HipHollywood is learning exclusively just how horrid the accommodations were during the first night of Ja Rule’s Fyre Festival.
A ticket holder, who is currently beachside, making the best of her trip, tells us exactly what went down the moment things started to unfold.
According to the source, the flight that was supposed to take her crew to the Exumas was delayed two hours on account of the festival. Fans sat on the tarmac for hours in the beating sun, only to be told that Fyre was holding planes back because they weren’t prepared for arrivals.
Once they flew into what was supposed to be an exotic and lavish island, attendees were bused to a local beach to kill time — a location, we are told, that had vile food and busted bathrooms. In fact, the bathrooms were so abominable, concert goers were told to use the restrooms in nearby homes if available.
Once they eventually arrived to the festival, the grounds were not nearly as luxurious as promised. “It was not a beach,” the insider tells us. “It was more like a construction site next to some septic pool looking thing.”
We are also told the tents, situated on hard cement, were shoddy and the mattresses were wet from the previous night’s rain. As for the food on the grounds, one word describes the upsetting nourishment: Abysmal. “They promised curated cuisine but gave us cold ham sandwiches and water,” the source explains.
The insider tells us she expected sparse conditions; however, the “massively mismanaged communications and logistics” seemed to be the real downfall.
As previously reported, Fyre canceled the two-weekend event on Friday morning after realizing how poorly prepared they were . The weekend’s headliner, Blink 182, even pulled out of the event on Thursday night because they were not “confident that we would have what we need to give you the quality of performances we always give our fans.”