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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

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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

Christ

Ross, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 14:04 (five months ago) Permalink

Seth Crossno and Mark Thompson each paid $13,000 for VIP tickets to the festival on the Bahamas island of Great Exuma


these guys def deserve seven-figure awards alright

Fox News' Chad Pergram contributed to this report (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 14:14 (five months ago) Permalink

Can’t even imagine having 13 k let alone spending it on a ticket

Ross, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 14:30 (five months ago) Permalink

one way or another this was going to end w a rich guy giving money to another rich guy

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 15:22 (five months ago) Permalink

Yeah, this doesn't surprise me whatsoever!

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 15:53 (five months ago) Permalink

damages based on losses for hotels and flights as well as the “mental anguish”

rich ppl's mental anguish is some next level shit

Hunt3r, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 16:00 (five months ago) Permalink

imagine if you had the resources to sue, say, a former employer for "mental anguish"

Simon H., Wednesday, 4 July 2018 16:28 (five months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DizQez1W0AEORUP.jpg

mark s, Monday, 23 July 2018 15:53 (four months ago) Permalink

This is so perfect.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 17:50 (four months ago) Permalink

From the SEC:

McFarland induced investors to entrust him with tens of millions of dollars by fraudulently inflating key operational, financial metrics and successes of his companies, as well as his own personal success – including by giving investors a doctored brokerage account statement purporting to show personal stock holdings of over $2.5 million when, in reality, the account held shares worth under $1,500.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 18:22 (four months ago) Permalink

I should just believe it at this point, but the financial shenanigans in several recent cases where it comes down to people flat-out lying about account balances or doctoring paperwork is astounding

mh, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 18:42 (four months ago) Permalink

You know how easy it is to view source and edit the number in your balance.

devops mom (silby), Tuesday, 24 July 2018 18:43 (four months ago) Permalink

I'm surely doing things wrong when I have to provide detailed account information in order to secure a home mortgage -- I should be asking for a thousand times the amount of money and just scrawling zeroes onto a printout of my bank balance and then faxing it over

mh, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 18:44 (four months ago) Permalink

silby's got it

mh, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 18:44 (four months ago) Permalink

Oh and another guilty plea today!

Dude gets convicted of #fraud for #FyreFestival in #Bahamas, out on bond awaiting #sentencing of 8 to 10 years, then commits multiple new fraud charges while out on bond, now facing up to 75 years in #prison with new guilty plea deal. This guy is sharp. https://t.co/5Vayn0bXdO

— Billy MacLeod (@BillyMacLeod) July 27, 2018

Ned Raggett, Friday, 27 July 2018 05:34 (four months ago) Permalink

#fraud
#prison

devops mom (silby), Friday, 27 July 2018 05:37 (four months ago) Permalink

#Shithead

Making Plans For Sturgill (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 27 July 2018 06:51 (four months ago) Permalink

"what's the deal with all the feral dogs?" is a line i think about a lot

mark s, Friday, 27 July 2018 12:05 (four months ago) Permalink

@ApocalypticSeinfeld

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 27 July 2018 12:16 (four months ago) Permalink

"who has the fucking conch in this joint?!"

Hunt3r, Friday, 27 July 2018 12:32 (four months ago) Permalink

this is one of those rare stories that would work equally well adapted as either a riotous comedy of errors or a terrifying descent-into-madness horror movie

a Stupendous Leg of Granite (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 27 July 2018 14:05 (four months ago) Permalink

cannibal lolocaust

mark s, Friday, 27 July 2018 14:06 (four months ago) Permalink

would watch

a Stupendous Leg of Granite (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 27 July 2018 14:07 (four months ago) Permalink

ferris bueller's flesh off

mark s, Friday, 27 July 2018 14:08 (four months ago) Permalink

21 stump feet

a Stupendous Leg of Granite (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 27 July 2018 14:09 (four months ago) Permalink

Feral Dog Day Afternoon.

Father Ted in Forkhandles (Tom D.), Friday, 27 July 2018 14:12 (four months ago) Permalink

a wild pack of fyre fest dogs

This is a total Jeff Porcaro. (Doctor Casino), Friday, 27 July 2018 15:24 (four months ago) Permalink

it's wild hogs that live there, for that irl Lord of the Flies connection.

but saying you are chased by wild dogs (and possibly wolves!) def sounds tougher, you a real man now dog.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 27 July 2018 15:29 (four months ago) Permalink

I only get chased by artisanal untamed dogs

omar little, Friday, 27 July 2018 15:40 (four months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I don't think I've ever wanted the death penalty for anyone. There's a first time for everything, I'd reckon.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Wednesday, 26 September 2018 21:16 (two months ago) Permalink

lol he is now talking about the allegations as if they're true.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 26 September 2018 21:19 (two months ago) Permalink

sorry wrong thread :)

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 26 September 2018 21:19 (two months ago) Permalink

he's looking trim at least

PaulTMA, Wednesday, 26 September 2018 23:29 (two months ago) Permalink

If the courts buy this then who’s going to be the intrepid mental health expert that breaks the tender news to literally all of Silicon Valley

You're all losing so many points on your progress bars (Champiness), Thursday, 27 September 2018 04:47 (two months ago) Permalink

(btw very proud to have a reason for posting in this legendary thread)

You're all losing so many points on your progress bars (Champiness), Thursday, 27 September 2018 04:47 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Six years, not nearly enough but even so. (He's pled guilty to other charges he's not been sentenced for yet.)

https://www.businessinsider.com/fyre-festival-founder-sentenced-to-6-years-in-prison-2018-10

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 11 October 2018 17:20 (two months ago) Permalink

ja rule skates, sad to see

(six years is quite a long time ned! i know this guy was a villain and a dick as well as a legend but don't let's let carceral fever consume us!)

mark s, Friday, 12 October 2018 14:08 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Oh yeah.

Get your exclusive first look at FYRE — a revealing new doc about the insanity and rapid unraveling of Fyre Festival: the greatest party that never happened. Premieres January 18. #NetflixNewsWeek pic.twitter.com/B4iaR3UJwM

— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) December 10, 2018

Quick note that this is separate from the Hulu documentary series. I will happily watch both.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 10 December 2018 17:37 (one week ago) Permalink

stoked for the madness babee

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Monday, 10 December 2018 17:39 (one week ago) Permalink

so looking forward to that
also I first had this thought when watching the Amy Winehouse documentary is that the documentary is really different now that -- if you can get in touch with people -- literally every second of every event has been recorded or photographed by someone on their phone

No Smockin' (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 10 December 2018 17:40 (one week ago) Permalink

Schadenfyred

dinnerboat, Monday, 10 December 2018 18:00 (one week ago) Permalink

I’m mostly looking forward to a movie not so much a documentary.

Siegbran, Monday, 10 December 2018 18:06 (one week ago) Permalink

"It's Jonestown all over again!"

nickn, Monday, 10 December 2018 18:54 (one week ago) Permalink

a producers-esque scheme to stage a failed festival in order to be immortalized in multiple documentaries

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Monday, 10 December 2018 20:12 (one week ago) Permalink

let’s just do it and be legends immortalized in multiple documentaries

fans annoyed as emily atack screams over nick knowles' kumquat (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 10 December 2018 20:15 (one week ago) Permalink

I Am The God Of Hell Fyre

Siegbran, Monday, 10 December 2018 20:26 (one week ago) Permalink


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