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Fyre Festival: Luxury package turned out to be 'disaster relief tents' and 'mad chaos

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Beautiful view of Bahamas islands from above (shalamov/gettyimages)

Fyre Festival was billed as an island getaway complete with a music lineup, catered food and luxury services. But people who shelled out thousands of dollars for a Fyre Festival package were in for a horrifying surprise.

Twitter user @WNFIV described the insane experience on Friday’s “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson.” Talking to Doc Thompson and the guys live from the Bahamas, William Finley summed up the trip that cost his group $4,000 per person as “mad chaos.” Fyre staff was basically nonexistent, and attendees were given disaster relief tents to sleep in and barely adequate food instead of the luxury accommodations they expected.

“There wasn’t really any organization at all, nobody in charge,” Finley said. “We thought we were staying in lodges and they were disaster relief tents.” He described how luggage was brought in shipping containers and then tossed on the ground. No one notified people, so festival goers had no idea where their bags were.

“We were sold on an international culinary experience and you know, all this great stuff,” Finley said. “I don’t know if you saw the picture that I posted, but it looked like you know, summer camp at the lunch hall. It tasted OK, but the Styrofoam boxes were not the luxury presentation.”

Finley and his group were trapped in the Bahamas but according to his Twitter account, eventually boarded a plane to head back to Miami.

Fyre Festival was flagged as suspicious before its first weekend, with the Observer reporting that it was being called a hoax.

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