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Author Topic: What? No threads on the Fyre Festival disaster?  (Read 9040 times)

Randy Pence

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Re: What? No threads on the Fyre Festival disaster?
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2017, 05:06:30 am »

We had a version of this a few years ago called the Secrets Festival.  Not as much at stake, but the same kind of idiocy for people with too much money.  As long as nobody gets hurt and artists and vendors dont get ripped off,  I welcome the comedy gold
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Re: What? No threads on the Fyre Festival disaster?
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2017, 08:39:52 am »

I don't think any of the people at the top had a clue as to what it took to put together an event like this.  What we have is the result of collective delusions regarding time line, budget, logistics and financing. I'm not sure anyone at the top of this organization is intellectually capable of pulling off a deliberate fraud.
Agreed.

Doing this type of event is NOT for the inexperienced.

On the surface, it is simple-hire some talent-hire a PA and charge a lot of money and we will get rich.

UH-not so easy, when you start to consider ALL of the various pieces that MUST be in place.
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Re: What? No threads on the Fyre Festival disaster?
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2017, 09:15:14 am »

Agreed.

Doing this type of event is NOT for the inexperienced.

On the surface, it is simple-hire some talent-hire a PA and charge a lot of money and we will get rich.

UH-not so easy, when you start to consider ALL of the various pieces that MUST be in place.


Not to mention the added complexity of doing it on a desert island! I mean thats an order of magnitude over doing it in the CONUS.
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Re: What? No threads on the Fyre Festival disaster?
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2017, 01:21:09 pm »

To quote someone in a different arena (pardon the pun), "Who KNEW it could be this difficult?"
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Re: What? No threads on the Fyre Festival disaster?
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2017, 10:01:18 pm »

The thing that gets me was the organizer warned the VIPs and models not to come, yet said nothing to the paying crowd.
Mens rea or not, that just isn't right.

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Re: What? No threads on the Fyre Festival disaster?
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2017, 07:25:45 am »

I'll tell you from experience, it takes a good amount of time and effort to get production rocking on the Bahamas, even on a small scale. Doesn't sound like these guys were ready for that. Add to that the other festival tying up limited production on the island. This all would have had to been ferried from Miami and ready weeks before.

I think most of us working in the rock and hip hop worlds have had that "promoter" call us 5 days before a major event "needing everything" and then jerking you around about paying even though the show's a few days away. I read that deposits weren't paid to bands and production, etc.
I imagine the Fyre folks started making those desperate calls 5 days before, except there is nearly no amount of money that can get that done fast.


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« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2017, 10:57:20 am »

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Re: What? No threads on the Fyre Festival disaster?
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2017, 11:33:50 am »

Apparently the organisers are being sued for $100 million for fraud.

http://ibankcoin.com/zeropointnow/2017/05/01/ja-rule-and-fyre-festival-slapped-with-100-million-lawsuit-for-multiple-counts-of-fraud/

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Re: What? No threads on the Fyre Festival disaster?
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2017, 04:43:34 pm »

This month's generic insult: "You are the Frye Festival of <insert field of work>!"
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Re: What? No threads on the Fyre Festival disaster?
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2017, 06:10:30 pm »

Apparently the organisers are being sued for $100 million for fraud.

http://ibankcoin.com/zeropointnow/2017/05/01/ja-rule-and-fyre-festival-slapped-with-100-million-lawsuit-for-multiple-counts-of-fraud/

Cheers,
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Yep, piss off a bunch of rich brats who's daddies are senior partners in Park Ave law firms.   ::)
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