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bars

Of Course There’s a Fyre Festival Pop-Up Bar Now

For two weeks in May, a Chicago bar promises palm trees, tents, and “gourmet cheese sandwiches.”
Bettina Makalintal
4.5.19
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Ja Rule Is Planning a New Music Festival That Is Definitely Not a Scam

Oh Ja Rule, what are we gonna do with you?
Taylor Hosking
2.15.19
coffee

The 'Fyre Festival of French Press' Crowdfunded $3 Million But Never Delivered

After three fully funded campaigns, Rite Press says it's running out of money and just needs a little more.
Bettina Makalintal
2.14.19
ADVERTISING

The guys from Fuck Jerry are using stolen memes and pics to shill their "lol" tequila

The marketers behind the Fyre Festival have their own booze startup and are using the same sketchy tactics to promote it.
Alex Lubben
2.14.19
Food

Pizza Chain Introduces $25 'Festival Pyzza' Slice That Is Intentionally as Shitty as Fyre Fest

Hopefully you won't have to suck dick to get some Evian to wash it down.
Jelisa Castrodale
2.1.19
Listen

Straight Fyre for Two Hours, But With Mechs

What could possibly go wrong?
Rob Zacny
2.1.19
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Ten Lessons We Took Away from Netflix's Fyre Festival Documentary

A lot of this is about the mouthwash scene.
VICE Staff
1.22.19
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“They really hurt me:” Bahamian restaurant owner screwed over by Fyre Festival gets a huge GoFundMe

So far $160,000 have poured into Maryann Rolle's coffers through GoFundMe.
Emma Ockerman
1.22.19
Film

Behind the Scenes of Netflix's New Fyre Festival Documentary

"The thing that the founder, Billy, wanted more than anything—in my opinion—was to be in the middle of it all. He wanted to be 'the guy.'"
Niloufar Haidari
1.17.19
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BREAKING: Fyre Festival scammer Billy McFarland sentenced to 6 years in prison

"The remorse I feel is crushing," McFarland told the judge at his sentencing.
Gabrielle Bluestone
10.11.18
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Fyre Festival fraudster Billy McFarland said he scammed everyone because he’s bipolar. Prosecutors say he's a liar.

A desperate play for leniency before a judge sentences him to as much as 20 years in prison.
Gabrielle Bluestone
10.4.18
fyre festival

Two Fyre Festival attendees just won $5 million for their trauma

A North Carolina judge awarded the judgement against promoter Billy McFarland, including millions in punitive damages.
Gabrielle Bluestone
7.1.18
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