This is the story of how a festival run by Ja Rule turned the Bahamas into a disaster zone

Twitter screengrab

By now you may have heard that Fyre Festival, a new music and culture event in the Bahamas, has turned into the most catastrophic omnishambles.

Organised by Ja Rule and billed to feature the likes of Blink 182 and Skepta, guests were promised boundless luxury, food, drink and glamour for their $4,000-$12,000 price tag tickets.

What they got instead were disaster relief tents, electricity blackouts and, in the words of one Instagram user, "Rich Kids of Instagram meets Lord of the Flies".

#FyreFestival is blowing up on Twitter as people revel in delicious Schadenfreude.

However, the chaos narrated live through the eyes of an everyman, our hero of the tale, Dylan, tells a different story....

He begins with the seemingly innocuous:

Then, Dylan continues...

So by now, you're expecting a standard Twitter complaint thread, right?


Now the drama seems to begin dying down...

But then everything took a turn for the terrifying...

Now, we admit that we've been scrolling the #FyreFestival Twitter feed all day with the rest of you, enjoying the jokes and memes...

But actually, Dylan has some words for the Twitter trolls, that might make you think twice...

A lot of these people saved their money for a fun experience. What they got was a nightmare, a waste of their allotted holiday days from work and a major headache.

You wouldn't want to wish that on anyone.

Keep reading...Show less
Please log in or register to upvote this article
The Conversation (0)