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Fyre Festival In Bahamas Postponed, Guests Are Angry

Travelers Today       By    Sheobi Anne Ramos

Updated: Apr 29, 2017 05:45 AM EDT

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A supposed to be Tomorrowland-like music festival set on a private island in the Bahamas turned into an absolute chaos, angering guests who went all their way and spent as much as $250,000 just to experience the Fyre Festival. Avid beach partygoers were promised a "once-in-a-lifetime experience" and the event was even hyped up by Kendall Jenner and other celebrities so no guests were happy.

The music festival is made possible through the collaboration of rapper Ja Rule and entrepreneur Billy McFarland. Due to mountains of problems they were having since day one, the organizers just postponed the event indefinitely, according to NBC News.

"Fyre Festival set out to provide a once-in-a-lifetime musical experience on the Islands of the Exumas," said the statement posted on the festival's website through Travel Pulse.

"While officials don't offer specifics, the festival has distanced itself somewhat from an egregiously inferior product from the one previously promised: 'Due to circumstances out of our control, the physical infrastructure was not in place on time and we are unable to fulfill on that vision safely and enjoyably for our guests.'"

The statement ended with, "The festival is being postponed until we can further assess if and when we are able to create the high- quality experience we envisioned." No other details including when the Festival will finally take place was mentioned.

Because of the festival's disaster, hundreds of angry netizens posted angry tweets and pictures of the failed festival. In the promotional paraphernalia, guests were promised quaint cabanas as accommodation, world-class food, a sense of unity, and two weekends' worth of fun in the island of Exumas. Instead, improperly set up "disaster relief tents" replaced the luxury cabanas, food offered were nowhere near as promised, and nobody seems to have any idea where to go.

The festival's management is now under fire because of their failure, and netizens are demanding to get their money back. Rapper Ja Rule has also expressed his deepest apologies in a statement and assured the public that it was "not his fault" and that he is heartbroken about what happened.

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