The “most iconic pageant that by no means was,” in Ja Rule’s personal phrases, Fyre Festival promised attendees a luxuriant escape from their day by day routines. The unique occasion famously devolved, to stray fairly removed from Billy McFarland‘s imaginative and prescient of a classy, boutique pageant rife with VIP company. The catastrophic situations that ticket holders confronted illustrated a stark distinction between the white sand of the non-public island seaside that was to be Fyre Festival’s setting, and the grim, resource-lacking environment that attendees as a substitute occupied. Fyre Festival’s advertising campaigns foregrounded the lithe figures of a few of the modeling business’s most iconic, like Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski. Cerulean waters and pictures of different tropical surroundings collectively comprised an alluring pure backdrop that beckoned music lovers to journey to the Bahamian island of Grand Exuma, for the pageant’s inaugural installment.
Although the expectations for the pageant now famously distinction the disastrous actuality that ensued, even The Chainsmokers couldn’t deny the influential character of Fyre Festival’s advertising. The DJ duo admitted that they lusted over a headlining slot on the occasion, following McFarland’s promotion of the multi-weekend affair. “I undoubtedly despatched a message to our supervisor, our agent when this began rolling, earlier than issues went south, and was like ‘what’s the deal? Are we going to get a proposal for this pageant?’” Alex Pall stated throughout a current interview with radio host, Smallzy. “Bella Hadid is there, and it appears like she’s going to be your finest good friend if you happen to simply purchase a ticket,” Pall added.
Drew Taggart chimed in, to acknowledge the persuasive nature of Fyre Festival’s promotional marketing campaign, whereas comically underscoring the pageant’s chief shortcoming: the failure to provide the occasion as marketed. “They killed it on the advertising… all they needed to do was placed on a pageant!” Drew Taggart stated. While The Chainsmokers weren’t tapped to play Fyre Festival, hindsight is 20/20, and clearly portrays the shortage of a proposal as a very fortuitous flip for the “Closer” hit-makers. The Chainsmokers are slated to look at KAABOO Festival within the Cayman Islands, which is, as Taggart places it, “what Fyre Festival was attempting to do.” Seems prefer it all labored out.
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