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Fyre Festival Event Epically Fails to Deliver on Its Promises

By    |   Friday, 28 Apr 2017 01:57 PM

The Fyre Festival promised attendees two weekends in the "best in music, cuisine, innovation, and hospitality," but the Bahamas event was postponed after visitors arrived to a location that was unprepared for what was advertised.

"Two unforgettable weekends of mystery and music, Fyre Festival is for those with uncompromising taste and a burning desire for adventure," said a statement on the festival's Facebook page. "Set against the surreal island backdrop of the Exumas where ordinary rules don't apply, Fyre ignites the best in music, cuisine, innovation, and hospitality."

According to The Washington Post, however, guests who arrived to the island Thursday found a "chaotic" scene with few festival staffers on site, sleeping tents that were still in boxes, and at least one band, Blink-182, pulling out at the last moment.

BBC News reported festival attendees paid up to $12,000 for the events that were scheduled to last over two weekends starting Friday. Festival-goers, though, started describing the location as a "complete disaster," noted the BBC.

"Due to circumstances out of our control, the physical infrastructure was not in place on time and we are unable to fulfill on that vision safely and enjoyably for our guests," said a statement on the Fyre Festival website Friday.

"At this time, we are working tirelessly to get flights scheduled and get everyone off of Great Exuma and home safely as quickly as we can. ... The festival is being postponed until we can further assess if and when we are able to create the high-quality experience we envisioned.

"We ask for everyone's patience and cooperation during this difficult time as we work as quickly and safely as we can to remedy this unforeseeable situation," the statement continued.

It's a far cry from the event model Kendall Jenner promoted and entertainer Ja Rule envisioned as one of the organizers, noted the Post.

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism issued an apology Friday on Twitter to upset visitors.

The bad news about the festival already spread like wildfire on social media.

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The Fyre Festival promised attendees two weekends in the "best in music, cuisine, innovation, and hospitality," but the Bahamas event was postponed after visitors arrived to a location that was unprepared for what was advertised.
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