As we get further away from the absolute mess that was Ja Rule’s Fyre Festival, more and more details are emerging about how and why it went so poorly. While we all had a good laugh at the idea of stranded rich kids, it’s important to remember how chaotic things were on the ground as $100 million lawsuits start to drop. Luckily, vlogger Austin Mills was one of the attendees and he shot his entire experience with the fest — from airport delays to the apparent moment that organizers told attendees to barge into whatever tents they could find if they wanted to sleep.
We could likely fill a book — or at least several depositions — with everything that went wrong at the Ja Rule-led failure fest (that’s totally not his fault, you guys). But if you’re looking for the Cliff’s Notes, Mills’ video is a good resource.
According to Variety, Ja Rule and the organizers have been hit with a $100 million class-action lawsuit. In the suit, lawyer Mark Geragos accuses the fest of fraud, breach of contract, breach of covenant of good faith and negligent misrepresentation. Geragos claims that the panic that the lack of planning caused endangered the well-being of attendees.
“[Fyre Festival’s] lack of adequate food, water, shelter, and medical care created a dangerous and panicked situation among attendees — suddenly finding themselves stranded on a remote island without basic provisions — that was closer to ‘The Hunger Games’ or ‘Lord of the Flies’ than Coachella,” he wrote.
We can’t wait for 50 Cent to file that amicus brief.