Fyre Festival - laugh long, laugh loud

Discussion in 'festivals' started by beesonthewhatnow, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. NoXion

    NoXion It's been 600 years...

    Pecuniary Privilege Provides Piss Poor Performance, Prompting Pleased Proletarians to Point and Peal.

    (best synonym of "laugh" I could manage)
  2. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse Free the Sepsis Six!

    Being poor involves terrible accommodation, lousy food and the booze running out but all the time, people attending the Fyre festival have been told.

    Attendees of the Fyre festival, who paid more than ten grand to attend a festival headlined by early 2000s west coast pop-punk bands, discovered that the luxury camp they’d been promised was half-built and that food was in short supply.

    The hellish existence being experienced by the rich kids in the Bahamas is available in most refugee camps and doesn’t cost $12,000, according to reports.

    People at the camp in the Bahamas have described being flown there in coach class as ‘hellish’ and ‘Like being trafficked by Chinese snakehead gangs’.

    Survivors of the festival told us of sleeping in a tent and getting a cheese sandwich for lunch as if that wouldn’t be a major step up for most of humanity.

    Blink 182 not playing as advertised is being recognised by most as an improvement to their circumstances, although the hellish life of refugees was partially replicated by Jared Leto turning up and patronising everyone.

    “Yah, it’s like totally Lord of the Flies here but with attractive people and snapchat,” attendee Simone Williams told us.

    “I had to eat, like, a cheese sandwich which I’m told poor people would kill for. Well, why don’t they come here? They could have had mine.

    “I mean, being poor, like, sucks. They should totally stop doing it. A single weekend is enough to last me a lifetime.”

    Kim Jong-Un has told North Korean dissidents that if they don’t pipe down he’ll put them on a plane to the festival and then they’ll be sorry.

  3. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    This is from the promo video , it sure was :D
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  4. Cloo

    Cloo Surfeit of lampreys

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  5. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    Daybreak revealed the full horror of the Fyre site.

    There were supposed to be bands. Now there's just desolation.

    Shattered survivors await rescue on the beach. Will that cruise ship spot their fire?

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  6. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    It's all a bit Lapland New Forest.
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  7. Cloo

    Cloo Surfeit of lampreys

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  8. pinkmonkey

    pinkmonkey 2.4 hour party person

    Hold on a minute - they got fuckjerry to do their pr? i.e someone whose talent is sharing memes?
  9. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

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  10. Harry Smiles

    Harry Smiles Well-Known Member

    My first comment when I read about it.:thumbs:
  11. phillm

    phillm Trolling through Life (TM)

    I now know of Iggy Azalea - who has a rap record cover of 'Lilac Wine' out featuring Roddy Rhododendron.
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  12. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    Hang on a sec - the PR is the one thing that worked (!)
  13. pinkmonkey

    pinkmonkey 2.4 hour party person

    I think its a great analogy though, the only thing they could get right was the non material hype thing. Fuckjerry has made a career out of meme sharing. They tried to make an entire festival out of bullshitting and it didn't work, surprise surprise.
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  14. Orang Utan


    what is a fuckjerry?
  15. The Boy

    The Boy danny la rouge is probably wrong.

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  16. Orang Utan


    who is a fuckjerry?
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  17. The Boy

    The Boy danny la rouge is probably wrong.

    No idea, mate.
  18. pinkmonkey

    pinkmonkey 2.4 hour party person

    Instagram account that shares memes and is popular for it.
  19. xes

    xes F.O.A.D

    Simular thing to a pewdepie, possibly of the same species.
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  20. Cloo

    Cloo Surfeit of lampreys

    Yes, that is interesting, that they could generate such masses of hype, especially as it was through people who weren't going to check whether the organisers actually had a fucking clue what they were doing before associating themselves with their 'event'.
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  21. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    Only just seen this thread. I was going to start one about it myself.

    We spent far too much time last week cruelly and callously laughing our heads off at this beyond-parody festival of incompetence .... scarcely believable, but all too true ... :rolleyes: :D
    Last edited: May 2, 2017
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  22. salem

    salem Well-Known Member

    It seems that this festival is just a subset of 'fyre' which seems to be a platform for marketeers to connect with 'influencers' (i.e celebs and people with big social media followings) and allow them to buy their 'influence'.

    I think their beacon event backfiring is probably a much better thing then we could imagine and even better it seems that these 'influencers' have broken FCC rules by not disclosing that their promotion was actually advertising as well as pissing off some of their followers.
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  23. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

  24. 2hats


    To be fair, the Koryo Burger is perhaps one of the better DPRK food options (and more flexible for veggies since the meat is easily identified and removed).
  25. Cloo

    Cloo Surfeit of lampreys

    Sadly it is looking like it wasn't all 'rich kids' - this article suggests that most people didn't buy super expensive tickets, as they had to discount them to get anyone to buy them https://news.vice.com/story/fyre-fe...oney-months-early-on-models-planes-and-yachts

    So probably quite a lot of fairly ordinary folk who thought they were buying into something awesome got ripped off.

    Apparently the guy behind it only had the idea in October last year :facepalm: Unsurprisingly, sounds like a nasty bunch of fuckers who apparently flew out to the area at weekends in the run up, with the only girls allowed (and apparently the only entertainment) being models. The humiliation and massive lawsuit couldn't happen to more charming people.
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  26. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    Minimum £500 plus flights? It's still going to be fairly rich kids.
  27. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Anyone who buys into an 'exclusive' festival full of supermodels and rich cunts won't get any sympathy from me.
  28. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    £500 plus flights is budget compared to a week in Ibiza.
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  29. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    The "cheap" tickets went for $450-500, which isn't all that far off the cost of a Glastonbury ticket - and that price included flights to a Caribbean island and back.
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  30. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I think the Glastonbury offers just a little bit better value for money, given that you're paying to see the ten zillion bands and entertainments on offer, and not going for a 'unparalleled best in music, cuisine, design & hospitality on a private island.'
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