Tag: Fyre Festival

Gaming Has Its Own Fyre Festival After A Disastrous ‘Fortnite’ Festival

Getty Image The notorious Fyre Festival has captured the internet’s imagination multiple times since its flame-out two years back. The initial fascination with seeing a luxury music festival implode on the launchpad was just the first time Ja Rule and Co’s grifting captivated social media. It has since sparked a […]

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Fyre Festival Was a Huge Scam. Is Netflix’s Fyre Documentary a Scam, Too?

When two movies come out on thesame topic, it’s a banner day for cultural criticism. The “twin film”phenomenon—such as the recent Hollywoodtreatments of the opioid crisis, Ben Is Back and Beautiful Boy—suggeststhat a certain theme is resonating deeply with the public. It has a longhistory: Oscar Wilde versus The Trials of […]

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The Duelling Fyre Festival Documentaries Are Best Experienced Together, Like Wine And Fine Cuisine

Netflix   As you’ve no doubt heard by now, two competing documentaries about the Fyre Festival hit their respective streaming services this past week. Can you believe it hasn’t even been two years since the Fyre Festival? The Fyre Festival was the Kennedy assassination of the social media age and […]

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Fyre Festival Co-Founder Ja Rule Swears He’s Not a Scam Artist, Even Though He Co-Founded a Scam with a Convicted Scam Artist

Ja Rule wants you to know that only one person in this picture is a scam artist. He swears. Screenshot: Netflix In the past week, not one but two documentaries surfaced chronicling the rise and fall of one of the greatest scams of all time—2017’s ill-fated Fyre Festival. In which […]

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The Fyre Festival Is A Reminder That You Should Curate Your Own Life

Uproxx This article was published in 2017 and is being republished with the release of two Fyre Festival documentaries (Netflix & Hulu). Its themes are still relevant. No event in history will ever be easier to laugh at than Fyre Fest in the Bahamas. It’s one big schadenfreude dream: Social […]

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Watch this trailer for the new Fyre Festival documentary!

The Fyre Festival documentary premieres on Netflix on January 18 and I can’t wait. If you remember the Fyre Festival, you definitely weren’t there… because, y’know, it didn’t happen. And I’m glad, because if it did, we wouldn’t have this fantastically ridiculous story. From NetFlix: Created by Billy McFarland and […]

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The Fyre Fest guy is still out here conning people

Just when you thought it was safe, the epic millennial influencer debacle known as Fyre Festival is back in the news for, surprise, fraud. Billy McFarland, the low-rent scam artist responsible for the festival disaster heard ’round the internet, is back in trouble for conning people again. This time, McFarland is charged with selling fake […]

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Fyre Festival Organizer Sold Fake Tickets While Out on Bail, U.S. Says

The disgraced organizer of the Fyre Festival, who was charged last year with wire fraud in connection to the failed event, ran a fraudulent ticket-selling scam for several months while he was out on bail and now faces new charges, federal prosecutors said on Tuesday. The announcement came about two months after the organizer, Billy […]

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