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The Fyre Festival turned out to be a massive scam and the visitors are now trapped on the island

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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 09:39 AM
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This whole thing is bizarre so far. This doesn't sound like any kind of Music Festival I've ever heard of.... I'd like to know what is going on if they ever get to the root of this.

-Alee




posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 09:39 AM
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a reply to: Perfectenemy



As for what festival-goers can expect in terms of a refund, the Fyre Festival website states, "All sales are final. There are no refunds." However, Reddit posts and tweets have already begun circulating amongst festival-goers regarding a potential class action lawsuit, which will almost inevitably be filed against the festival's organizers if they refuse to issue refunds to ticket holders.


Lawyers, circling like sharks. Blood in the water.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 09:41 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64

According to the guardian link in the OP there is an instagram cap saying they are issuing full refunds on old computer paper. Not sure if that means anything or not though...



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 09:47 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

The article I read, said the promoters and staff had no idea what they were doing, didn't pay the acts that were supposed to be there and the stage setup was just ridiculous, so the talent backed out. It was just a clusterf**k all way round.
I'm sure it's a hassle for the rich kids, but not the Titanic level tragedy they're making it out to be.
www.thefashionlaw.com...



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 09:48 AM
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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 on that vision safely and enjoyably 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



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 09:50 AM
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I would be pissed also after spending $12k on a supposed resort style music festival, only to find out a FEMA camp has a better menu and line up.

Not to mention, I would delete all of Ja-Rules songs from my iPod and send him a tweet telling him about it.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 09:54 AM
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a reply to: roadgravel

In theory they are not entirely wrong and delivered them a once-in-a-lifetime experience for sure. Why wasn't this cancelled is beyond me. The question still remains is who paid the questionable security that is running rampart on the island. The whole situation is pretty f#cked up.


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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 09:55 AM
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originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: Perfectenemy

It's in the Golf of Mexico


Exuma is in the Bahamas, which is in the Atlantic.
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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 10:00 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64

Whatever the situation at the venue, from how its being reported these people deserve full refunds.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 10:00 AM
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a reply to: NerdGoddess

I dunno about the States but in the UK festivals started out as a kind of underground, diy kind of event.
This rapidly became commercialised and companies started to cash in on the youth culture.
Sounds like the "everything is bigger in America" ethos is at play.
It could have been a good idea to start with but the price tag alone is a giveaway.

My first trip to Glastonbury I hopped over a hedge crossed a couple of fields and was in. I even found a fiver on the way so I was up on the deal before it started.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 10:04 AM
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For that kind of money, I would have thought someone would have checked out the venue. A few weeks to go and nothing there?

I suppose with enough money in your pocket, that doesn't really matter. Live and learn. A bit funny.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 10:05 AM
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a reply to: roadgravel

Really? My bad I drifted it a few miles west in my head, don't know why...



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 10:06 AM
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a reply to: Perfectenemy

As someone who has left a few music festivals feeling ripped off on a much smaller scale, I can sympathize, but I can't imagine dropping $12,000 for one weekend's entertainment, no matter what. For that price, I would be expecting Tom Delonge to return to Blink-182 and play the whole show from a hovering UFO.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 10:08 AM
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a reply to: Tulpa

One of these days (well, years), I am going to cross the pond and hit Glastonbury. It is on my bucket list.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 10:17 AM
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a reply to: Perfectenemy

Reminds me of the Purge movies:




posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 10:18 AM
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a reply to: Slave2theTruth

Its not what it used to be. My first was 1987 and that makes me an old fuddy duddy now but it was once known as the Glastonbury FREE festival.

I see it on the TV now and there doesn't seem like there's any real atmosphere. The bands are very different, too, probably just my age so don't let me put you off. Everything's got to change but I despair at the way "youth rebellion" has become an industry.
Same thing happened with raves.

This Fyre thing seems like a whole new level, though.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 10:18 AM
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a reply to: Slave2theTruth

Oops. Dbl.
edit on 28-4-2017 by Tulpa because: Twitchy fingers



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 10:23 AM
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Fyre Festival(a music festival with ticket prices ranging from 12k to 250k)


Where did you get the $250k figure? Even at $12k a pop it's hard to have any sympathy for these posers given Blink-182 was a 'headliner'. You can book a flight into space for ~$250k...guess you get what you pay for (although the $250k price tag isn't close to the truth)?

After reading Ja-Rule was an organizer, I am not surprised a bunch of privileged, white kids got fleeced. P.T. Barnum (allegedly) nailed it: "There's a sucker born every minute".



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 11:01 AM
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The organizers knew what they were doing.

Did you see that promo video??? I know sex sells, but even I found it odd how 90 percent of it was biking girls swimming. Add to that no mention of a lineup and really this is just one big money grab IMO. That video was very well produced, shot and probably pretty expensive.

At a minimum of 12K a ticket, that puts the average attendant into a pretty lofty income class. I'm sure there are a few pleebs that broke the budget for a once in a lifetime. However the rest are just used to throwing money around and EXPECTING everyone to cater to them. Reality can be a bitch sometimes, they should have done their homework.

I'm guessing at this point, their money is gone, probably buried through a few shell corps and phony named/addressed principals. The very same tricks they are accustomed to using on their own victims.

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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 11:13 AM
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a reply to: BeefNoMeat

Oops the 250k is just a typo. Someone on Twitter paid 25k for a ticket. My bad sorry.



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