The Fyre Festival in the Bahamas promised top models like Kendall Jenner and Emily Ratajkowski, and concerts from “Bad and Boujie” rappers Migos and Blink-182. But advertising can be deceiving, and in this case, attendees hoping for a little Coachella in the Caribbean ended up in leftover UN tents eating cheese sandwiches — and in some cases, trapped at the airport when trying to leave. All that for prices that reached upwards of $12,000.
The planned two-weekend party — canceled before its first weekend even got underway — was so bad that rapper Ja Rule, who was one of the festival’s organizers along with entrepreneur Billy McFarland, said he was “heartbroken” by the turn of events on Twitter and pledged to make things right with full refunds.
But instead of traveling to the luxury beach music festival that wasn’t in the first place, attendees could have saved that $12,000 – or at least spent it on something a lot more fun. Here are a few things Fyre Festivalgoers could have done or purchased with their $12,000 instead:
- 1 one-hour flight on a Dassault Falcon 5X, according to jet broker PrivateFly
- 2 roundtrips from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in a 50-person party bus
- 13 VIP Passes to Coachella
- 48 nights at the Atlantis Royal Towers resort in the Bahamas’ Paradise Island, per Expedia
- 1,623 copies of Ja Rule‘s debut album, “Venni, Vetti, Vecci,” on Amazon.