Billy McFarland and Ja Rule might have just put on the worst music festival in world history this past weekend, and the millenials who spent a ton of money to get stuck in the Bahamas are rightfully making sure the festival “organizers” feel the burn. This Sunday, celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos filed a class-action suit with an anticipated 150 people, against the business duo on behalf of Daniel Jung. The plantiff is seeking “$5 million in damages for alleged fraud, breach of contract, breach of covenant of good faith, and negligent misrepresentation.”
According to the lawsuit, “The 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,”
The first day of the almost festival unfolded on social media as the hashtag #fyrefestival went around the Twitter and Instagram sphere. Reports claimed that once the concert goers arrived at the site, they were welcomed with FEMA emergency tents, food that would look sad even in a jail setting, feral dogs, and zero running water.
Both of the men responsible issued their own version of what they called an apology, with Ja Rule saying “I’m heartbroken at this moment, my partners and I wanted this to be an amazing event, it was NOT A SCAM as everyone is reporting. I don’t know how everything went so left but I’m working to make it right by making sure everyone is refunded … I truly apologize as this is NOT MY FAULT … but I’m taking responsibility. I’m deeply sorry to everyone who was inconvenienced by this.”
McFarland claims that 81% of those who filled out the refund applicaiton said they want attend the Fyre Festival next year in 2018. In a statement, he added “We are so thankful for their support and excitement as we strive to make this right.” The festival is supposedly still on for next year, and will be taking place in the United States.