Savage: The best memes and tweets to come out of Fyre Festival

Expectation vs reality

Text: Noelle Faulkner

The #fyrefestival hashtag is the gift that keeps on giving

No doubt by now you've heard about Fyre Festival -the luxury music festival co-founded by Ja Rule, aimed at cashed-up millennials and promoted by Instagram models-cum disaster involving wild dogs, mass looting, sub-par cuisine and a lack of basic supplies, power and dry shelter, not to mention stranded attendees, some who paid >$25k for a ticket, that went down over the weekend. And if you're anything like us, you too were like "pass the popcorn" as you were glued to your phone, unable to believe that the events that were unfolding. It was as if the whole thing were some kind of satirical article cooked up by The Onion.

 For reference, this is what festival goers signed up for:

This is what they got:

Fyre Festival

Despite every intention, the east coast's answer to Coachella it was not.

Savage: The best memes and tweets to come out of Fyre Festival (фото 1)

Suddenly this was relevant again:


Of course, the internet likes to see rich people suffer - so it didn't take very long for the memes to roll in. Some likening Fyre Festival to The Hunger Games, others enjoying the fact that wealthy millennials are being forced to experience what it's like to be a refugee or live in a third world country and of course, others just laughing about the fact that these suckers paid thousands of dollars to attend a festival with a lineup promising Blink 182, Migos, Lil Yachty, Major Lazer, a DJ set from Disclosure and some of Kanye's G.O.O.D Music artists.

Fyre Festival 1

A screen grab from the original Fyre Festival website of one of the most ludicrious tickets.

 So to brighten your Monday morning, here are the most hilarious tweets and memes to come out of the disaster. #prayforfyrefestivalers

Savage: The best memes and tweets to come out of Fyre Festival (фото 2)

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