Despite a pitch deck that promised 10,000 ticket-holders each weekend, sales were low and largely discounted. Most buyers had paid somewhere between $500 and $2,000 for their tickets, despite outlandish claims that people were purchasing ticket packages for hundreds of thousands of dollars. The target audience wasn’t elite or affluent people — it was people who wanted the lifestyle but couldn’t afford it, until Fyre Festival came along.
amateur hour would be a gross understatement.During that time, several former employees and one manager for artists slotted to play the festival confirmed, most people were having trouble getting paid, and those who were getting paid were getting money directly from McFarland. Payroll abruptly stopped in the Fyre Media office in October, according to one employee at the company.
“We started getting paid as wires from Billy’s account and one time [in January] we got paid in a wad of cash. They didn’t have any money. They kept paying the influencers and the models,” the employee said.
holy crap. This sounds phenomenal. I wonder how valuable the movie rights are.oh man, the most blistering one yet
amateur hour would be a gross understatement.
yep.it sounds like a Mark Wahlberg film.
She had a good attitude. Aside from the kinda big bucks spent(?), that looked like fun.
#15. It would be an ATOTers dream come true. All the popular guys leave and then it's just you and the ladies.
Holy crap, they are going to get the shit sued out of them for the massive cleanup costs...this guy decided to visit the disaster site
On Friday, Billy McFarland, the 25-year-old founder of the disastrous Fyre Festival, told his shell-shocked employees that their paychecks covering the past two weeks would not be coming. Nor would he be firing them, a prerequisite for unemployment benefits in most states. Instead, McFarland offered to allow his dozen-or-so employees to stay on in unpaid roles, where they could work to grow the business to a place where they might get paid again.