Thanks to the Netflix documentary FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened and Hulu’s new documentary Fyre Fraud, it is hard to find a single person who hasn’t learned of the notorious luxury music festival that saw its infamous end in 2017. Plagued with soggy cheese sandwiches, apocalyptic-like tents and the taking-one-for-the-team Andy King, the disastrous event led by Ja Rule and fraudster Billy McFarland will go down in history.
While there are many comedic moments that came out of 2017 spectacle, it is hard to ignore the hundreds of victims that were left in crippling debt after working with the organisers. While McFarland faces the next six years in prison, the so-called entrepreneur left upwards of $26 million USD of debt behind, but a new report suggests a solution is in place.
According to an earlier report from Vulture, Fyre Festival merch is set to go up for auction by Manhattan’s US Attorney’s Office. A United States Marshals Service representative told the publication, “We have an assortment of the ‘real thing’ Fyre Festival-branded T-shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirts, hats, wristbands, and medallions,” adding, “We know that there is tremendous interest in these items in the NY metro area in particular.”
The funds raised will go towards repaying suppliers who have found themselves in debt following the scandal. Thus far, there are no images depicting the merch or specific details surrounding the auction so stay tuned for more. In the meantime, read up on how Ja Rule is planning a fresh new festival. Maybe this time it will live up to hyped expectations.