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Fyre Festival expectations vs. reality — here's what attendees thought they were getting when they bought $12,000 tickets

Emma Fierberg and Mary Hanbury

Fyre Festival attendees were expecting the VIP experience when they set off to Great Exuma in the Bahamas. But the reality was very different: delayed flights, half-built huts to sleep in, and cold cheese sandwiches to eat. And that doesn't even include the disastrous trip home.

This luxury festival, tickets for which cost between $450 and $12,000, was advertised as two weekends in paradise. It turned into a nightmare. Take a look at festivalgoers' expectations compared with the reality they encountered.


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