Netflix and Hulu’s respective Fyre Festival documentaries have been watched by millions across the world.
Most people might know about Fyre Festival because of a tweet of a pretty awful looking cheese sandwich that went viral. But as these documentaries reveal, the mess of Fyre Festival – a festival which was planned for the Bahamas in 2017, was far more disturbing and complex.
The 2017 event promised to be an exclusive party full of Instagram influencers, models, luxury food and music from big stars. But festival goers turned up to find the site was unfinished, with soaking wet tents in a site which was likened to a “refugee camp”.
During the Netflix’s film, Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, Bahamian restaurant worker Maryann Rolle said that she lost $50,000 of her life savings. Maryann described that her team worked tirelessly to prepare 1,000 meals per day for festival staff. She was never paid after the festival collapsed and therefore had to pay her workers from her savings.
The only thing I care about after watching the #FyreFestival documentary is the Bahamian locals who were overworked… https://t.co/H8JjFtm91D