‘But was the cheese sandwich any good?’ – The best viewer reactions to Netflix’s Fyre Festival documentary
But was the cheese sandwich any good?
Thought you knew all there was to know about Fyre Festival, the calamitous, influencer-led fuck-up that left hundreds stranded on an island in the Bahamas in 2017? You ain’t seen nothing yet. This weekend saw the release of Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened on Netflix, a tell-all documentary digging into the development and subsequent implosion of Fyre Festival. And it’s one hell of a ride.
From botched deliveries to full-on fraud, the story of Fyre Festival goes a whole lot deeper than just some bloggers getting stitched up. Unsurprisingly, the film has elicited some fevered social media reactions.
This calm, knitwear-loving fella seems to be the only sane person in the whole doc, at times. Drafted in to help turn the festival from promo video to actual real event (or try, anyway), his quips have captured the hearts and minds of more than a few viewers.
Oral fixationsAlmost definitely the wildest part of the whole documentary comes when one of the festival’s team is drafted in to “take one for the team”. Wondering what that means? Well, festival founder Billy McFarland had ordered a festival’s worth of water to be delivered to the Bahamian island he was looking to host Fyre Festival on. Only, he hadn’t factored in customs charges. And it got held up at customs.
His solution? Send a partner to offer a sexual favour to the customs officials, in exchange for the release of the water. AND HE ALMOST DID IT. This is, apparently, real life. No, seriously. This happened.