By now, you’ve heard about the disaster that Fyre Festival turned out to be. You’ve probably seen the photos and a few clips, but vlogger Austin Mills offers a real look at what the chaotic experience was like.
Fyre Festival was touted as a luxury experience, with tickets costing as much as $12,000 USD for the weekend. But when guests arrived, they were greeted with FEMA-style tents, a lack of water and food, trash everywhere and feral dogs.
On his Youtube channel, Mills documented his entire experience, including his flight there,, the laughable transportation to the location (an old yellow school bus), the festival grounds itself, trying to retrieve his bags, and finally, attempting to leave and being stuck in the local airport for hours.
“This is insane. After having the flight delayed three hours—screeching hot plane … Finally landed, then got on a hot magic school bus. It took us another 30 minutes to get here, and then they tried to get us to stay on the school bus. We had people, like, crying on our bus,” he says in the video.
While Fyre Festival organizers said they’ve given refunds and a free ticket to next year’s event (seriously guys?), they are being sued for $100 million. Court docs name biz partners Ja Rule and Billy McFarland, as well as Fyre Media, calling the event “nothing more than a get-rich-quick scam from the very beginning.”