Have you heard of the Fyre Fest?
It is (or, really, was) a two weekend "luxury" musical festival in Exumas, Bahamas featuring Migos, Major Lazer, Blink 182, Disclosure, Rae Sremmurd and more.
Tickets started at $1,500 and went up to $250,000 for packages which supposedly included airfare and amenity-filled luxury villas on an island that once belonged to Pablo Escobar.
The festival was the brainchild of Ja Rule and entrepreneur Billy MacFarland.
And it's been a complete and total disaster.
Festival goers started arriving on the island yesterday, only to find the accommodations more suited to refugees than revelers.
#FyreFestival update, photos from the ground! pic.twitter.com/Z7fn9cKaz3— FyreFestivalFraud (@FyreFraud) April 27, 2017
A view of the luxury food court with some luxury school bus transportation at Fyre Festival. #fyre #fyrefestival pic.twitter.com/XL3PtRw8q0— William N. Finley IV (@WNFIV) April 28, 2017
@FyreFraud Here's the dinner they fed us tonight. Literally slices of bread, cheese, and salad with no dressing. #fyrefraud #fyrefestival #dumpsterfyre pic.twitter.com/NmNXakSFlq— Tr3vor (@trev4president) April 28, 2017
Early report is that many of the tents aren't assembled. Here's their tropical private island owned by Escobar! #FyreFestival pic.twitter.com/TNzBDbNAUJ— FyreFestivalFraud (@FyreFraud) April 27, 2017
This is how Fyre Fest handles luggage. Just drop it out of a shipping container. At night. With no lights. #fyrefestival pic.twitter.com/X5CdZRyJWo— William N. Finley IV (@WNFIV) April 28, 2017
Twitter laughed and laughed:
y'all im laughing so hard people really spent $12k on the #fyrefestival to be in the 76th hunger games pic.twitter.com/YhvYlZOL7p— danielle (@daniellecalling) April 28, 2017
Me at home watching rich people get scammed to see what it feels like to be a refugee and live in subhuman conditions at the #FyreFestival pic.twitter.com/wAnQ5khU6U— Ree (@queenreeeee) April 28, 2017
What if #fyrefestival is a social experiment to get rich kids on an island and see how they can handle stressful situations without WiFi...— Molls (@MolllyMack) April 28, 2017
internet: look up #fyrefestivalme for 2 hours: pic.twitter.com/0tiKqXXNA6 — Aly Silverio (@alysilverio) April 28, 2017
Yo ...I'm looking at all these #FyreFestival tweets, and IMMEDIATELY thought of this...pic.twitter.com/CsNRPJOpZg — Ziggy (@colortheghost) April 28, 2017
So TGIF & enjoy your low wage jobs today because at least you didn't pay $5k+ to be at lord of the flies train wreck that is #fyrefestival pic.twitter.com/YWtrKaqxL8— Madeline Krebs (@madelinekrebs) April 28, 2017
Latest scenes at #fyrefestival pic.twitter.com/VPCyZvthaT— Adam N. Fleming (@AdamNFleming) April 28, 2017
Now the entire festival has been cancelled.
Latest #fyrefestival update is that all flights in are being held/turned away. Do no depart Miami before clear communication from Billy. https://t.co/JgSGYSkfrt— FyreFestivalFraud (@FyreFraud) April 28, 2017
All Flights now cancelled from Miami. Festival likely cancelled. Empty planes now flying from Miami in a "rescue mission". #fyrefestival— FyreFestivalFraud (@FyreFraud) April 28, 2017
After assessing the situation this morning and looking at best options for our guests, we cannot move forward as we hoped we could (con't)— Fyre Festival (@fyrefestival) April 28, 2017
Due to unforeseen and extenuating circumstances, Fyre Festival has been fully postponed (con't)— Fyre Festival (@fyrefestival) April 28, 2017
At this time, we are working tirelessly to get flights scheduled and get all travelers home safely— Fyre Festival (@fyrefestival) April 28, 2017
The Fyre Festival debacle may be over on the ground, but its effects will linger.
Guys, I'm on the plane going to the #fyrefestival and there's a couple breaking up because Ja Rule might've scammed them out of $7,500. pic.twitter.com/DonQ6mPGkB— Corey. (@Corey_Eiferman) April 28, 2017