While Fyre Festival — an extravagant music festival in the Bahamas with tickets costing up to $12,000 — has become a nightmare for most attendees, some partygoers have decided to rage on.
The festival, which was advertised as a three-day party, was organized by Ja Rule and tech entrepreneur Billy McFarland‘s Fyre Media. Tickets for the weekend cost between $450 and $12,000. So far, the event, which was supposed to take place over two weekends — April 28-30 and May 5-7 — has been described as a “complete disaster,” with half-built tents, canceled musical acts, and guests stranded at airports.
Fyre Festival and Ja Rule have apologized and said that they are working to get everyone off the island safely.
However, some party goers don’t seem to want to leave. At least some of the people who bought tickets have posted photos of themselves on Instagram as they continue to lounge on the beach, drink, and snuggle with the island’s famous swimming pigs.
“FYRE FESTIVAL ON, get here now if you can,” wrote one Instagram user.
“Stranded at #fyrefestival. Send help.” another wrote, ending the caption with a smiley face.
According to one attendee, happiness is all about making the most of your circumstances — and listening to local construction workers.
“A construction worker stood on a stool in front of 750 drunk revelers yesterday and gave an impassioned speech. He ended with: “One day, you will be able to say… I was at the first Fyre Festival!” Everyone cheered. He was right,” jackgashi wrote on Instagram.