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    Or Blink 182 was the 12k lol!

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    The memes people are creating out of this situation are hilarious. This is one of my favorites:

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    ^I can't stop laughing about how they made the cheese sandwich the background for the flyer! LOL
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    I don't think any Cardashian should get away with their shenanigans so here's a message from the other sponsor:

    Trying to distract us? Kendall Jenner poses topless in almost $5000 boots after she was paid to plug disastrous Fyre Festival

    By Chelsea White For Dailymail.com
    PUBLISHED: 19:43, 29 April 2017 | UPDATED: 01:37, 30 April 2017


    Either this star lost her shirt in the deal or she is trying out a very racy tactic to make fans lose their focus.
    First there was the Pepsi debacle and now the Fyre festival fail, so it is no wonder Kendall Jenner is resorting to posting one of her sexiest Instagrams ever.
    The 21-year-old dared to bare on Saturday morning posting a topless snap on her social media.

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    Kinky boots: Kendall Jenner posted one of her sexiest Instagrams ever on Saturday morning




    Read more: Kendall Jenner topless in $5000 boots for Instagram snap | Daily Mail Online

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    ^Like a little girl playing dress up in mommy's boots. Those boots look stupid, and are too big for her.
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    it just shows, the kardashian /jenners will promote just about anything
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    So, I guess the big question is whether this is outright fraud or incompetent idiots getting in over their heads.

    They must have known that they couldn't deliver what they promised much sooner. The 5 star caterer quit on April 2nd, the luxury villas turned into Fema tents, there were no art installations on the island, and no bands were signed except for Blink-182. Did they not think people would complain?

    Ja Rules co-conspirator Billy McFarland has a history of promising more than he can deliver.
    He's behind a debit card called Magnises which is supposed to give access to the hottest clubs, parties, and holidays for a cost of $250 a year, except a lot of card holders have found trips cancelled at short notice, and strange withdrawls from their accounts. Sounds familiar.
    He also rented a luxury appartment supposedly for Magnises customers to party in, but the only ones ever staying there was him and his buddies.

    So, I'm thinking Ja Rule and McFarland flew to Bahamas, got drunk/high and thought how awsome if they owned their own private island to party on. Unfortunately, being a has-been rapper/ex-convict and a college dropout/con artist, they didn't exactly have the cash to buy one. So they thought we'll have a festival, and the proceeds will pay for the mortgage, not thinking so far as to how do we transport and accomodate 1,000s of people on a previously uninhabited island.

    McFarland is a prime example of the type of "entrepreneur" who thinks all you need to do is to create a #brand, hype it on social media, get investors in, and hey presto you got profit. In theory it could work, if you hire professionals, pay them, and give them enough time to get everything in order.

    Anyway, here is an interview with a twitter dude, who considers himsef an influencer, because he has a blog. He paid $2,700 for a VIP artist pass and $1,300 for his share in an 8 person luxury villa.
    http://www.billboard.com/articles/bu...eeted-disaster
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    Those boots are so nasty (and ridiculous, but mostly nasty). And the top of the boot reminds me of peeling wallpaper.

    I can't wait to find out how the Jenners/Kardsahians are victims in all this.
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    For anyone needing a quick laugh, more memes for your viewing pleasure :

























    First-hand experience with photos:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.c67cd8fdeeda

    Memes Source: IG: # Fyre Festival
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    Did anyone else notice in the stupid boot picture that Kendoll's mirror is really, really fancy and huge? I guess when you love yourself that much...probably the whole family has fancy and huge mirrors.

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    I have never heard of this until it spectacularly blew up and WaPo posted a few articles. As idunno suggested, and by his toast, Ja Rule was wasted believing this festival would make him rich. He had to have known acts/vendors weren't getting paid? I honestly hope he/they get sued

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    Those tweets and memes are fucking GOLD! PURE GOLD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by darksithbunny View Post
    Did anyone else notice in the stupid boot picture that Kendoll's mirror is really, really fancy and huge? I guess when you love yourself that much...probably the whole family has fancy and huge mirrors.

    That mirror is spectacularly tacky, just like the Kardashians
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    And here's the lawsuit.

    I hope they get taken for everything they're worth, because they're so full of crap - claiming everyone has been sent refund form (they haven't) and that everyone with tickets would be given VIP tickets to Fyre Festival 2018. Lol, even if they can get funding for a new festival, how would it work with 4,000 VIPs from 2017 on top of the 2018 VIPs. And what about those who has paid for VIP tickets in 2017, will they be extra VIPs in 2018?

    They also claimed a storm blew down the tants, and that's why they weren't ready. What did the storm turn the luxury villas into tents, and the 5 star cuisine into cheese sandwiches, and the private planes into chartered planes? McFarland is an expert in taking people's money, and not delivering as promised, then just promising some more, and delivering enough to make it seem like he's incompetent not fraudulent. They'll probably settle out of court.

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    $100 Million Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Fyre Festival Organizers


    The inevitable lawsuit has been filed against Billy McFarland and Ja Rule for their part in the disastrous Fyre Festival, an event that promised Bella Hadid and luxury catering, but only provided feral dogs and FEMA tents.

    The organizers of Fyre Festival had reportedly been warned over and over that there’s was no way in hell that an event of the size they were planning would be ready in time for their scheduled date, a warning that proved all too true. In case you’ve somehow missed the rough outline of what happened, attendees arrived to find unassembled tents instead of cabanas, and little in the way of food, water or even toilets. It also seemed like most acts cancelled before they even attempted to fly to the Bahamas, so there was certainly no music. Ja Rule tweeted on Sunday that at the very least, everyone who made the trip was now safe:
    On the down side for those safe guests, Stereogum reports that the event’s Twitter account (which only became active after disaster struck) is indicating that people who want their money back will need to apply for a refund:
    And according to The Wrap, lawyer Mark Geragos—who has represented people like Winona Ryder and Christ Brown—is doing one better and filing a lawsuit, representing a man named Daniel Jung who paid $2,000 for a ticket and airfare to the Bahamas:
    The lawsuit covers all plaintiffs in the same situation as Jung, and alleges that some paid up to $100,000. It seeks damages “in excess of $100,000,000.00.”
    The suit makes reference to the now infamous viral photo of a cheese sandwich and salad (no dressing) offered to one festival goer, and the more damning news that certain celebrities and Fyre staff members were warned to stay away in advance of the event:
    Most distressingly, the suit alleges that Rule and McFarland began “personally reaching out to performers and celebrities in advance of the festival and warned them not to attend—acknowledging the fact that the festival was outrageously underequipped and potentially dangerous for anyone in attendance.”
    Both Ja Rule and Billy McFarland have apologized in epic non-apology style, the former declaring the horror show NOT his FAULT, the latter blaming it on a “bad storm.” But per a column in a local Bahamas paper, Tribune 242, it is clear that the nightmare of inadequate preparation and inexperience was just one aspect of the arrogance displayed by McFarland and other organizers. Fyre Fest was apparently told ahead of time that they were planning their event for the same time as the George Town regatta, a time-honored tradition in the area:
    The end result is that, for the vast majority of Exumians, the festival appeared as if it was attempting to usurp our beloved George Town Regatta by directly competing for the visiting tourists and locals with scantily-clad, wannabe models, NFL stars and recording acts.
    Let’s put this into perspective ... Imagine for a minute if thousands of Bahamians in Junkanoo costumes with cowbells, goatskin drums, Bacardi, Heneiken, Kalik and Sands Beer in tow, descended upon Palm Springs demanding all hotel rooms, guest houses, taxi, buses and RV parks - which had already been previously booked in advance - and informing the Mayor that we ain’t checking for Coachella this year, we “Jammin’ island style” and everyone can roll out?
    That actually sounds like a great party.
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    FYRE FESTIVAL Sandwich Pic Was the Real Scam GUESTS HAD REAL FOOD
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    5/1/2017 11:10 AM PDT

    The Fyre Festival's now notorious sandwich photo was the staff lunch and guests actually got awesome food ... so claim sources connected to festival organizers.
    We're told guests were served chicken, pasta, burgers and fries and salad ... not just a gnarly cheese sandwich. As for breakfast ... donuts, waffles and coffee.



    People who attended the festival tell us quite a few people were actually staying in villas near the campsite ... the tents were low-end accommodations. And, we're told, the people who rented villas had access to speedboats.
    We're also told Billy McFarland vows to return everyone's money, and he's "devastated."
    We haven't gotten any word that anyone has received a refund ... so far.
    As we reported ... there's a $100 million lawsuit against McFarland and Ja Rule, claiming they committed fraud and lied about the festival from the get-go.

    Fyre Festival Sandwich Photo Was Staff Lunch, Guests Had Real Food | TMZ.com
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