The INSIDER Summary:
- April’s Fyre Festival was a disaster for everyone involved.
- People are selling merchandise from it on eBay.
- You can buy “a piece of history” to commemorate the disaster.
The leftover coals from the chaotic, doomed Fyre Festival are still being swept away.
In April, thousands of people flew to an island in the Bahamas expecting luxury accommodations, gourmet food, and good music. Instead, they say they had shoddy tends, plain bread with a slice of cheese, no musical acts, and a difficult time getting off the island.
The festival and its organizers are now at the center of a $100 million lawsuit that alleges it was like “Lord of the Flies,” as well as a separate FBI investigation. It’s become a symbol of excess, mismanagement, and hubris.
Now, some of those festival-goers are trying to make some good out of their experience. As Jezebel pointed out, some of them are selling their Fyre Festival merchandise.
This yellow Fyre Festival hoodie, for example, sold for $300, plus $6.65 in shipping. “Want a piece of the history?” the description reads. “This hoody is awesome. It was part of the official merchandise store at Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, and the greatest festival disaster in the history of music festivals. These also [fit] loose so although it’s a large it’s still very roomie.”
Bidding on this “Authentic Fyre Festival Dad Hat” has already passed $55. “Experience a piece of the FYRE Festival magic: cheese sandwiches, Hunger Games, no security, no escape,” the description reads.
Need a battery pack for your phone? This one is both iPhone and Android compatible. It was “going to be given to guests,” but now it can be yours.
This weekend artist pass — already used and useless — sold for $71.
Hurry up and bid before everything is gone!
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