How Fyre Festival Almost Ruined My Life – Twice

We went to the Bahamas to catch up with Maryann Rolle, the caterer who lost most of her life savings trying to feed attendees of the disastrous event.

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15 May 2019, 11:30am

Maryann Rolle lost $50,000 of her savings catering for the disastrous luxury Fyre Festival, before the whole thing ended in chaos, leaving her and hundreds of others on the Bahamian island of Great Exuma unpaid.

Millions witnessed her plight on a VICE Studios-produced Netflix documentary about the fiasco – Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened – and, before long, a crowdfunding page had been set up in her name. The total figure on that GoFundMe now stands at just over $230,000.

Recently, VICE went to the Bahamas to discover what Maryann's going to do with the money, and how she almost got scammed again.