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30th Apr '17 8:05:40 PM dmcreif
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** The Fyre Festival opened its doors on Friday, April 28, and everything went to hell. Guests arrived to discover that their "luxury cabanas" were in fact disaster relief tents, half of which had been destroyed by bad weather the night before, that their "gourmet catering" amounted to cheese sandwiches and dry salads served in styrofoam containers, and the the headlining act blink-182, followed by ''every other musician they had scheduled to perform'', was pulling out over lack of payment and substandard production conditions. Almost immediately, the Fyre Festival went viral in the worst possible way, with many guests comparing it to ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' or ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies'' and refugee camps, while the thought of rich yuppies getting screwed over provoked schadenfreude from all over the internet. The government of the Bahamas had to cancel all flights to the island, with the Ministry of Tourism apologizing to everybody who had come for the festival. Canceling flights wound up having the side effect of leaving thousands of people literally stranded without food or shelter, necessitating chartered flights to bring people back to Miami.

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** The Fyre Festival opened its doors on Friday, April 28, and everything went to hell. Guests arrived to discover that their "luxury cabanas" were in fact disaster relief tents, half of which had been destroyed by bad weather the night before, that their "gourmet catering" amounted to cheese sandwiches and dry salads served in styrofoam containers, and the the headlining act blink-182, followed by ''every other musician they had scheduled to perform'', was pulling out over lack of payment and substandard production conditions. Almost immediately, the Fyre Festival went viral in the worst possible way, with many guests comparing it to ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' or ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies'' and refugee camps, while the thought of rich yuppies getting screwed over provoked schadenfreude from all over the internet. The government of the Bahamas had to cancel all flights to the island, with the Ministry of Tourism apologizing to everybody who had come for the festival. Canceling flights wound up having the side effect of leaving thousands of people literally stranded without food or shelter, necessitating chartered flights to bring people back to Miami.
30th Apr '17 8:05:12 PM dmcreif
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** Planning for the event was merely theoretical less than two months before it kicked off, with the site being little more than a gravel field in mid-March and many of the featured artists and their tour managers, as well as vendors, asking when they'd be paid. An anonymous Twitter account called [=@FyreFraud=], likely created by an insider, accused the event of being perilously mismanaged. Two days before it began, a number of staff members were wondering if they should just cancel the 2017 festival outright and reschedule for the next year, offering refunds and free tickets to everybody. The show went on anyway, based on promises that a wealthy socialite would be paying for everything; said socialite never materialized.
** The Fyre Festival opened its doors on Friday, April 28, and everything went to hell. Guests arrived to discover that their "luxury cabanas" were in fact disaster relief tents, half of which had been destroyed by bad weather the night before, that their "gourmet catering" amounted to cheese sandwiches and dry salads served in styrofoam containers, and the the headlining act blink-182, followed by ''every other musician they had scheduled to perform'', was pulling out over lack of payment and substandard production conditions. Almost immediately, the Fyre Festival went viral in the worst possible way, with many guests comparing it to ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' and refugee camps, while the thought of rich yuppies getting screwed over provoked schadenfreude from all over the internet. The government of the Bahamas had to cancel all flights to the island, with the Ministry of Tourism apologizing to everybody who had come for the festival. Canceling flights wound up having the side effect of leaving thousands of people literally stranded without food or shelter, necessitating chartered flights to bring people back to Miami.

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** Planning for the event was merely theoretical less than two months before it kicked off, with the site being little more than a gravel field in mid-March and many of the featured artists and their tour managers, as well as vendors, asking when they'd be paid. An anonymous Twitter account called with the handle name [=@FyreFraud=], likely created by an insider, accused the event of being perilously mismanaged. Two days before it began, a number of staff members were wondering if they should just cancel the 2017 festival outright and reschedule for the next year, offering refunds and free tickets to everybody. The show went on anyway, based on promises that a wealthy socialite would be paying for everything; said socialite never materialized.
** The Fyre Festival opened its doors on Friday, April 28, and everything went to hell. Guests arrived to discover that their "luxury cabanas" were in fact disaster relief tents, half of which had been destroyed by bad weather the night before, that their "gourmet catering" amounted to cheese sandwiches and dry salads served in styrofoam containers, and the the headlining act blink-182, followed by ''every other musician they had scheduled to perform'', was pulling out over lack of payment and substandard production conditions. Almost immediately, the Fyre Festival went viral in the worst possible way, with many guests comparing it to ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' or ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies'' and refugee camps, while the thought of rich yuppies getting screwed over provoked schadenfreude from all over the internet. The government of the Bahamas had to cancel all flights to the island, with the Ministry of Tourism apologizing to everybody who had come for the festival. Canceling flights wound up having the side effect of leaving thousands of people literally stranded without food or shelter, necessitating chartered flights to bring people back to Miami.
30th Apr '17 3:22:29 PM Twentington
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** ''Home'' was nowhere near as bad as most examples on this page. The recording process itself was really quiet and pleasant for the trio. What ''did'' go wrong, however, was Sony, their original record company, trying to sue the life out of them due to accounting issues. Natalie Maines cited that the drama stirring from the lawsuit caused ''Home'' to be more stressful than she expected. A few other hiccups occurred, including the 9-11 attacks causing record executives to be iffy about some of the subject matter of the songs. The album also almost didn't happen because Sony wanted to claim ownership of it. It ended up becoming the Chicks' most critically and commercially successful album.
** ''Taking The Long Way'' also proved to be fairly troubled as well. This time not because of lawsuits, but because of the incredibly negative press surrounding the band at the time. Record producers and executives where a little hasty to touch the band's music. Several magazines and newspapers lashed out at the possibility of the band releasing a new album, even though 3 years had passed since Natalie Maines' outburst against former President George W. Bush. The Chicks decided to ride the controversy even more by posing nude for Magazine/RollingStone magazine (covered up of course) and having Maines detract her apology for her outburst. Other problems included having a massive song selection, leaving 4 whole tracks on the cutting room floor (which to this day haven't even surfaced in bootleg form) as well as some arguments with producers over the "non-traditional" views of the lyrics. The album, while massively ignored by country fans at the time, got them new respect from Europeans and got them charting on Rock and Pop charts instead.

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** ''Home'' was nowhere near as bad as most examples on this page. The recording process itself was really quiet and pleasant for the trio. What ''did'' go wrong, however, was Sony, their original record company, trying to sue the life out of them due to accounting issues. Lead singer Natalie Maines cited that the drama stirring from the lawsuit caused ''Home'' to be more stressful than she expected. A few other hiccups occurred, including the 9-11 attacks causing record executives to be iffy about some of the subject matter of the songs. The album also almost didn't happen because Sony wanted to claim ownership of it. It ended up becoming the Chicks' most critically and commercially successful album.
album. Despite this, the band was the target of negative publicity when Maines said at a concert in London that she was ashamed to be from the same state as then-president UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush, creating a ''massive'' backlash in the then very conservative and very pro-war country music fandom. This caused the single "Travelin' Soldier" to plummet from the #1 position, and original follow up "Truth No. 2" was canceled due to the lyric "You don't like the sound of the truth comin' from my mouth". It was instead traded out for a cover of Radney Foster's "Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)", which only got to #48.
** ''Taking The Long Way'' also proved to be fairly troubled as well. This time not because of lawsuits, but because of the incredibly negative press surrounding the band at following the time.outburst. Record producers and executives where a little hasty to touch the band's music. Several magazines and newspapers lashed out at the possibility of the band releasing a new album, even though 3 years had passed since Natalie Maines' outburst against former President George W. Bush.passed. The Chicks decided to ride the controversy even more by posing nude for Magazine/RollingStone magazine (covered up of course) and having Maines detract her apology for her outburst. Other problems included having a massive song selection, leaving 4 whole tracks on the cutting room floor (which to this day haven't even surfaced in bootleg form) as well as some arguments with producers over the "non-traditional" views of the lyrics. The album, while massively ignored by country fans at the time, got them new respect from Europeans and got them charting on Rock and Pop charts instead.
30th Apr '17 2:41:33 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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%%* the [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/04/29/the-founder-of-the-disastrous-fyre-festival-has-a-history-of-overpromising-elite-access/?hpid=hp_no-name_hp-in-the-news%3Apage%2Fin-the-news&utm_term=.ca4a60c75af4 Fyre Festival]]

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%%* * The Fyre Festival in 2017, organized by rapper Ja Rule and tech entrepreneur Billy [=McFarland=], became the music festival equivalent of [[TroubledProduction/{{Other}} Dashcon]] before it even ended, and undoubtedly a far higher-profile debacle given the massive amounts of money and big-name celebrities involved. [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/04/29/the-founder-of-the-disastrous-fyre-festival-has-a-history-of-overpromising-elite-access/?hpid=hp_no-name_hp-in-the-news%3Apage%2Fin-the-news&utm_term=.ca4a60c75af4 com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/04/29/the-founder-of-the-disastrous-fyre-festival-has-a-history-of-overpromising-elite-access/ This article]] in ''The Washington Post'' gives a rundown of what happened at the festival itself, and [[http://nymag.com/thecut/2017/04/fyre-festival-exumas-bahamas-disaster.html this article]] in ''New York'' magazine provides a behind-the-scenes look.
** The festival was held on a private island in the Exumas in the Bahamas, a lush paradise backdrop for two weekends of luxury living and live music by artists that included Music/{{Blink 182}}, Major Lazer, Disclosure, Rae Sremmurd, and more. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz5kY3RsmKo Advertisements]] featured supermodels and fun in the sun. Tickets started at $450 and went up to $250,000 for the most elite packages. In truth, anybody familiar with the background of the festival's organizers could've detected trouble out of the gate. [=McFarland=] had a history of flashy projects aimed at upwardly-mobile young people that failed to deliver on their promises, with his Magnises "black card" elite membership program subjected to BBB complaints and refunds, while Ja Rule, a onetime rap star, hadn't had a hit single in over a decade by that point.
** Planning for the event was merely theoretical less than two months before it kicked off, with the site being little more than a gravel field in mid-March and many of the featured artists and their tour managers, as well as vendors, asking when they'd be paid. An anonymous Twitter account called [=@FyreFraud=], likely created by an insider, accused the event of being perilously mismanaged. Two days before it began, a number of staff members were wondering if they should just cancel the 2017 festival outright and reschedule for the next year, offering refunds and free tickets to everybody. The show went on anyway, based on promises that a wealthy socialite would be paying for everything; said socialite never materialized.
** The
Fyre Festival]]Festival opened its doors on Friday, April 28, and everything went to hell. Guests arrived to discover that their "luxury cabanas" were in fact disaster relief tents, half of which had been destroyed by bad weather the night before, that their "gourmet catering" amounted to cheese sandwiches and dry salads served in styrofoam containers, and the the headlining act blink-182, followed by ''every other musician they had scheduled to perform'', was pulling out over lack of payment and substandard production conditions. Almost immediately, the Fyre Festival went viral in the worst possible way, with many guests comparing it to ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' and refugee camps, while the thought of rich yuppies getting screwed over provoked schadenfreude from all over the internet. The government of the Bahamas had to cancel all flights to the island, with the Ministry of Tourism apologizing to everybody who had come for the festival. Canceling flights wound up having the side effect of leaving thousands of people literally stranded without food or shelter, necessitating chartered flights to bring people back to Miami.
** By the end of Saturday, the Fyre Festival was officially canceled, [[https://fyrefestival.com/ its website]] bearing simply a statement offering full refunds and apologizing to festivalgoers. Social media influencers who had been involved in promotion for the festival, such as Bella Hadid, likewise apologized for ever being a part of it, while Creator/SethRogen and Music/TheLonelyIsland said that the whole affair was practically lifted from a movie that they were working on at the time. Ja Rule [[NeverMyFault denied all responsibility]] for the disaster, while [=McFarland=] still hopes to be able to put on a proper festival in 2018.
29th Apr '17 6:40:52 PM dmcreif
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* In April 2010, a free concert was staged by a national breakfast programme for Music/JustinBieber during a promotional appearance in Sydney, Australia. Though security was aware thousands would show up, what they were not expecting were the fans to break through barriers security had set up to separate performer and fans. Many also had to be hospitalised due to crowd crush. Though the concert - taking place at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay after ''several'' changes of venue - was initially scrapped, Bieber was instead taken to the Sunrise studio in Martin Place later that morning to perform his hit "Baby". The fans who had caught wind of this gathered there instead, this time with no dire consequences.

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* In April 2010, a free concert was staged by a national breakfast programme for Music/JustinBieber during a promotional appearance in Sydney, Australia. Though security was aware thousands would show up, what they were not expecting were the fans to break through barriers security had set up to separate performer and fans. Many also had to be hospitalised hospitalized due to crowd crush. Though the concert - taking place at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay after ''several'' changes of venue - was initially scrapped, Bieber was instead taken to the Sunrise studio in Martin Place later that morning to perform his hit "Baby". The fans who had caught wind of this gathered there instead, this time with no dire consequences.



* Diana Ross was the subject of a rather infamous concert tour in 2000. Amid much fanfare, Ross claimed she was going back on tour with "The Supremes." However, this would not be the much-anticipated reunion of the original trio (Ross, Cindy Birdsong, and Mary Wilson.) Instead, Ross toured with Scherrie Payne and Linda Laurence (Two singers who had replaced the originals back in the 70s, and were essentially Ross' old backup singers.) The show was plagued with criticisms, especially from the extremely high ticket prices (as much as $125 per seat) and the fact that while Ross never explicitly said it, promotional materials treated the tour as a Supremes Reunion (dubbing it, the "Return to Love" tour). The show was a financial flop and a critical disaster (critic Mark Armstrong gave the infamous review "Stop! for the Love of God!") Another issue was putting the show in large 15-20,000 seat arenas, as opposed to the large theaters that Ross was playing at the time. The writing was well on the wall when, the show only filled 10,000 seats at the 19,000 Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit, MI (AKA: THE BIRTHPLACE OF MOTOWN!) After this, the remaining date were cancelled, and Ross blamed the promoters for the failure.

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show was a financial flop and a critical disaster (critic Mark Armstrong gave the infamous review "Stop! for the Love of God!") Another issue was putting the show in large 15-20,000 seat arenas, as opposed to the large theaters that Ross was playing at the time. The writing was well on the wall when, the show only filled 10,000 seats at the 19,000 Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit, MI (AKA: THE BIRTHPLACE OF MOTOWN!) (AKA the birthplace of Motown) After this, the remaining date were cancelled, and Ross blamed the promoters for the failure.failure.
%%* the [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/04/29/the-founder-of-the-disastrous-fyre-festival-has-a-history-of-overpromising-elite-access/?hpid=hp_no-name_hp-in-the-news%3Apage%2Fin-the-news&utm_term=.ca4a60c75af4 Fyre Festival]]
29th Apr '17 4:46:35 PM JepMasta
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* Music/Diana Ross was the subject of a rather infamous concert tour in 2000. Amid much fanfare, Ross claimed she was going back on tour with "The Supremes." However, this would not be the much-anticipated reunion of the original trio (Ross, Cindy Birdsong, and Mary Wilson.) Instead, Ross toured with Scherrie Payne and Linda Laurence (Two singers who had replaced the originals back in the 70s, and were essentially Ross' old backup singers.) The show was plagued with criticisms, especially from the extremely high ticket prices (as much as $125 per seat) and the fact that while Ross never explicitly said it, promotional materials treated the tour as a Supremes Reunion (dubbing it, the "Return to Love" tour). The show was a financial flop and a critical disaster (critic Mark Armstrong gave the infamous review "Stop! for the Love of God!") Another issue was putting the show in large 15-20,000 seat arenas, as opposed to the large theaters that Ross was playing at the time. The writing was well on the wall when, the show only filled 10,000 seats at the 19,000 Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit, MI (AKA: THE BIRTHPLACE OF MOTOWN!) After this, the remaining date were cancelled, and Ross blamed the promoters for the failure.

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* Music/Diana Diana Ross was the subject of a rather infamous concert tour in 2000. Amid much fanfare, Ross claimed she was going back on tour with "The Supremes." However, this would not be the much-anticipated reunion of the original trio (Ross, Cindy Birdsong, and Mary Wilson.) Instead, Ross toured with Scherrie Payne and Linda Laurence (Two singers who had replaced the originals back in the 70s, and were essentially Ross' old backup singers.) The show was plagued with criticisms, especially from the extremely high ticket prices (as much as $125 per seat) and the fact that while Ross never explicitly said it, promotional materials treated the tour as a Supremes Reunion (dubbing it, the "Return to Love" tour). The show was a financial flop and a critical disaster (critic Mark Armstrong gave the infamous review "Stop! for the Love of God!") Another issue was putting the show in large 15-20,000 seat arenas, as opposed to the large theaters that Ross was playing at the time. The writing was well on the wall when, the show only filled 10,000 seats at the 19,000 Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit, MI (AKA: THE BIRTHPLACE OF MOTOWN!) After this, the remaining date were cancelled, and Ross blamed the promoters for the failure.
29th Apr '17 4:45:30 PM JepMasta
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* Music/Diana Ross was the subject of a rather infamous concert tour in 2000. Amid much fanfare, Ross claimed she was going back on tour with "The Supremes." However, this would not be the much-anticipated reunion of the original trio (Ross, Cindy Birdsong, and Mary Wilson.) Instead, Ross toured with Scherrie Payne and Linda Laurence (Two singers who had replaced the originals back in the 70s, and were essentially Ross' old backup singers.) The show was plagued with criticisms, especially from the extremely high ticket prices (as much as $125 per seat) and the fact that while Ross never explicitly said it, promotional materials treated the tour as a Supremes Reunion (dubbing it, the "Return to Love" tour). The show was a financial flop and a critical disaster (critic Mark Armstrong gave the infamous review "Stop! for the Love of God!") Another issue was putting the show in large 15-20,000 seat arenas, as opposed to the large theaters that Ross was playing at the time. The writing was well on the wall when, the show only filled 10,000 seats at the 19,000 Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit, MI (AKA: THE BIRTHPLACE OF MOTOWN!) After this, the remaining date were cancelled, and Ross blamed the promoters for the failure.
27th Apr '17 12:11:50 PM TheDeadSkin
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** The main problem was songwriting, ironic for a band that at that point included Creator/JoeWalsh and Timothy B. Schmit, both of whom had plenty of experience in that field from their previous gigs, in addition to the core group of Felder, Frey and Henley. The latter two recall serious difficulty sitting down and trying to come up with songs that would meet everyone's expectations for something that would top ''Hotel California''. Their friendship took a serious hit, as they too often had some deadline to meet and couldn't really just sit down with each other and talk. Ultimately, plans for a double album were trimmed down to a single disc.

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** The main problem was songwriting, ironic for a band that at that point included Creator/JoeWalsh and Timothy B. Schmit, both of whom had plenty of experience in that field from their previous gigs, in addition to the core group of Don Felder, Glenn Frey and Don Henley. The latter two recall serious difficulty sitting down and trying to come up with songs that would meet everyone's expectations for something that would top ''Hotel California''. Their friendship took a serious hit, as they too often had some deadline to meet and couldn't really just sit down with each other and talk. Ultimately, plans for a double album were trimmed down to a single disc.
17th Apr '17 6:07:58 PM mlsmithca
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** Legal wrangling over the film and recording rights also ensured that those records of the event are incomplete. Creedence Clearwater Revival gave what many people present considered to be one of the best sets of the festival, but since John Fogerty didn't think so, he refused to allow them to be filmed or recorded. Music/NeilYoung had just joined forces with Music/CrosbyStillsAndNash, but refused to give permission for filming. Creator/PeteTownshend had no issues with the film or the album, but was horribly cynical about the whole "peace, love and music" thing; At one point, he chased activist and writer Abbie Hoffman off the stage when he came on to berate the crowd about its perceived political detachment. Music/TheBand also did well by the crowd, but didn't let their performance be used in the album or movie because their manager thought they weren't getting paid enough.

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** Legal wrangling over the film and recording rights also ensured that those records of the event are incomplete. Creedence Clearwater Revival gave what many people present considered to be one of the best sets of the festival, but since John Fogerty didn't think so, he refused to allow them to be filmed or recorded. Music/NeilYoung had just joined forces with Music/CrosbyStillsAndNash, but refused to give permission for filming. Creator/PeteTownshend had no issues with the film or the album, but was horribly cynical about the whole "peace, love and music" thing; At at one point, he chased activist and writer Abbie Hoffman off the stage when he came on to berate the crowd about its perceived political detachment. Music/TheBand also did well by the crowd, but didn't let their performance be used in the album or movie because their manager thought they weren't getting paid enough.
16th Apr '17 7:38:54 PM SupBoy24
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** After firing guitarist Jim Martin due to creatives differences the group spent 4 months finding a replacement. They would finally settle on Trey Spruance thanks to his affiliation with Mr. Bungle, singer Mike Patton's other band at the time. Unfortunately, he quit of the band for unknown reasons shortly before production finished. FNM stated that his unwillingness to tour with them led to his dismissal. As a form of retaliation, the group credited Trey ''as a session member in the album's liner notes''. However, this did nothing but reinforce Spruance's claim that ''he was never meant to be a member to begin with''.

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** After firing guitarist Jim Martin due to creatives differences the group spent 4 months finding a replacement. They would finally settle on Trey Spruance thanks to his affiliation with Mr. Bungle, singer Mike Patton's other band at the time. Unfortunately, he quit of left the band for unknown reasons shortly before production finished. FNM stated that his unwillingness to tour with them led to his dismissal. As a form of retaliation, the group credited Trey ''as a session member in the album's liner notes''. However, this did nothing but reinforce Spruance's claim that ''he was never meant to be a member to begin with''.
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