5 More Luxurious Ways Fyre Festival Attendees Could Have Spent Their $12,000

A promised luxury music festival in the Bahamas turned into something resembling “The Hunger Games”

Last Updated: April 28, 2017 @ 5:38 PM

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: