People have raised over $137k for the restaurant owner who got screwed over by Fyre Festival organisers

News 22/01/2019

No doubt you would have heard or watched the latest Netflix documentary that's taken the world by storm - the crazy true story about the disaster that was Fyre Festival.

If you haven't - check out the trailer, and go watch immediately.

Called "the greatest party that never happened", Fyre Festival was a massive event meant to go down in 2017, which was touted as the next big thing. Upon arriving at the festival, punters were meant with, well, nothing. Accommodation was not prepared, food was scarce, and the festival turned out to be a gigantic fraud.

And there are many tragic and holy shit, they fucking did that? moments to the doco, one of the most heart-breaking parts was how it destroyed and bankrupted heaps of local businesses, who worked tireless for days on end and never got paid by the festival organisers.

One of those poor people was Bahamian caterer Maryann Rolle. She was hospital-passed with feeding the entire Fyre crew and pretty much the island's entire population, including the festival goers when they arrived.

Her staff worked day and night, she spent all her personal savings and paid workers out of her own pocket. Unfortunately, Maryann and her crew (like many else on the island) didn't receive pay from the organisers.

I pushed myself to the limits catering no less than a 1,000 meals per day,” Maryann explains.

“Breakfast, lunch and dinner were all prepared and delivered by Exuma Point to Coco Plum Beach, and Roker’s Point where the main events were scheduled to take place.

Real dick move.

But, hurray for the internet! Thanks to thousands of viewers watching the Netflix documentary, over $137,000 has been fundraised in a verified GoFundMe account - reaching her goal of $123,000 in just under 4 days.

At least there is one happy ending that came out of Fyre Festival.