First, a brief history. Billy McFarland was always a con man—it really just took the Fyre Festival to expose it. Before then, he developed a credit card company called Magnises, which promised discounts and exclusive access that it rarely provided. He was working on a project that actually might have worked called Fyre, which would alleviate some of the issues with booking high-end talent. Want Ja Rule to play your event? You don’t have to dig for contacts, you just go to Fyre and get a quote. While developing Fyre, McFarland got it in his head that he wanted to throw a massive party on an island in the Bahamas that was once owned by Pablo Escobar. Before even a minute of planning the actual event was undertaken, McFarland and his mates went down to the Caribbean and shot a promo video, complete with supermodels like Emily Ratajkowski and Bella Hadid cavorting in the sand in their bikinis. Come to Fyre Festival and party with supermodels on yachts while you listen to major DJs and other artists! The buzz became deafening when McFarland and his team convinced major influencers to tweet just an orange block, promising them villas at the actual event…which no one really had done any planning for at all. It’s tempting to say that things went “predictably wrong” but they went wrong in unpredictable ways too.Fyre 2019 Movie Download.
“Fyre” is a document of a disaster, speaking to a number of the key players behind the scenes, although never McFarland himself (he is a part of “Fyre Fraud,” and this great piece by Scott Tobias details the controversy there). Instead we get a view of the naked emperor from his many, many servants and it’s incredibly damning to say the least. As people around him scrambled to put together a music festival that could never really happen in a matter of months, McFarland’s blind refusal to admit that it was going to be a disaster just amplified the inevitable pain.