Looks like some emails from a Fyre Festival exec have surfaced showing the lead-up to a shit storm of a music festival.
Lower-level staff warned Fyre Festival executives about about conditions on the island—including insufficient housing and restrooms—days and weeks ahead of the doomed festival, according to internal emails leaked to Mic. The emails show Fyre executives attempting to cut corners at their ultra-luxe Bahamian destination festival by skimping on toilets, showers, and “bare necessities” like toilet paper and soap.
In an urgent April 3 email with the subject line, “RED FLAG- BATHROOMS/ SHOWER SHIPPING,” a mid-level Fyre Festival worker alerted senior staff, including 25-year-old co-founder Billy McFarland and Fyre Media president Conall Arora, of a growing crisis: the unexpectedly high costs (estimated to be at least $400,000) of shipping enough toilets and showers to the Bahamas to accommodate an anticipated 2,500 people on the island.
This followed the news that its caterer, Starr Catering Group, had just pulled out of the festival. Those two events prompted one assistant on the email thread to joke, “No one is eating so therefore no ones pooping.”
You should definitely read the email exchanges here.