The Fyre Festival, the 2017 epic fail of a music festival that scarred rich kids for life, is back in the news thanks to two new documentaries.
Netflix’s Fyre and Hulu’s Fyre Fraud would have you believe that almost non-existent planning, little funding and a bunch of straight up lies led to the festival downfall. These documentaries are wrong! The festival’s downfall actually came via blink-182’s Matt Skiba and witchcraft. (So obvious!)
A delightfully mad quote from Skiba has since resurfaced in the aftermath of the documentaries. In an interview with NME, Skiba said, “I had a bad feeling about that event. I consider myself a pagan and a witch. With every inch of my energy I wanted Fyre not to happen. I put all the electricity and energy in my body against that thing happening.”
Skiba continued, “We pulled out for technical and logistical issues and the rest of it crumbled to shit because that’s what it was. It was bullshit. I used my witchy ways and it seemed to work. I’ll take responsibility and everyone can blame me. Shazam. I was on my couch feeling somewhat guilty, but very relieved that I wasn’t there with people stealing from each other.”
It makes you wonder if the attorneys for Fyre Festival organizer Billy McFarland would have used Skiba’s quote at trial if their shady client wouldn’t have been sentenced to six years in prison on fraud charges.
Nah…he still would’ve been sentenced. Why? Because there’s no crime greater than misleading rich millennials into thinking they’d get to hang out with a bunch of hot models on literal paradise for a weekend.
Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.