Influencers melt down at ‘Fyre Festival 2.0’

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Hell hath no fury like an influencer scorned, with a festival in the US being described as ‘Fyre Festival 2.0’ by some particularly disgruntled TikTok users.

The Revolve Festival is an influencer magnet with opportunities to score free stuff and hang with influencer royalty such as Kendall Jenner.

But footage shared on TikTok showed chaotic scenes as people queued for hours waiting for the festival’s shuttle buses.

LA Magazine executive editor Joseph Kapsch said in a series of Tweets that influencers were “stranded in the dirt with no water, under the hot sun for hours, waiting for buses that aren’t coming to bring them to the actual festival”.

 

@averiebishop I hope you made it to the festival @kate bartlett !! #revolvefestival @revolve ♬ original sound – Aves

TikTok creator Averie Bishop said she waited two hours for a bus and still didn’t get to the festival.

“There was pushing, shoving, fighting, yanking people in front of the buses, people standing in between buses while they were removing, just to get on these buses and get to Revolve Festival,” she said.

“Sorry Revolve, but I really hope you take into consideration everyone’s safety and security next year.”

Creator Kristi Howard said she waited five hours in line for a shuttle before being told to leave.

“Now I love Revolve, everything I wear is Revolve, but Revolve Festival was a sh–show, it was a disaster,” she said.

“We got there at 2.30pm, 3pm. No address given, we were just told the corner of ‘something and something’. If you live in LA you can go pick up your wristband but I don’t live in LA. I drove four hours to Atlanta [from Nashville] just to get a cheaper flight because we were already paying $800 for flights. Even though I didn’t have my flights paid for me, I thought this was a really cool opportunity.”

So was it really as bad as the infamous Fyre Festival? No. But it was a lesson in humility for those who shouted ‘don’t you know who I am?’  only to hear security reply ‘no’.