You remember ‘Fyre Festival’, right? It was supposed to be a luxury music festival created by rapper Ja Rule and entrepreneur Billy McFarland, but turned out to be an absolute nightmare. Tickets started at $4,000 for the Bahamas music festival and was supposedly going to feature private beaches and performances from Blink-182, Major Lazer, Migos, Lil Yachty and more.
Instead attendees showed up to find a bunch of crappy tents, an almost non-existent staff, ‘gourmet’ food that was actually a slice of cheese on bread, and just overall chaos.
So Fyre Fest is a complete disaster. Mass chaos. No organization. No one knows where to go. There are no villas, just a disaster tent city. pic.twitter.com/1lSWtnk7cA
Blink-182 was one of the acts lined up to perform but pulled out shortly before the event. Matt Skiba is now saying that it was his pagan/witch energy that influenced the canceling of the show. “I had a bad feeling about that event,” Skiba told NME. “I consider myself a pagan and a witch. With every inch of my energy I wanted Fyre not to happen. I put all the electricity and energy in my body against that thing happening.” Spoooooooky.
Skiba continued, “I’ll take responsibility and everyone can blame me. Shazam. I was on my couch feeling somewhat guilty, but very relieved that I wasn’t there with people stealing from each other.”
Billy McFarland was the entrepreneur behind the event is now arrested as and charged with fraud as a result of the disaster and could face up to 20 years in prison.