silby), Friday, 28 April 2017 16:07 (five months ago) Permalink

this is the best news I've had all day

softie (silby), Friday, 28 April 2017 16:08 (five months ago) Permalink

when she says she tags "everything" as an ad... she's being pretty literal

mh, Wednesday, 5 July 2017 16:42 (three months ago) Permalink

actin like life is a big commercial

popcorn michael awaits trumptweet (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 5 July 2017 16:44 (three months ago) Permalink

xpost qualx thank u

i retrospect i'm glad we had the moxie to do 10,000 Volts instead of just 1000 Volts I think we knew this entirely fictional band had a little more juice than your average

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 5 July 2017 16:44 (three months ago) Permalink

I tag all my content #IAmNotPersonallyResponsibleForAnythingIJustPosted

qualx, Wednesday, 5 July 2017 16:45 (three months ago) Permalink

bummed that to the best of my knowledge there is no band named Ten Thou who could conceivably go on tour with Son Volt

but yeah very envious of this childhood rock and roll tom sawyer/great brain scheme, several orders of magnitude more sincere and honorable than the fyre festival

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 5 July 2017 16:51 (three months ago) Permalink

splitting the difference

https://www.top40.nl/uploads/title/formats/29415/songwiki.jpg

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 5 July 2017 18:28 (three months ago) Permalink

we were twice the band they were

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 5 July 2017 18:32 (three months ago) Permalink

great b-side title there

Max-Headroom-drops-a-deuce-while-shredding (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 5 July 2017 18:33 (three months ago) Permalink

From the album Never Not on Fire.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 5 July 2017 18:35 (three months ago) Permalink

/i remember positing that we could make this crappy acoustic guitar at my grandma's house an electic guitar by putting a nail into it, then nailing the other end of a piece of wire into a stereo speaker..../

this is amazing


You guys should read the Charlie Louvin book

Guidonian Handsworth Revolution (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 5 July 2017 18:36 (three months ago) Permalink

everybody should

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 5 July 2017 18:38 (three months ago) Permalink

great b-side title there

― Max-Headroom-drops-a-deuce-while-shredding (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, July 5, 2017 1:33 PM (six minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

omg i didn't notice that, amazing

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 5 July 2017 18:40 (three months ago) Permalink

i think there was an episode of It's Your Move about something like this

kurt schwitterz, Wednesday, 5 July 2017 18:52 (three months ago) Permalink

oh yeah, didn't they have a band of skeletons or something?

President Keyes, Wednesday, 5 July 2017 18:56 (three months ago) Permalink

i was going to try to throw a rave with a friend in "an abandoned warehouse" on "the other side of the lake" and he was going to hire this older dude he knew from "the bottom of the hill" to "run security." we got as far as checking out the site and realizing it was too big a job for two 17 yr olds and a shady dude. we probably avoided a pint sized Altamont.

this reminds me, this was basically the final episode/s of Fresh Meat, wasn't it?

kinder, Wednesday, 5 July 2017 21:37 (three months ago) Permalink

i think there was an episode of It's Your Move about something like this

― kurt schwitterz, Wednesday, July 5, 2017 1:52 PM (two hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

oh yeah, didn't they have a band of skeletons or something?

― President Keyes, Wednesday, July 5, 2017 1:56 PM (two hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

The Dregs of Humanity!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qw2qHmX5SM

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 5 July 2017 21:50 (three months ago) Permalink

Uh.

http://www.nme.com/news/music/blink-182-matt-skiba-witchcraft-fyre-festival-2108139

Skiba insists he used “every inch of my energy” to stop “that thing happening”. He told NME: “I had a bad feeling about that event. I consider myself a pagan and a witch. With every inch of my energy I wanted Fyre not to happen. I put all the electricity and energy in my body against that thing happening.”

MPU 1 (Desktop / Tablet)
“I’ve been to the Bahamas before and it’s so crass. You land in Nassau and the whole island is replete with beauty and culture, but there’s a lot of poverty. It is a largely black population then they build these places like Atlantis and The Cove that are walled off.”

“It’s classist and racist and then they decided to park a bunch of yachts with models to show off in front of those poor people, going down there with all your Ferraris and bullshit and yachts.”

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 13 July 2017 04:29 (three months ago) Permalink

why did his band agree to play it in the first place then

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 13 July 2017 13:07 (three months ago) Permalink

I don't think Matt Skiba exactly calls the shots

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 13 July 2017 13:15 (three months ago) Permalink

Are you doubting his witch powers

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 13 July 2017 13:19 (three months ago) Permalink

"I'm the biggest boss that you've seen thus far"

https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/712849302834520064/oump1Yz0_400x400.jpg

honestly praying that Skiba gets kicked out then teams up with Delonge on a prop pop punk illuminati/lizard people/witchcraft concept album

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 13 July 2017 14:08 (three months ago) Permalink

I consider myself a pagan and a witch. With every inch of my energy I wanted Fyre not to happen. I put all the electricity and energy in my body against that thing happening.

Ha, what a nob!

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Thursday, 13 July 2017 17:34 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

https://news.vice.com/story/fyre-fest-concert-tickets-billy-macfarland?utm_source=vicenewsfb

I feel like a former employee has inadvertently explained their entire company ethos

“It was a shitshow, but we were able to get most of these people to their Adele concert,” the former employee said. “Not everyone got the seats they were promised, because they were all promised front-row floor section, and obviously for this concert there were not many of those left, so Billy ended up buying just a bunch of 100-levels and then saying, ‘Hey, this is the best we can do, blah blah blah.’

mh, Friday, 8 September 2017 19:56 (one month ago) Permalink

fyre festival of pizza

(for obvious reasons this is a bad analogy, but all the same a funny story)

mark s, Monday, 11 September 2017 19:18 (one month ago) Permalink

To make matters worse, the event organizers also appeared to have sold tickets to a "Hamburger Festival," that was scheduled for the same exact time and place as the Pizza Festival. That event promised "mountains of french fries, oceans of ketchup and waterfalls of beer," with admission prices ranging between $35 and $69.

nomar, Monday, 11 September 2017 19:21 (one month ago) Permalink

there is some traveling roadshow called "the taco festival" and I've been trying to figure out what its provenance actually is!

I'm slightly less skeptical in that it looks like they're coordinating with local taco places/food trucks to be at their festival, and there are actual sponsors, but their social media presence is 99% horrible taco memes and generic "people having fun outdoors drinking" pictures

I would not be completely surprised if there's a post-event backlash after people get ripped off

mh, Monday, 11 September 2017 19:24 (one month ago) Permalink

lol love it

Doctor Casino, Monday, 11 September 2017 19:25 (one month ago) Permalink

lol the pizza/burger festival sounds like a fairly charming grift really, has a touch of old new york about it

badg, Monday, 11 September 2017 19:30 (one month ago) Permalink

$35 for the "hamburger festival" is lol

mh, Monday, 11 September 2017 19:33 (one month ago) Permalink

hahahaha

"Those people were sitting, waiting in line to get the burgers that were not there," Burke recalled. "And when they tried to eat pizza, the people were like, 'No, no, that's for the pizza people.'"

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 11 September 2017 20:01 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) Permalink

just a little late, mane

mh, Monday, 11 September 2017 20:38 (one month 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 (one month ago) Permalink

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

WilliamC, Friday, 15 September 2017 20:45 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) Permalink

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

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Friday, 15 September 2017 20:56 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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