Fyre Festival

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    Until last week, I had never heard of the Fyre Festival. For the unkool kids like myself, Fyre Festival was supposed to be some epic music festival in the Bahamas where rich white people would rub shoulders w A-list musicians, super models, and all of the white, kool kids from IG. The only problem was that millions of dollars later, none of this happened.

    Netflix and Hulu both recently released docs about the festival and it's creator, Billy McFarland. He's a young white kid w aggressive delusions of grandeur who'd try to sell water to a river. Unfortunately, society's obsessions with exclusivity, fomo, and social media perception > reality have allowed him to be successful at bullshiting bullshitters.

    Have any of you guys watched Netflix's 'Fyre' or Hulu's 'Fyre Fraud'? Thoughts?
     
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    So yall just gon ignore my thread??...

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    I haven't seen the docs. I heard about the disaster the weekend of.

    I'll eventually watch them.

    I remember it was a complete cluster.
     
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    The Big Picture Podcast on The Ringer podcast network has an interesting review of both docs.
     
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    Never heard of either, but I'll check them out. One surface level difference was that Netflix focused more on the festival and it's indirect victims, Hulu did a good job of covering the festival catastrophe while also giving some background on McFarland and how he got into a position where he was capable of fvcking up so royally.
     
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    Watched both documentaries and in short, a black man would have never gotten away with this. Every last one of the Billy’s employees knew this shit wasn’t going to work and some not even getting paid but they sat complicit. He looked and sound the part but had nothing credible to back him up. As for JaRule, I don’t think he needs to be in jail. I feel like ja fell for this scam too in all honesty. Basically he was just a figure head/hype man of the festival with no money backing it. He wanted to look like some sort of boss like the rest of the old hip hop heads and went about it the wrong way. The real MVP goes out to Andy King for going above and beyond for this failure. Dude was going to suck dick for water lol!!!
     
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    Lol wasn’t ignoring it’s just when I see shit like that this go down I always think of it from a business or legal perspective and move on. Some things just scream “trap” from get-go to those who think past stage one (like Bernard Madoff’s pre-indictment rates of return or pre-2008 Ninja mortgages), don’t know why this warranted a whole documentary...

    And yes @Austin MD put it succinctly. It never ceases to amaze me the shit that white men get away with, from Trump being the Caligula of US Presidents to small potatoes like this. White privilege is a force that runs deep in all kinds. I always think of that old Richard Pryor routine about “Super Nigga” (“powered with x-ray vision to see through everything except white folks”).
     
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    I agree w everything you said, except the Andy King part. I was actually soooo pissed by the resident gay being the one forced to do some ho shyt. Fuk that! Make Billy get on his knees and suck every fukn Bahamian dik he owed money to!
     
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    some friends were telling me about the docu on Netflix! I will check it out and report back
     
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    I'm mad more ppl care about ratchet ass Brenda Johnson than my actual thread. Smh
     
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    I watched it and believe the judicial verdict against Billy McFarland was just.

    He wasn't in charge of a hedge fund, union pension plan, nor diversified investments.

    If you had thousands of dollars to spare on a festivals with the headlining act of Blink-182; you should have proceeded with major caution lest ye enjoy buyer's remorse.

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