We’re still talking about the disaster that was the Fyre Festival earlier this year. Billy McFarland, the organizer, was arrested and charged with wire fraud. There are over a dozen lawsuits. People are calling it the biggest music scam in years. This one will be in the courts for a long time.
If you know anything about the history of the event, blink-182 was contracted to play Fyre, but correctly sensing that the whole thing was going to be a shit show, they pulled out a few days before things were supposed to begin.
Now blink’s Matt Skiba says that he helped sabotage the festival. How? By using witchcraft. No, really. He said that. From The NME:
“I had a bad feeling about that event,” he said. “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.” Must’ve worked!
Then, alongside the assertion of witchcraft, Skiba offered a very cutting and correct assessment of the inequality present in many luxe tropical vacation destinations, including the one where Fyre Fest was slated to take place:
I’ve been to the Bahamas before and it’s so crass. You land in Nassau and the whole island is replete with beauty and culture, but there’s a lot of poverty. It is a largely black population then they build these places like Atlantis and The Cove that are walled off.
It’s classist and racist and then they decided to park a bunch of yachts with models to show off in front of those poor people, going down there with all your Ferraris and bullshit and yachts.
So here’s the question: if Matt successfully ruined Fyre through supernatural means, has he opened himself to legal action? You know how goofy people can be. Read the whole story here.