'Fyre Festival' is becoming a catch-all for tons of failed events. Here are things that have been compared to the doomed 'luxury' festival in the Bahamas.
- Fyre Festival has become one of the most infamous failures of the decade.
- Since the doomed music festival unraveled in the Bahamas, many have referred to other schemes as "the new Fyre Festival."
The image of a cold cheese sandwich tucked into a polystyrene takeout box will forever remind people of the broken promises of 2017's Fyre Festival, which has become one the most infamous failed events of the decade.
The "exclusive" three-day party, which turned into a nightmarish event that left attendees scrambling to get away, resulted in a six-year prison sentence for creator Billy McFarland after he admitted to defrauding investors out of $26 million.Read more: Here's everything we know about Billy McFarland, the 27-year-old who created the disastrous Fyre Festival and who's now serving a 6-year prison sentence
Since then, the festival has become a reference point for many other schemes, with the commonalities being that expecations fell well short of reality.
Here is a selection of events that have been compared to Fyre Festival in recent years: