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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, 29 2017 @ 06:44 PM
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a reply to: MotherMayEye

Huh, I remember the first Cattlestock, er, Country Stampede music festival they had when I was in college. It apparently went off just fine ... except too many of the attendees didn't plan for the Kansas sun in late July. Lots of BBQ'd cowboys in the mall those three days!




posted on Apr, 29 2017 @ 06:56 PM
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a reply to: Advantage

Here your lucky if a ticket for a headline act doesn't cost you a few hundred..minimum, that's for an evening.
A regular human being can't even get a ticket via Ticketmaster as they let resellers buy 90% of them, and take a cut after.
Scumbags.



posted on Apr, 29 2017 @ 08:49 PM
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a reply to: Perfectenemy

"Not a scam", they claim?? Promising yachts and luxury accommodations, and not even having tents, and that ridiculous excuse for "catered" food at $4-12,000 a head, isn't a scam?!? While it's tough to have sympathy for kids who can afford to spend that for a music event, fraud is fraud. They aren't lesser victims because they have money. If the infrastructure wasn't in place, the vent should have been cancelled, and refunded.



posted on Apr, 29 2017 @ 08:52 PM
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I personally think this is the greatest nigerian email scam of all time. Got em all to part with their money and screwed em good.

I have zero sympathy for some trust fund elitist brat kids who got taken.



posted on Apr, 29 2017 @ 08:52 PM
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I personally think this is the greatest nigerian email scam of all time. Got em all to part with their money and screwed em good.

I have zero sympathy for some trust fund elitist brat kids who got taken.



posted on Apr, 29 2017 @ 10:11 PM
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Well, at least one person tried to see some humor in this mess -



Terrible that they were scammed that way (and it's not alright just because they have more money), but that tweet is hilarious.



posted on Apr, 29 2017 @ 10:17 PM
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originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: roadgravel

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


You'd make a great air traffic controller 😀



posted on Apr, 30 2017 @ 03:56 AM
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a reply to: Perfectenemy

Most likely were all republicans and a bunch of trump supporters,they fall for everything..i put my soul on that.



posted on Apr, 30 2017 @ 01:42 PM
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originally posted by: MotherMayEye

originally posted by: BeefNoMeat

originally posted by: icanteven

originally posted by: Perfectenemy
Early reports indicate that the Fyre Festival(a music festival with ticket prices ranging from 12k to 250k) was just a huge scam and the festival now turned into a disaster zone. The scammers locked people inside the airport without food and water and they are now desperately crying for help on social media. The luxury appartments are nothing but tents and most of them weren't even assembled yet. It's now basically like Battle Royal down there with people fighting for scraps of food. It's just insane.

Fyre Festival turned into a disaster zone


www.independent.co.uk... -ja-rule-a7707141.html



www.theguardian.com...


I could blame the rich kids of course but even if they are just stupid the sceanrio unfolding sounds pretty terrifiying for all the people involved.


This is why you never buy the first generation of new technology or go to the middle of nowhere for a first-time music festival. You wait so the kinks and bugs get worked out for the next time.


Don't tell that to those of us who made the inaugural Bonnaroo Festival. What a time...


I went. Stuck in traffic for 14 hours. Subsequent years were better, but I really felt bad for locals who got stuck on the highway with concert goers. I saw a van with a family and a newborn baby that was trapped all night on the highway with concert goers to go just five miles.

ETA: I mean you really get to know your fellow highway drivers in situations like that.



No doubt. The traffic was horrendous and, for the most part, unavoidable. Same thing of a similar nature happened when they first moved 'All Good' to "Marvin's Mountiantop". I wasn't too happy about the sheer amount of 'hippy crack' at the first Bonnaroo, but nothwithstanding those two issues, I found it to be an all-time festie.



posted on Apr, 30 2017 @ 01:58 PM
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originally posted by: ImmortalLegend527
a reply to: Perfectenemy

Most likely were all republicans and a bunch of trump supporters,they fall for everything..i put my soul on that.


Bad post. This post fails in so many ways.



posted on Apr, 30 2017 @ 02:01 PM
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originally posted by: vonclod
a reply to: Advantage

Here your lucky if a ticket for a headline act doesn't cost you a few hundred..minimum, that's for an evening.
A regular human being can't even get a ticket via Ticketmaster as they let resellers buy 90% of them, and take a cut after.
Scumbags.


Same here... if I dont want a seat that I have to use a telescope for... Its a few hundred or more depending on the band(s). I like the outdoor music festivals, and swallow my hippy aversion at times to go. Theyre cheaper too. LOL! I enjoyed lalapalooza, pointfest,big muddy bluesfest, and Loufest. Hell, I even enjoy the horseradish festival in Il! The husband drinks about a gallon of horseradish bloody mary's though.... which is more annoying than roving bands of nuovo hippies.



posted on Apr, 30 2017 @ 04:30 PM
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a reply to: Perfectenemy

Smells like a psy-op.
Predictively programming privileged people for refugee type amenities for a future catastrophe... Ie WORLD WAR 3...



posted on Apr, 30 2017 @ 11:52 PM
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Did they get off yet or are they all still stranded?



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 12:59 AM
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a reply to: Advantage

I ended up buying tickets..yes nosebleeds, for Tool from a reseller..hated doing it but bit the bullet, mostly because it was my brothers B day gift. For me it's just not as much fun as it used to be, used to do 6-10 shows a year.. now 1 a year if that.
I'll still hit some of the smaller venues if it's a band I really like.
Horseradish festival?
, I like a Caesar now and again
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posted on May, 1 2017 @ 01:57 AM
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This is worse than Trump University.



posted on May, 1 2017 @ 09:00 PM
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Here comes the lawsuit

ibankcoin.com...
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posted on May, 2 2017 @ 04:13 AM
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a reply to: AnkhMorpork

You are right, this is Clinton Foundation level fraud.



posted on May, 2 2017 @ 03:34 PM
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they dont make a pill for being dumb but hope everyone is ok



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 06:57 AM
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I remember going to T in the park when I was 16 in 96 and it cost me £70 quid to camp from thursday to monday
and I took two cases of beer and some other stuff
and had a blast

now to got T it would cost me 500 pounds for two days

it's all commericialised soulless drivel the bands are the same every year .

If you want to goto a decent festival go back to the woods where its not legal and party with people who dont care about flashing cash or trying to impress one another for likes where you will find a real connection with other humans not based on materialism or greed.

Free parties are always the best



posted on May, 5 2017 @ 05:48 AM
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a reply to: vonclod

Well bro, it's simple math. When an act costs literally a million dollars for 90 minutes, you're looking at a $1.3-$1.5M production cost. Sponsorships help but that's little stuff. Accommodation, backline rider, limos, catered food for the UNION guys who set up the stage & lighting, INSURANCE...the list goes on and on. This stuff is intense and you can't # it up bc one messed up event and you are done.

In our society, a million bucks doesn't sound like a lot but when it is an investor and it isn't your money, there is a level of pressure that is second to none. Nevermind the fact that agencies (WME & CAA) will hesitate to work with you if you screw with their clients. No access = no career.

Then, there's this. If you have listened to music on a streaming service like Spotify or Pandora, or if you have ever downloaded music through a file sharing service or have never purchased a CD, you are basically paying for all of those things when you purchase a ticket. If you were a good guy, you are still going to pay bc others chose to steal from the artists.

In the 70's & 80's, touring was a promotional thing to push/sell albums. The big money came from album (cassette, cd, etc) sales and the touring was like a commercial for their current project. Now with the internet further complicating matters, the album sales are all but gone so the artists/record companies have to make up all of those lost profits somehow and that is why it costs a million dollars to book a national act.

Further, I've charged those prices and I promise you that I'll do it again. If I risk my name and $1.5M to do an event, the end consumer can expect to pay the same premium price I do when I book the act. # rolls down hill, essentially.

Welcome to the music business.
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