Fyre Festival's Failure Was Only the Tip of the Iceberg: Inside Billy McFarland's Greatest Party That Never Was

E! Online | 1/19/2019 | Staff
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And then the inevitable happened. After a night of monsoon-like rain the night before that undid nearly all of the work that had been accomplished and Blink-182 became the first act to pull out of the festival, the first round of attendees began to arrive. Some were shuttled to an off-site location, the Exuma Point Restaurant (which only had 25 minutes to prepare for them), where they were held for six hours, getting quite drunk. "Quite frankly, it was probably the best part of the entire experience," Purzycki, who'd only just arrived himself, said. The later arrivals were taken directly to the site, where they discovered that they'd been truly duped. The gravel pits had been filled in with sand, there was no direct access to a beach, no food, no water, no electricity, and the luxury tents were, in actuality, leftover disaster relief tents from Hurricane Matthew—and there weren't nearly enough of them. But there was plenty of booze, stacked in pallets next to kiosks marked "Bar."

Despite attempts to check everyone in in an organized...
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