It's almost summer and you know what that means….festival fever!
And what better way to kick off the festival season than heading to the Bahamas for a luxurious weekend full of fun in the sun with the Fyre Festival?
The only problem? It was a complete and utter disaster. The music fest, organized by JaRule and entrepreneur, Billy McFarland promised performances by Pusha T, Blink 182, Desiigner and more.
Sounds like a dream right? Too bad it looked more like this.
Yeah, it became the set of a modern day hunger games. A sea of lost people, unfinished tents, people stuck inside of the airport unable to leave and oh yea, boxed lunches.
"Instead of getting a lodge like we were supposed to, we're in a tent, literally like a tent,” said one festival goer.
"People were upset, screaming, there were even people crying, screaming, police were involved, the true definition of a crisis,” said another festival goer.
The Fyre Festival released this statement:
Fyre Festival set out to provide a once-in-a-lifetime musical experience on the Islands of the Exumas.
Due to circumstances out of our control, the physical infrastructure was not in place on time and we are unable to fulfill that vision safely and enjoyable for our guests. At this time, we are working tirelessly to get flights scheduled and get everyone off of Great Exuma and home safely as quickly as we can. We ask that guests currently on-island do not make their own arrangements to get to the airport as we are coordinating those plans. We are working to place everyone on complimentary charters back to Miami today; this process has commenced and the safety and comfort of our guests is our top priority.
The festival is being postponed until we can further assess if and when we are able to create the high- quality experience we envisioned.
We ask for everyone's patience and cooperation during this difficult time as we work as quickly and safely as we can to remedy this unforeseeable situation. We will continue to provide regular updates via email to our guests and via our official social media channels as they become available.
-The Fyre Festival Team
A little late for the thousands that expected to have a good time only to be met with anything but the sound of music. Now for the organizers, it’s time to face the music.