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TheSnowFairy Sat 29-Apr-17 13:11:29

www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/39755483/fyre-festival-organisers-promise-refunds-and-2018-vip-passes

AIBU to think the organisers were out to make a quick buck, and to therefore be most entertained at how much of a cock up this was?

coldcanary Sat 29-Apr-17 13:17:26

It has to have been some sort of a scam on some level, I think someone has been taking the piss out of the organisers and their lack of experience!
The prices people paid are breathtaking - I thought Glastonbury was expensive but this sounds extortionate.
Twitter has been rather entertaining over the last day or so grin

RhiWrites Sat 29-Apr-17 13:38:11

I have met lots of people and teams who are overly ambitious when outting on events. People who've never successfully delivered a project underestimate how much work it is. That's what we're seeing here, I think.

TheSnowFairy Sat 29-Apr-17 13:48:14

Understatement of the year:

www.rollingstone.com/music/features/fyre-fest-head-billy-mcfarland-we-were-a-little-naive-w479502

Twitter is SO entertaining grin

And they're planning it again for next year - ticket, anyone?!

ratspeaker Sat 29-Apr-17 15:18:41

I thought Blink 182s statement was interesting.
mobile.twitter.com/blink182/status/857672382051373056

On one level you could think they were breaking up again but on another you might think they were lacking accommodation, food, stage...

BuckinghamLass Sat 29-Apr-17 15:21:48

Agree it's been very entertaining and Twitter has been in fine form!

MrsJamin Sat 29-Apr-17 15:35:17

Is it bad that I've just been scouring instagram for #fyrefestival posts?!

Motoko Sat 29-Apr-17 16:16:35

I read an interesting article by someone who was hired by the organisers, and after a week, they handed in their notice as it was obvious it was all going to go wrong.

nymag.com/thecut/2017/04/fyre-festival-exumas-bahamas-disaster.html

TheSnowFairy Sat 29-Apr-17 16:55:36

I read that too.

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grin

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