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Saturday 26 January 2019



TRIVIA: Fyre Media began with the Fyre app, where users could go to book talent. The idea for the Fyre Festival came about as a way to promote the app.

McFarland claimed to have purchased a Bahamian island, Norman’s Cay, formerly owned by Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. One of the conditions was that Escobar’s name could not be used in the marketing of the event. When it appeared in the initial promo video, the Fyre crew was kicked off and left begging for a location two months before the festival was supposed to take place.

Kendall Jenner received a reported $250,000 to post once on Instagram about Fyre Festival

Celebs and influencers were offered free tickets and lodging in VIP villas but received keys to the promised luxury accommodation. Most villas simply did not exist on the Bahamian island of Great Exuma, McFarland and his team lost the keys to the ones they did rent.

As ticketholders and local merchants found out that the festival was officially canceled and vendors would not get paid, Fyre organizers fled for their lives.

Bahamian restaurant owner Maryann Rolle — who runs Exuma Point Resort shelled out approximately $50,000 of her savings to pay workers who were stiffed by Fyre.  Since then, she’s raised over $160,000 via a GoFundMe page.

(Some information found here.)

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