Got a little spending money lying around? The island where the infamous Fyre Festival took place is officially up for sale, so you could be the “proud” owner of a location that will live in Internet infamy. Interested? The island, Saddleback Cay, is being sold for a mere $11.8 million, according to Forbes. And it could all be yours. (Supermodels and festival acts not included, of course).
The video announcement for the festival included an aerial shot of Saddleback Cay, and to be fair, it does seem like a beautiful piece of property. But is anyone going to pony up for the location after the failed festival? Perhaps if they dropped the price down to just $10 million instead?
In case you somehow missed it, Fyre Festival was the brainchild of a man named Billy McFarland, who got a little help from Ja Rule in order to promote and produce the event. In 2017, Instagram influencers and stars advertised the elite new music festival that promised to be on a tropical island filled with luxury villas featuring yachts docked at the beach. Ticket packages cost up to $250,000. (In all fairness, some of the people who could afford those tickets could probably also afford the island.)
However, when the festival attendees showed up, all they found were disaster relief tents, cheese sandwiches, and none of the promised celebrities. The likes of Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid helped promote the event but stayed quiet when the whole thing epically fell apart. In the end, it basically went down as one of the biggest possible scams in festival history.
The island in question is one of 365 islands located in the Bahamas chain known as the Exumas. It spans 35 acres and has a protected bay and 7 beaches. Again, it sounds good in theory. But will it forever be associated with that guy who was asked by McFarland to perform oral sex on the Bahamian head of customs so trucks of bottled water bottles would be allowed onto the site? Hey, a good rebranding can do wonders.
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