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South Carolina music festival, The Gathering, results in an epic fail

This April, Fyre Festival founders Billy McFarland and Ja Rule found themselves in the midst of a heavily-publicized damage control campaign for their Bahamian blunder and faced a 100 million dollar lawsuit for fraud. Many would think that such an epic fail of a festival wouldn’t happen again because of the repercussions Fyre faced. Instead of using Fyre […]

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Blink 182 member blames his ‘pagan witchy ways’ for the demise of Fyre Festival

Blink 182‘s Matt Skiba has opened up and proclaimed that he may have had a hand in the demise of Fyre Festival, one of the biggest disasters since TomorrowWorld 2015. Statements from Skiba have surfaced, and he claims he used witchcraft to hex the festival into non-existence.“I’ll take responsibility and everyone can blame me. Shazam. […]

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Fyre Festival reportedly under investigation by FBI for fraud

The New York Times reports the company behind Fyre Festival is under investigation by the FBI.According to a source close to the matter, Billy McFarland’s Fyre Media is being investigated by the FBI for possible mail, wire and securities fraud. The investigation is being overseen by “a prosecutor assigned to the complex frauds and cybercrime […]

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Wayhome Music Festival offers Fyre Festival ticket-holders free tickets

A rare positive has arisen from  the never-ending saga of the disastrous Fyre Festival as the Canadian-based Wayhome Music Festival has decided to lend a helping-hand to the distraught, trust-fund occupying attendees who suffered through 48 hours of rationed food portions while stranded on the Bahamian island until outgoing flights resumed.Embracing the stereotypical Canadian way of life, the Wayhome committee […]

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Wayhome Music Festival offers Fyre Festival ticket-holders free tickets

A rare positive has arisen from  the never-ending saga of the disastrous Fyre Festival as the Canadian-based Wayhome Music Festival has decided to lend a helping-hand to the distraught, trust-fund occupying attendees who suffered through 48 hours of rationed food portions while stranded on the Bahamian island until outgoing flights resumed.Embracing the stereotypical Canadian way of life, the Wayhome committee […]

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Fyre Festival founders tell employees they are not getting paid in leaked phone call

As the initial eruption of Fyre Festival reaches its three-week anniversary, the embers of its follies continue to burn. Today, May 11, Vice News published a recording of a May 5 phone conversation between the festival founders and several employees. On the call, celebrity cofounder Ja Rule says little after noting, “I’m on the phone but I […]

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Fyre Festival continued to sell VIP passes after cancelation, seventh lawsuit alleges

It doesn’t seem extraordinary that Fyre Festival has faced the legal trouble that it has thus far when considering its short, mired lifespan. Indeed, the surprising notion to comprehend is just how recently the debacle transpired. Since the event fell apart just under three weeks ago, on the evening of April 27, Billy McFarland and Ja Rule’s Fyre […]

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Fyre Festival faces $100 million lawsuit

The tragic trajectory of Fyre Festival erupted Thursday, April 27, but the smoldering embers of its wreckage are far from extinguished. For the past several days, estival founders Billy McFarland and Ja Rule have been on a publicized damage control campaign for their Bahamian blunder; the former promised there would be makeup dates at a […]

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Coincidence? Seth Rogen and The Lonely Island are making a movie about a music festival that goes ‘horribly wrong’

 In one of the most incredible meltdowns of recent cultural memory, the Fyre Festival saga played out across social media and the blogosphere for all to see. Within the span of just one weekend, the celebrity-backed, ultra luxury festival became a smoldering hot trash fire with everyone from Samantha Bee to Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson weighing in […]

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Ja Rule apologizes for Fyre Festival scandal, says it was ‘NOT A SCAM’

The Bedlam of Fyre Festival has been on the tips of everyones tongues (and thumbs) today, April 28. Across the country, millions of people have been outspoken about the unfortunate disparity between expectation and reality that attendees faced upon reaching the “rich kids’ refugee camp.” However, amid the countless reactions of outrage, empathy, and schadenfreude […]

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