By reading this koob, you will learn about the disastrous Fyre Festival and the charlatan behind the scam, Billy McFarland.
You will also learn about:
How intelligent people can find themselves scammed
The perils of ignoring experts
What can happen when hundreds of people are thrown together without food, water, electricity, or housing
The power of online marketing and the social media influencer phenomena
The Fyre Festival, which attracted roughly 5,000 people, was supposed to be a luxury musical festival and retreat in the Bahamas. It ended with ticket holders, who had paid thousands of dollars to attend, sleeping in soaking tents and eating cheese sandwiches before they managed to escape the island. How was a scam on such a large scale ever possible?