Fyre Festival - laugh long, laugh loud

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

  1. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    Sure, it sounds like crap and I'd choose Glastonbury anytime - but it doesn't sound like there was that big a price difference between Fyre and Glastonbury or Burning Man.
     
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  2. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    Well, not really. If the organisers had actually delivered on their promises who's to say what's better value? It's just down to whatever you personally want from a weekend away.

    I have some sympathy for those who bought the low end tickets, it's the twats that spent 5/6 figure sums I'm happy to laugh at...
     
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  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Sure: but Glastonbury is sold on music and this one was sold on exclusivity, luxury and supermodels. That's going to attract a sort of crowd I care little for.
     
  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    What percentage of ticket sales went for $500 anyhow?
     
  5. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    $500 was the "early bird" price, it apparently sold out pretty fast so that may have been a sizeable proportion of tickets.
     
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  6. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Could have been, but offering a very small amount of cheap tickets is a well seasoned trick.
     
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  7. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    No sun loungers though.
     
  8. 5t3IIa

    5t3IIa Registered User

    https://news.vice.com/story/audio-f...yees-nobodys-getting-paid?utm_source=vicefbus

     
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  9. danski

    danski Comfortable chair.

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  10. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

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  11. 5t3IIa

    5t3IIa Registered User

    I *think* in the US employees don't pay anything like NI on their wages so if they get fired they must apply for unemployment assistance and their employers pay it through the government? Maybe! I have only gathered this after reading r/legaladvice on Reddit :oops: Posters are always getting advised to appeal if they get rejected for unemployment and I'd imagine not being paid so being forced to quit would qualify them but still, that guy is a shitbird.
     
  12. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

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  13. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Does fire mean a different thing in America? If you get fired over here, you DON'T get benefits for a while.
     
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  14. xenon

    xenon Radical efficiencies


    Only true if sacked for groce misconduct
     
  15. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    you get sacked or fired for wrongdoing, but in America it seems to also mean being made redundant/laid off
     
  16. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

  17. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

  18. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!

    This made me chuckle today

     
  19. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

  20. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

  21. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

  22. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  23. Lorca

    Lorca Somebody after all, had to make a start

    "The fact that my friend and I spent 55 dollars each for such a shitty event like this unbelievable! All we got was warm red wine that tasted like ass!" :D
     
  24. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

  25. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

  26. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Have read 10-40 years being touted
     
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  27. salem

    salem Well-Known Member

    Ouch, see that to me seems a bit much too. He was blagging and it didn't quite work out but to get that kind of time seems out of proportion even if they are all wankers.

    That being said I think the sentence is because he diddled over people with big money rather then anything about the experience of the festival goers themselves.
     
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  28. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Yeah, you can mostly get away with shafting normal people but conning millions out of 'investors' you're always going to end up doing a lot of time.
     
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  29. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    I bet that there's a lot of people that have rolled his particular dice, gotten away with it and were quietly lauded for their success and audacity because they delivered and made money for everyone.
    His biggest sin isn't lying, it's failing to turn lies into profit by being a piss poor events manager.
     
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  30. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    you'd have gone as well, if it was here :facepalm:
     

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