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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 @ 12:45 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Vasa Croe

I do. It's not their fault their vacation they sunk a ton of money into turned out to be a scam. How would you feel if you went on a cruise or something and after thousands of dollars, scheduling, travel, and all the other headaches involved with starting your vacation you get on the boat and end up trapped there because it was a scam? Just because you don't care about their choice of vacation doesn't mean they deserve this to happen to them or to be laughed at. I will be RIGHT beside you laughing at Ja Rule and the idiots who organized this travesty but my thoughts go out to the people who just wanted to go have a good time and got #ed over.


While it does suck for them, I typically make it a point to research a bit about something before I drop $12k. I mean even as far as looking at where you are going...that tiny island couldn't possibly have the resources to support a festival of any kind.

I have been all over the Exumas sailing and been to plenty of the islands...for anyone to think an event like this could be pulled off using the locals is laughable. I remember the first time I went to an island that had a restaurant...I ordered conch fritters....about an hour later I inquired about them...the chef had to get his snorkel gear, go for a dip in the ocean and pick one, open it up, chop it up and make the fritter. Needless to say, I didn't complain because it was the best fritter dish I have ever eaten because it was so fresh. What people fail to realize is that these are the Exumas...there is no fast pace and almost all food is imported. Anything not fresh from the ocean quickly goes bad on most islands because they don't really have great refrigeration anywhere. Now the bigger islands that have support for tourism are different and the people are different.

If I'm going to pay that much to go on vacation I'd like to see the actual accommodations, not a drawing of what I'm getting. I'd like to see the kitchen setup and some prepared dish pics. I will read reviews for the area/island itself. If I pulled up and it looked how this place did, I'd immediately leave and put in a request for refund once out. For likely 100% the attendees, this was an out country trip for them...kind of a big thing to not have any knowledge of what you're getting into. They're actually lucky this was just a failed festival.




posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 12:52 PM
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Am I terrible person because this made me smile?

...I just can't feel bad about a bunch of rich brats getting ripped off maybe it's karma for them messing up burning man.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 01:02 PM
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originally posted by: Tulpa
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.


Oh wow! The only thing I did was a mini fest called Snugglefest..... No we didn't know it was called that at first or I'm sure my sons fathers fragility would have kept us from attending LOL. It was bring your own tent, park next to someone else and set up! Roam around the fields and forest and enjoy your time. BYO food and BYO beer. It was the best. But I'd be pretty Irate had I paid 12g to come find that kind of setup.

Though I'd never be paying that much in the first place


-Alee



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 01:06 PM
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Now THIS is some quality Proletariat Entertainment!


Comeuppance is such a beautiful, beautiful thing sometimes.

Hats off to the Masterminds behind this.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 01:20 PM
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originally posted by: Vasa Croe
While it does suck for them, I typically make it a point to research a bit about something before I drop $12k. I mean even as far as looking at where you are going...that tiny island couldn't possibly have the resources to support a festival of any kind.

That's a fair point. I don't have any fear of this happening to me in Colorado this summer since SCI has been playing at Red Rocks for years now, but still even the best prepared still get fooled.


I have been all over the Exumas sailing and been to plenty of the islands...for anyone to think an event like this could be pulled off using the locals is laughable. I remember the first time I went to an island that had a restaurant...I ordered conch fritters....about an hour later I inquired about them...the chef had to get his snorkel gear, go for a dip in the ocean and pick one, open it up, chop it up and make the fritter. Needless to say, I didn't complain because it was the best fritter dish I have ever eaten because it was so fresh. What people fail to realize is that these are the Exumas...there is no fast pace and almost all food is imported. Anything not fresh from the ocean quickly goes bad on most islands because they don't really have great refrigeration anywhere. Now the bigger islands that have support for tourism are different and the people are different.

Well you have first hand experience being there. If it were me, I'd have zero clue how big that island was in reality as I have never been to the Bahamas. I'm sure there were more than a few people there with that same problem.


If I'm going to pay that much to go on vacation I'd like to see the actual accommodations, not a drawing of what I'm getting. I'd like to see the kitchen setup and some prepared dish pics. I will read reviews for the area/island itself. If I pulled up and it looked how this place did, I'd immediately leave and put in a request for refund once out. For likely 100% the attendees, this was an out country trip for them...kind of a big thing to not have any knowledge of what you're getting into. They're actually lucky this was just a failed festival.

I mean it's a music festival... When I go to festivals I usually go and pitch a tent and camp out of that. Kitchens? Lol. Hope you know how to build a fire and cook over it. How intricate were you expecting the accommodations to be?

Though I may be off on my analysis too as I usually go to hippie music festivals and with Blink 182 head lining it and Ja Rule promoting it, this was likely going to be a more mainstream music festival. Maybe the lodging situation was supposed to be different. I saw that they were supposed to provide tents at least...



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 01:25 PM
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originally posted by: NerdGoddess

originally posted by: Tulpa
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.


Oh wow! The only thing I did was a mini fest called Snugglefest..... No we didn't know it was called that at first or I'm sure my sons fathers fragility would have kept us from attending LOL. It was bring your own tent, park next to someone else and set up! Roam around the fields and forest and enjoy your time. BYO food and BYO beer. It was the best. But I'd be pretty Irate had I paid 12g to come find that kind of setup.

Though I'd never be paying that much in the first place


-Alee

I've been to All Good, Delfest, Hulaween, even Firefly, and a slew of other smaller hippie fests and that was how the majority of the festival goers stayed. There were a portion who brought RVs too.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 01:31 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Yeah...I'm typically a camper for music festivals too. These guys provided mockup drawings of what we're supposed to be the accommodations and they looked really nice as would be expected for the price tag. You wouldn't catch me signing up for a tent adventure in the Exumas on the beach right now though.....those tents were likely more like sweat lodges.

Give me red rocks any day over this type of thing. Small islands are fun when you have a way to leave and aren't relying on someone else to provide transportation. If you don't then you're at the mercy the locals, and while they are nice there, they don't put up with being treated like the help. I can't tell you how many times I've seen tourists stuck somewhere on a small island because they pissed off their day boat captain and nobody else will pick them up because word travels fast amd that boat captain already radioed the area to not help. I'd imagine the reason these people were being locked into a room was because they were acting like rich dicks....while understandable, the security guard wasn't the one that put the show on.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 01:39 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Well it was a bad situation that quickly spiraled out of control. I'm sure the festie goers didn't help their situation as panic sets in really easily among huge crowds where uncertainty and direction are lacking, and panic never makes a situation better. But ultimately the majority of the blame rests on the organizers.

I mean it's pretty hard to say no to the appeal of going to a festival where you can go swimming during the day. I really love Delfest in Cumberland Md for that reason. There's a river that runs a long the back side of the festival you can float down during the day. Never been able to go to a beach during a music festival though. If the music lineup was along my tastes and I had $12k I could see myself having been fooled by that scam. Though hippie bands aren't usually known to scam their fan bases... Can't say the same for Ja Rule I guess.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 01:39 PM
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Ja Rule is preparing a statement
@Ruleyork



This is from the now defunct Fyre Festival website.

~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~
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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 01:47 PM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

Not trying to get political... but I wonder if he meant to equate 'Left' with 'wrong' ?



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 01:51 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

That's a good point. I didn't read it like that at first.

"But it's not his FAULT" 🙄



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 02:10 PM
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originally posted by: Bigburgh
a reply to: butcherguy

That's a good point. I didn't read it like that at first.

"But it's not his FAULT" 🙄


Yeah...that part about not being his fault is ridiculous. You put your name behind something like this and it is your fault. He and his people should have known what it would take to out on an event of this size and he should have checked in on it.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 02:14 PM
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Poor babies..... maybe with this extra time without anything to do, they can work on their meditation techniques. No food? Good opportunity for a fast. Security steals your stuff? Good chance to practice detachment from material possessions.

Overall this has the potential to be an excellent learning experience for these people. Worth every penny IMO.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 02:18 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Vasa Croe

I do. It's not their fault their vacation they sunk a ton of money into turned out to be a scam. How would you feel if you went on a cruise or something and after thousands of dollars, scheduling, travel, and all the other headaches involved with starting your vacation you get on the boat and end up trapped there because it was a scam? Just because you don't care about their choice of vacation doesn't mean they deserve this to happen to them or to be laughed at. I will be RIGHT beside you laughing at Ja Rule and the idiots who organized this travesty but my thoughts go out to the people who just wanted to go have a good time and got #ed over.


Personally, I wouldn't feel anything. I'm too stoic to cry about money and inconvenience.

Like I said before, this is an excellent learning experience for everyone involved. They shouldn't get a refund, their money was better spent this way.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 02:23 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

I can not wait to hear what he has to say.
He has a business partner named Billy McFarland. Probably not for long.

www.everipedia.com...

~Problems Leading Up to the Event
Prior to the festival taking place, organizers missed several deadlines to pay musical acts and vendors and that their customer service was slow to answer questions.[16] On March 28th, a Twitter account called Fyre Festival Fraud came online and started warning people about the impending disaster.[17] In addition, anonymous reports came from the account saying that the festival grounds were not ready and that the private island pitch was a fraud, the festival was taking place steps away from a Sandals Resort.[17] ~

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edit on 28-4-2017 by Bigburgh because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 02:24 PM
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a reply to: Talorc

Maybe you, but if I get #ed over to the tune of $12k then I'm making sure I get my just due. I can't afford to throw away $12k and be happy that I didn't get my money's worth when I find out it was a scam. But then again I didn't go to this island either and I tend to drive to my music festivals so I'm not stuck there is # goes wrong.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 02:28 PM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
Twelve grand for a ticket" Who in their right mind would pay even the minimum of twelve grand to go to a music festival. We used to have music festivals around here and camping was free on the site with twenty bucks paying for admission. Now it is different, they charge over a hundred twenty bucks for entertainment and then about fifty bucks a night to put a camper in. Of course you have to buy food or cook your own now, not like it was before when everyone ate brownies to survive.


The attendees were flying out from Miami to the Bahamas. That's the giveaway. They festival organizers look for somewhere cheap to do a venue but next to a five star hotel for the pop stars. All they need is accommodation for the guests. No problem, they'll just hire some local catering company to put up tents with chairs and bedding. Trouble is, the catering company is a scam, it's just some bloke with a truck who figures he can hire some chairs and bedding from a hotel supplier and get a few mates to put everything up. They don't turn up, so everything falls apart.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 03:17 PM
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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 03:33 PM
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The Hollywood Reporter bit is almost real life satire, while reading in my head all the edited out "like" echoed in my mind... this is the gift that keeps on giving.
Thanks Ja Rule.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 04:48 PM
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i go to concerts and festivals all the time. i would never go to a concert or fest in a third world country. just in mexico alone its dangerous.

saying that, i LOVE LOVE LOVE edc vegas. its 70,000 girls walking around in lingerie all night long.

next year i will hit coachella to see what thats about. im not too sure about burning man, because i heard you had to camp there.



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