The Fyre Festival was billed as a lush, extravagant music/art/entertainment festival complete with gourmet food in literal paradise.
Uploaded by Fyre Festival on 2017-01-12.
As it turns out, the over $12,000 per person experience was nothing short of a disaster.
From terrible amenities to even worse food, reports of the festival from hell have been flooding social media. Things got so bad that the Fyre Festival’s official Twitter released the following statement:
“Due to unforeseen and extenuating circumstances, Fyre Festival has been fully postponed. After assessing the situation this morning and looking at the best options for our guests, we cannot move forward as we hoped we could. At this time, we are working tirelessly to get flights scheduled and get all travelers home safely.”
So, how bad was the Fyre Festival? Here are nine of the most outrageous social media reactions.
@USEmbassyNassau my phone dying Please send help 2 festival grounds Its chaos,tents are on fire, people fighting for food #fyrefestival
Latest #fyrefestival news: they're still trying to get everyone to stay by offering "artist passes", when there are no artists here
Crushed it #fyrefestival
@FyreFraud Just a reminder of what "The Duo" was originally sold as
BONUS: Rapper Ja Rule apparently helped organize the Fyre Festival, but he’s currently M.I.A., which has led to the reemergence of this Dave Chappelle punchline and the lone silver lining from this entire situation.
Who ever thought this GIF would be back? What was old is new again. ? #fyrefestival https://t.co/Wr9eWVKL6L
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel. (True story.)