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Fyre Festival, the Coachella for the Super Rich, Ends in Disaster

The inaugural Bahamas blowout for moneyed millennials blows up.

What ticket holders thought would be a weekend in paradise turned into a nightmare when a super exclusive music festival in the Bahamas became a disorganized mess, stranding attendees who in some cases paid tens of thousands of dollars.

Hyped by glossy ads featuring such supermodels as Kendall Jenner and Emily Ratajkowski, the Fyre Festival promised “the culture experience of the decade” in a tropical wonderland of yachts, villas, and gourmet cuisine. Ticket prices went into five figures for special VIP treatment, though general admission packages were available starting at $1,200.