Tuesday, May 2, 2017

A Disastrous 'Fyre Festival'

Fyre Festival
This past weekend was supposed to be the glittering launch of Fyre Festival, a boutique, luxury music festival backed by A-list models including Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski. The reality on the ground, however, is different.

The event in Exumas, Bahamas, with packages costing up to US$ 80,000, has descended into chaos, with half-built tents, piles of garbage and unopened boxes littering the site, and feral dogs wandering around, MailOnline reported.

Photos taken by attendees and posted on social media show what look like disaster relief tents being used in place of the advertised "modern, eco-friendly, geodesic domes," lockers without padlocks, and food that most people wouldn't accept from a roadside cafe.

The festival was tipped as a "cultural moment created from an alchemic blend of music, art, and food" and was meant to run for two weekends starting from today. Its website shows models including Emily Ratajkowski, Bella Hadid, Alessandra Ambrosio, Hailey Baldwin, and Joan Smalls frolicking on the beach and enjoying themselves.

Tickets were priced at US$ 400 for a day pass to over US$ 12,750 for a VIP package that included four festival passes, flights from Miami and accommodation in a "rustic tent" overlooking the ocean.

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