Fyre Festival left a stain on Ja Rule’s brand even though he was not responsible for the failed show.
Although the festival never happened, people are still angry about losing a lot of money in what turned out to be a scam for the ages. Fyre Festival’s promoter Billy McFarland has devised a grand plan to pay back some of the victims their dough. Vulture reported that McFarland would be auctioning off Fyre Festival merchandise to help raise money to pay back his victims. He is reportedly indebted $26 million to the victims of the elaborate scams.
Among the merchandise up for sale are, “Fyre Festival-branded tee-shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirts, hats, wristbands and medallions.”
I don’t know who will be any of the merchandise given that Fyre Festival never happened, but the U.S. Marshalls Service told Vulture in an email that there are a lot of interest in the items in the New York metropolitan area.
There is a good chance that some of these merchandises will sell for far more now given the high public interest to acquire them. The value likely went up thanks to the Netflix documentary which chronicled the entire event. Though some aspects of it were heartbreaking to watch, it services as a PSA for any potential new concert scams.