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mark s, Friday, 28 April 2017 11:57 (four years ago) link

my faith in ja rule is shattered

ben "bance" bance (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 28 April 2017 12:02 (four years ago) link

this couldn't be a coordinated viral stunt could it

imago, Friday, 28 April 2017 12:03 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

this is the only good thing happening right now

ciderpress, Friday, 28 April 2017 12:11 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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

Brexectile dysfunction (Noodle Vague), Friday, 28 April 2017 12:25 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

L O S T

kinder, Friday, 28 April 2017 12:38 (four years ago) link

in a sense are we not all at fyre festiv

mark s, Friday, 28 April 2017 12:40 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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

Odysseus, Friday, 28 April 2017 13:46 (four years ago) link

was hoping this was being discussed here

sleeve, Friday, 28 April 2017 14:17 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

I am so here for this shitshow.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 28 April 2017 14:29 (four years ago) link

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

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 28 April 2017 14:31 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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

mark s, Friday, 28 April 2017 14:34 (four years ago) link

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

Brexectile dysfunction (Noodle Vague), Friday, 28 April 2017 14:39 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

wonder how well the scammers have planned their getaway

mark s, Friday, 28 April 2017 14:42 (four years ago) link

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

a landlocked exclave (mh), Friday, 28 April 2017 14:44 (four years ago) link

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

Brexectile dysfunction (Noodle Vague), Friday, 28 April 2017 14:44 (four years ago) link

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

Brexectile dysfunction (Noodle Vague), Friday, 28 April 2017 14:44 (four years ago) link

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

to pimp a barfly (Eazy), Friday, 28 April 2017 14:59 (four years ago) link

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

jason waterfalls (gbx), Friday, 28 April 2017 15:06 (four years ago) link

this is wonderful

nomar, Friday, 28 April 2017 15:31 (four years ago) link

too hilarious

Reddit Influencer Island

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 28 April 2017 15:41 (four years ago) link

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

mookieproof, Friday, 28 April 2017 15:43 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

i wish i had that kinda chutzpah

ben "bance" bance (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 28 April 2017 15:44 (four years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

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

to pimp a barfly (Eazy), Friday, 28 April 2017 15:56 (four years ago) link

Here's to more poop ships.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 28 April 2017 16:03 (four years ago) link

roundup at WaPo

softie (silby), Friday, 28 April 2017 16:07 (four years ago) link

this is the best news I've had all day

softie (silby), Friday, 28 April 2017 16:08 (four years ago) link

It's hard to feel sorry for anyone who was "defrauded" here other than the vendors and workers who didn't get paid.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 21:39 (two years ago) link

time is an illusion, we all died on december 21 2012 iirc

― Calgary customer Elvis Cavalic (bizarro gazzara

Not according to ilxor

Will the World End in 2012?

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 21:46 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

This story is amazing down to the last sentence.

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/05/billy-mcfarland-is-writing-a-memoir-about-fyre-festival.html?utm_source=tw

Ned Raggett, Friday, 3 May 2019 13:32 (two years ago) link

the arystocrats!

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Friday, 3 May 2019 14:30 (two years ago) link

looool at that last sentence

frogbs, Friday, 3 May 2019 14:37 (two years ago) link

I was preparing to highlight stuff like McFarland wanting to call his book Promythus: The God of Fyre or the existence of a company called Dog Shit Media but then I got to the sentence about Billy expecting there to be a narrow window to put the book out before his next festival made him a success again (and even that's not the fabled "last sentence").

You can't see it but I had an epiphany (Champiness), Friday, 3 May 2019 15:14 (two years ago) link

the whole situation continues to flush out people who have a much different sense of reality than my own

mh, Friday, 3 May 2019 15:19 (two years ago) link

Did he meaning to write "Promytheus" or was he trying to get too clever with "Pro-myth-us"

mh, Friday, 3 May 2019 15:21 (two years ago) link

“Pro-legends-us”

breastcrawl, Friday, 3 May 2019 16:21 (two years ago) link

"it’s happening again"

mark s, Friday, 3 May 2019 16:28 (two years ago) link

what a doofus

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 3 May 2019 20:43 (two years ago) link

But the company he keeps!

Um, Michael Cohen will serve time in the same facility housing Jersey Shore's Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino and Fyre Festival's Billy McFarland https://t.co/YpY0nMTOPx pic.twitter.com/Xo6XT0MVIB

— 1010 WINS (@1010WINS) May 3, 2019

Ned Raggett, Friday, 3 May 2019 21:22 (two years ago) link

^^^ I see a reality show in the offing...

nickn, Friday, 3 May 2019 21:40 (two years ago) link

“I am Pro-myth-us, the god of hellfyre and I bring you...”

How I Redd One of the Blecchs (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 3 May 2019 21:48 (two years ago) link

He seems to have an uncontrollable compulsion to rip people off, even if it ends up actually costing him money. Like a hobby, I guess. A man needs a hobby, so maybe it's harmless enough. Maybe he and Cohen can swap tips? On what, I have no idea.

Zeuhl Idol (Matt #2), Friday, 3 May 2019 22:56 (two years ago) link

one month passes...
five months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1nhfV2YANk

lol

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Saturday, 23 November 2019 22:48 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

Ja Rule with the taste and subtlety we've come to expect.

https://toofab.com/2019/12/16/ja-rule-unloads-on-andy-king-kardashians-in-fyre-fest-rap/

Ned Raggett, Monday, 16 December 2019 21:23 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

just reading a lucid first-hand account of woodstock from someone in a down-bill band and omg that event really only missed by a whisker being a MUCH more serious catastrophe than fyre festival, arguably bcz it was (reversing the FF set-up) much easier to arrive at than leave, plus it was close enough to nyc that the disgruntled and unimpressed authorities could actually drag everyone's nuts out of the fire

mark s, Friday, 6 March 2020 13:50 (one year ago) link

the bands actually showed and they had a real stage, though

mh, Friday, 6 March 2020 15:27 (one year ago) link

And the Hog Farm served chili, maaaan.

nickn, Friday, 6 March 2020 17:17 (one year ago) link

half a million helpings!

mark s, Friday, 6 March 2020 17:22 (one year ago) link

yeah Woodstock was notoriously precarious

brimstead, Friday, 6 March 2020 17:59 (one year ago) link

I was going to say, the concert film makes that really clear

mh, Friday, 6 March 2020 19:01 (one year ago) link

idk but it's crazy to me the woodstock was only a three day thing, from watching various docs I just perceive it as like a week long event.

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 6 March 2020 19:04 (one year ago) link

That was just the Grateful Dead’s set.

Dan Worsley, Friday, 6 March 2020 22:33 (one year ago) link

four weeks pass...

He's back!

(It's obviously a scam.)

https://nypost.com/2020/04/03/fyre-fests-billy-mcfarland-reveals-new-project-from-prison-swears-its-no-scam/

Ned Raggett, Friday, 3 April 2020 20:42 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

What not to do:

Fyre Fest's Billy McFarland asked a judge in the Southern District of New York for compassionate release due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government just responded with a 64 page filing as to why he should not be released.

— Luke Barr (@LukeLBarr) April 28, 2020

Government says McFarland's health does not meet criteria for release and that he got in trouble while at FCI Otisville for bringing a USB drive into the facility. In the filing last week, McFarland called it a "minor offense."

— Luke Barr (@LukeLBarr) April 28, 2020

That all said, on a more telling/serious tip:

McFarland, who is now being housed at FCI Elkton in OH per BOP, a facility that has been ravaged by COVID-19. Current numbers at the facility per source are 7 inmates are dead, 88 inmates in quarantine.

— Luke Barr (@LukeLBarr) April 28, 2020

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 28 April 2020 15:15 (one year ago) link

feral dogs still on his tail :|

mark s, Tuesday, 28 April 2020 16:10 (one year ago) link

free all prisoners, even that asshole

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 28 April 2020 18:31 (one year ago) link

he could put an interesting spin on the current situation, maybe even get ja rule to weigh in on why his endorsement of Ron’s island was misconstrued

mh, Friday, 1 May 2020 03:35 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

just reading a lucid first-hand account of woodstock from someone in a down-bill band and omg that event really only missed by a whisker being a MUCH more serious catastrophe than fyre festival, arguably bcz it was (reversing the FF set-up) much easier to arrive at than leave, plus it was close enough to nyc that the disgruntled and unimpressed authorities could actually drag everyone's nuts out of the fire

― mark s, Friday, 6 March 2020 13:50 (two months ago) bookmarkflaglink

Would be interested in reading this

S-, Sunday, 24 May 2020 05:55 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

https://www.usmarshals.gov/news/chron/2020/073020.htm

whom amongst us is going to buy some fyre fest merch that the feds confiscated?

solo scampito (mh), Friday, 31 July 2020 04:34 (one year ago) link

direct auction link: https://www.txauction.com/auctions/911

solo scampito (mh), Friday, 31 July 2020 04:38 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

This is both stupid as an example of punishment and, somehow, hilarious.

Fyre Fest's Billy McFarland placed in solitary confinement for launching podcast https://t.co/RFeXuDbbcl pic.twitter.com/H3sGpklE6B

— Stereogum (@stereogum) October 24, 2020

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 24 October 2020 20:46 (ten months ago) link

get Joe Rogan next

Neanderthal, Saturday, 24 October 2020 20:48 (ten months ago) link

ha

error prone wolf syndicate (Hadrian VIII), Saturday, 24 October 2020 21:15 (ten months ago) link

four months pass...

TONIGHT: #TheConABC is back!

What does Fyre Fest creator Billy McFarland have to say now about the disastrous music festival in the Caribbean? Watch the jailhouse interview with him on ‘The Con: Fyre Festival’ – tonight at 10|9c on @ABC. pic.twitter.com/hbJ8AEiFVQ

— 20/20 (@ABC2020) March 3, 2021

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 16:34 (six months ago) link

(I look forward to someone else watching and telling me what happened.)

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 16:34 (six months ago) link

just watch it and be a legend

one month passes...

Fyre Festival class-action settlement awards attendees $7,220 each, plus a free case of Evian. (ok, i made up the last part)

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/15/arts/music/fyre-festival-settlement.html

https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/15/22386353/fyre-festival-organizers-settle-ticketholders-7220

Lee626, Saturday, 17 April 2021 10:10 (five months ago) link

I do know how they can get a free case tho

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Saturday, 17 April 2021 10:47 (five months ago) link

lol sic

Canon in Deez (silby), Saturday, 17 April 2021 14:52 (five months ago) link

this is messed up tho, 6 months in the hole

https://newsfeeds.media/fyre-festivals-bill-mcfarland-is-out-of-solitary-confinement-insider/

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Saturday, 17 April 2021 14:55 (five months ago) link

Not that I expect this guy to learn from his earlier mistakes necessarily but if he shaped up in a way where he worked earnestly on carceral reform for the rest of his days, that would be something.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 17 April 2021 15:29 (five months ago) link

three months pass...

I love that every failed venture will now be called "the Fyre Fest of <event category>" from now on

https://www.thedailybeast.com/fyre-fest-of-summer-camps-shut-down-after-parents-spend-thousands

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 19:41 (one month ago) link

and here's why

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 21:12 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

two and a half years later I finally saw the netflix doc and can I just say...

what was with that one attendee talking about beating up the tents around him because him and his friends didn't want neighbors

this was probs the most astonishing moment in the doc. fuck that dude. fuck all those people. it's hard not to say they deserved everything they got. this was altamont for the late-period capitalism generation.

"the fancy things" being his nads, etc (stevie), Monday, 13 September 2021 09:32 (five days ago) link

I was a little disappointed 100s of them didn't die of cholera

calzino, Monday, 13 September 2021 12:38 (five days ago) link


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