Fyre Festival - laugh long, laugh loud

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

  1. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    he definitely deserves a bit of jail time, but i'd like to see him get some kind of award as well :cool:
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  2. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

  3. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

  4. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    "Rich cunts with access to hotshot lawyers get even more money"

  5. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    It's like a fight where you want to see both sides knocked out simultaneously :D
  6. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    $2.5 million? That doesn't seem to make any sense. :confused:
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  7. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

  8. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    and repeatedly.
  9. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    Sounds like you need a dose of freedom.
  10. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Do any of the mega awards ever actually get paid out? Most times they seem to be vastly reduced to a semi sane amount on appeal.
  11. DaveCinzano


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  12. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank We kill the flame

    Given that the organisers have already been fined a shitload of money and presumably won't have got liability insurance (and if they had, their negligence would surely render it invalid anyway) it seems unlikely they're going to have a spare 2.5 million to give every individual punter in compensation. It's utterly absurd to make compensation awards like that.
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  13. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

  14. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    I.Feel. So. Sorry. For. Him.

    No. Seriously.

    Honest. Cross my heart and hope to laugh outrageously.
  15. DaveCinzano


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  16. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I looked him up.

    Saved up his “lunch money” for his retirement for decades, then punted $180k on a ludicrous venture for privileged dickheads headlined by a serial fraudster and two dozen instagram influencers.

    Me <——————————————————————————— sympathy.
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  17. DaveCinzano


    Indeed - he invested in several of McFarland's scams, presumably because he thought he was going to rake in a massive return from people even more gullible than him:
    Fyre Festival fraudster Billy McFarland sentenced to six years in prison

    If you'd built up a nest egg over twenty years that represented your entire retirement pot, would you punt it on something so sus?
  18. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    Prolly the nest egg he earned from cashing out his South Sea shares and black tulip bulbs just before they jumped the shark :thumbs:
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  19. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    I'd also wager that, after his name has made the headlines in this way, Mr Nemeth is currently f***ing *inundated* by phone calls and emails offering swift ways to recover his capital #rofl
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  20. DaveCinzano



    Nemeth currently Instagramming from a seminar about an exciting new opportunity:

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  21. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

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  22. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

  23. Reno

    Reno The In Kraut

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  24. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery Banned

    Just saw the Netflix one. Thought they might come at it the poor customers put through hell angle and miss out the hah hah rich people suckered angle but they did cover the internet ridicule.
  25. Voley

    Voley Ramoner

    Netflix have been offering me a free month quite regularly recently - this has been enough to tempt me back. Quite looking forward to this. That cheese sarnie still gets a chuckle out of me I must admit.
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  26. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Just watched it. Fuck me, that organiser has an incredibly punchable face. I’d love to see him doing jail time now.

    I’m quite happy to laugh at the twats who got scammed out of their elitist festival, but really felt for the islanders who lost way more. Especially that cafe owner who lost her savings.

    Also all that money for a shitty lineup including Blink 182 and a DJ set by Disclosure :facepalm:
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  27. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery Banned

    There'll be a crowdfund set up for her off the back of this documentary. I've a feeling she'll do ok.

    ETA: And here it is:

    Click here to support Exuma Point- Fyre Fest Fiasco organized by Maryann Rolle
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  28. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

  29. Voley

    Voley Ramoner

    That's quite a documentary. Some interesting stuff about whether the main organiser is a sociopath. Fairly strong argument for it tbf, particularly as he immediately went into selling VIP tickets to other events that didn't exist when he was on bail for this fraud.

    The bit where everyone was held at a bar being plied with tequila before going on to the site was just nuts. They still hadn't admitted the place wasn't built at that point. Insane.

    Compelling viewing mind - well worth watching.
  30. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    That was interesting, I had no idea he immediately went on to scam people again - and they fell for it :facepalm:

    It would have been interesting to hear more from the islanders.

    The fact that they nearly pulled it off was bemusing, if they hadn't set such a short build time if they hadn't chod the same weekend as the islands biggest tourist event if it hadn't rained .... Would it have worked?

    I felt very sorry for the people working on the app who were explicitly told not to get involved with the festival but ended up unemployed without benefits and out of pocket financially.

    The people I didn't feel sorry for were the attendees!

    But it could never have worked really, according to the figures in the film they or budgeted $1200 per person for food ... That's insane.

    I'm glad the caterer has been crowd funded her savings.

    Jah Rule is an arse.
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