‘It was an absolute Fyre Festival.’ Before Miami contestants were enlisted to save the world, another group signed up in Montreal. But where were the cameras? Here are 11 things that Fyre Festival didn’t make it on camera.
If you’re expecting a festival to be a hit, you better be prepared to spend a lot of money on the tickets. Tickets to a music and sporting event are worth a lot of money, particularly in the case of the glitzy events like the Super Bowl, where even a single ticket to a ticketed event can easily cost hundreds of dollars. In the case of an event like the Fyre Festival, the cost involved in securing the tickets would have been prohibitive. With the event running out of its money, the Fyre Festival organization would not be able to offer refunds to anyone who lost their money. In the end, people who attended the Fyre Festival only received a “full refund” – there was no way to have them cash the refunds they had already earned. Here are 11 reasons why the event was not filmed by anyone – and how it has been going all wrong for the event.
1. The event was not filmed
On May 31-June 1, the Fyre Festival was held in and around the island of Paradise, Bahamas. It was created to take place in a location that resembled a Caribbean island, complete with palm trees, white villas, a beach and a waterpark. The event was intended to highlight the benefits of sustainable living, while providing a more positive experience of a tropical paradise. It also provided a means for the participants to explore a region that seemed exotic and exclusive when compared with the rest of America.
The day of the festival kicked off with a sunrise ceremony. More than 4,000 people arrived at the resort on the afternoon of May 31st, ready to party the night away.
After a few hours, the organizers offered guests the opportunity to try to catch a free guided tour of the water park. Many people showed up at the resort, just wanting to check out the event and take a look around. But the organizers decided to make the tour available to