Fyre Festival technically never happened, but that’s not stopping you from getting your merch!
If you watched “Fyre Fraud,” you know how many people got screwed over by #BillyMcFarland’s Fyre Festival. Not only did regretful attendees lose out, but investors also lost about $24 million. As a result, a total of $26 million is being sought after, including $2 million for a defrauded ticket vendor.
However, while McFarland spends his years in federal lockup, he’s come up with a sweet plan to help pay off some his debt. According to Vulture, the US Marshals Service has two boxes of authentic Fyre Festival merchandise, turned over by McFarland’s attorney. The “t-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts and other clothing items that were intended for sale” will now be auctioned off online to pay back the debts, although it’s hard to say who exactly would be interested in owning items from a make-believe concert. A spokesman for the Marshals office said, “We know that there is tremendous interest in these items in the NY metro area in particular.”
The spokesman went on to tell Vulture, “The USMS will dispose (or sell) the Fyre merchandise in the most efficient, cost-effective way in the best interests of the U.S. Government.”
“Our objective always is to get the funds back to the victims as fast as we can in cases where there are victims.”⠀⠀