And then, the formal apology from Fyre Media came. And it went something like this:
“We thought we were ready, but then everyone arrived.”
That’s a direct quote.
Now, Netflix has finally dropped the first trailer for the highly-anticipated documentary, FYRE.
The documentary will feature exclusive footage and interviews with the festival's founders.
The doco will show first-hand what it was like arriving on the island - from emergency camping tents, dishevelled food and lots of tears.
A second trailer has since been released and it depicts the disaster that was the construction of the festival, together with the mayhem that ensued on the day of the event.
McFarland was sentenced to six years in jail for fraud after a US judge called him “a fraudster and not merely a misguided youngster” and didn’t buy his plea of mental illness.
“While my intention and effort was directed to organising a legitimate festival, I grossly underestimated the resources that would be necessary to hold an event of this magnitude,” he said during his trial. “In an attempt to raise what I thought were needed funds, I lied to investors about various aspects of Fyre Media and my personal finances.”
Fyre drops on Netflix on January 18th.