NYC Pop-Up Event Sells Out Of Fyre Fest Merch
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NYC Pop-Up Event Sells Out Of Fyre Fest Merch

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NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) Those hungering for Fyre Festival merch clamored to a pop-up event in New York yesterday, getting their hands on T-shirts, baseball caps and other items – according to Twitter.

It’s tough to be on the West Coast and report on the goings-on of the streets of New York, but some entrepreneurs claimed they got their hands on unsold merchandise from last year’s disastrous festival (“It’s amazing what you can find at auction these days!”) and sent an email that they’d be selling it May 21 on the sixth floor of 873 Broadway just of Union Square between 6-9 p.m.

If this was an actual event, if it was actual merch or just some kind of art project was not known at press time, but apparently people did stand in line to get in and, apparently, there were hats and T-shirts and stuff to be sold, including a wristband with the awesome tagline “A Conspiracy To Change The Entertainment Industry.”

The New York Times ran a blurb about it and Gothamist did a “deep dive,” to use one of modern society’s most god-awful terms, but with a dose of skepticism. Either way, there has been no followup yet, and the website for the event, https://fyremerch.com, only claims success (“Thanks to everyone who attended our pop-up event! We sold out of all inventory”).

However, there is Twitter. “This was organized by a young dude named Chris. He says he’s a Fyre Festival attendee who lost $4,000 on the event that never was,” Polly Mosendz tweeted. “He got a tip the storage unit was for sale and bought it. This is his way of recouping funds, he says.”

Merch (or, more accurately, swag) for the event was sold on Ebay last year, with a wristband going for $71.

The Fyre Festival was the brainchild of untested promoters Billy McFarland and Ja Rule, a tropical and expensive festival on the Great Exuma island that promised everything from live music to swimming with pigs. Instead it turned into such a disaster, filled with nothing, that it led to class-action lawsuits and, apparently, a Hulu documentary series that will premiere next year.

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