The Cut published an excellent account from someone that worked in the planning stages. The only reason we can read that is that Fyre Festival forgot to get him to sign an NDA. Another example of organizational competence.
Their statement is a hilarious maelstrom of not apologizing for being the most iconic fuck-ups in modern festival history.
"They simply weren’t ready for what happened next, or how big this thing would get," the statement reads. "They started by making a website and launching a viral campaign. Ja helped book talent, and they had hundreds of local Bahamians join in the effort. Suddenly, they found themselves transforming a small island and trying to build a festival. Thousands of people wanted to come. They were excited, but then the roadblocks started popping up."
Essentially, Billy McFarland and Ja Rule just got too popular and couldn't even deal with how many people were obsessed with them. Tough.
Their Twitter was even more mealy-mouthed.