If event organisers thought they were leaving the shit show that was Fyre behind them, they thought wrong. Netflix has dropped it’s latest doco Fyre:The Greatest Party That Never Happened, and hell hath no fury like a festival-goer scorned.
For the forgotten few, Fyre Festival was billed as the luxury music experience of the year. Netflix said the doco would be ‘An exclusive behind the scenes look at the infamous unraveling of the Fyre music festival.’Created by Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule, Fyre was promoted as a luxury music festival on a private island in the Bahamas featuring bikini-clad supermodels, A-List musical performances and posh amenities. Guests arrived to discover the reality was far from the promises.”
Party goers arrived to a ‘paradise island’ that resembled a wasteland of unfinished campsites, dog food worthy meals and lack of basic amenities. Aka one big cock-up. With the drop of the Netflix doco, it appears some of the Fyre fest crew were willing to take one for the team to salvage the event.
In the doco, festival’s event producer, Andy King, said he almost performed a sex act to salvage the shit-show. King claimed Fyre founder, Billy McFarland, approached him regarding the festival’s lack of water supply. McFarland’s solution - get King (a homosexual male) to give the customs official a blowie.... up there for thinking McFarland…
I said, ‘Billy, what?’ And he said, ‘Andy, if you will go down and suck Cunningham’s dick - who’s the head of customs - and get him to clear all of the containers with water, you will save this festival,” King recalled in the documentary. “And I literally drove home, took a shower, I… I…
I… I… drank some mouthwash. I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh...I’m really’ - and I got into my car to drive across the island to take on for the team and I got to his office fully prepared to such his dick.”
Although the proposed blowie never went ahead, King has fast become a fast favourite amongst doco watchers. Labelled the ‘unsung hero’ of Fyre festival, King is now the subject of countless memes.
King has since acknowledge his new found fame stating, ‘It’s mind-boggling. When someone reached out last weekend and said, ‘you’re trending,’ and i'm like, ‘I don’t even know what trending means.’ ‘People are talking about you,’ I’m like oh my gosh. And then yesterday, someone’s saying, ‘yeah you’re a me-me.’ I’m like ‘what’s a me-me?’ ‘No Andy, it’s a meme.’
King is using his new found fame to give back to the Bahamas and speak about the various GoFundMe pages to pay back the locals, workers and contributors to the Fyre festival.