Did you know that there are two competing documentaries about the infamous Fyre Festival disaster? Well, Billy McFarland, the man behind the catastrophe, is not only planning a second Fyre Festival but is also selling tickets for it. This is no joke.
According to Stereogum, McFarland announced this news on his TikTok account, where he has been publicizing his efforts to launch Fyre Fest 2. This is despite the fact that he doesn’t seem to have any performers, a venue, or even the credibility to organize an event after serving four years in prison for wire fraud charges.
In a video, McFarland stated that it has been a wild journey to get to this point, which began during his seven-month solitary confinement. He explained that he wrote a 50-page plan detailing how he would utilize the interest and demand in Fyre and his ability to bring people together from around the world to make the impossible happen. He plans to find the best partners to help him execute Fyre’s vision at the highest level and will be doing pop-ups and events worldwide.
It’s somewhat impressive that McFarland, who single-handedly sparked a genre of “true life” biopics about charismatic scammers like Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos or Adam Neumann of WeWork, is fresh out of prison and attempting to do it all again. That’s certainly audacious.