No matter what, people are always going to be very very interested to learn more exciting tidbits about what the fuck went wrong at the Fyre Festival. It’s like crack. In twenty years there will still be untold stories about how the wonderful, innocent project of an island party for rich Instagram models backed by Ja Rule went so, so wrong.
Yet, speaking on May 2 with unnerved employees at his TriBeCa office — with its $30,000 sound system and frequent fashion-model visitors — Mr. McFarland deflected blame and vowed that Fyre would survive to mount another festival next year. The coverage had been “sensationalised,” he insisted, according to a recording obtained by The New York Times. (Fyre has attributed its cancellation to a combination of factors, including the weather.)
McFarland, for the record, looks like this: