Other issues included luggage being thrown haphazardly into the night from the back of a truck, packs of wild dogs, lockers that didn't have locks, a bar without beer, fights with locals, piles of random mattresses, and the airport shutting down all flights in a panic and essentially stranding a whole mess of folks on a mudflap of an island with nothing but cheese and ennui to keep them company. It's been likened to a refugee camp. Naturally, the internet found this hilarious and the jokes have been flowing like a fine wine.
Fyre Festival was the perfect buttfuck bacchanal of comedy. It was a failed music festival whose victims seem to be privileged millennials who went on to lodge exaggerated and tone-deaf complaints. And it was organized by Ja Rule. There are so many punchlines there that you need to stop to take a breather in the middle of it.
Mankind hates "hippie" festivals as a concept. Do you remember New York's Great GoogaMooga food and music festival? It raised $75,000, which wasn't enough to cover the damage everyone at the event did to the grass, and there was a brawl over fried chicken.
Every year when Coachella rolls, there's a deluge of articles and Twitter one-liners about the kinds of people you'll see at Coachella. Same with Burning Man, Bonnaroo, SXSW, whatever. If you go to it, you probably love it, but the rest of us for some reason disdain the events and the sorts of people who attend them. It's like each one is chum for cock sharks, and we're all Quint, just surly as shit for being eaten the last time this happened.
Fyre Festival had the fact that it's a festival working against it from the start. Toss in how it was for seemingly "rich kids," and there's an instant second layer of hate. Everyone wants to be rich, but goddamn do we hate people with money. We don't want to hear the opinion of Hollywood elites. We're sick of your affluenza, and we don't want you getting tax cuts, mocking us in first class, getting special treatment, or smugly not being poor. Fuck you, money bags. And when Fyre Festival comes along to actually fuck you, it makes the rest of us feel kind of nice. It's rare that we get to see the fuckers be the fuckees.