Keep in mind Fyre Competition? The “dumpster hearth” of a luxurious weekend getaway, full of many an opulent and unachievable promise, resulted in six lawsuits, was in comparison with The Starvation Video games and Lord of the Flies, and had the web cackling.
Effectively, it is again for spherical two, in the event you can consider it.
Billy McFarland, the co-organizer of the now-ridiculed 2017 catastrophe of an occasion, introduced that tickets are on sale for Fyre Competition II, supposedly set to happen on the finish of 2024. McFarland spent 4 years behind bars on a number of counts of fraud after the competition, situated on on the Bahamian island of Nice Exuma, was deemed a rip-off, with McFarland duping traders and clients out of $26 million.
But when Netflix and Hulu’s documentaries on the extremely publicised debacle have been any indication, McFarland was all the time gearing up for the following massive rip-off social gathering.
McFarland — whose Wikipedia web page actually reads “fraudster” — was launched early from jail in 2022 and mentioned that his time “in solitary confinement” led to a contemporary set of concepts for Fyre Competition’s second go.
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“It has been absolutely the wildest journey to get right here, and it actually all began throughout a seven-month stint in solitary confinement,” he says in a YouTube video, donning a white gown and AirPods, including that he put collectively a 50-page doc to create Fyre as soon as once more.
“Guys, that is your probability to get in. That is all the things I have been working in direction of,” says McFarland. “Let’s fucking go.” (…..)
On the official web site, tickets are at present priced at $499, with different packages and “VIP Passes” coming quickly that vary from $799 to $7,999. A date is ready for Dec. 6, 2024 however is “topic to vary”. The situation for the occasion merely reads “The Caribbean”.
Every thing else concerning the occasion is simply as imprecise as the primary time round — apart from the lineup, which is at present nonexistent. It is unclear whether or not McFarland’s co-organizer, rapper Ja Rule, is concerned within the sequel.
Personally, we’ll always remember what occurred final time…