If you like electronic dance music or if you are just simply into the music industry, Fyre Festival‘s Netflix documentary is definitely a must-watch. Premiered in past January, it’s still making the headlines through the viral, “sexual”, occurance that event producer Andy King exposed.
A veteran in the music business, King was asked by Fyre’s boss Billy McFarland to “take one for the team” in order to assure the organization a big Evian water shipment. Unable to pay for the 175.000 dollar bill, Billy and the crew told King to literally use fellatio to get it from Bahamas’ Customs Office agents. Here’s the video:
It’s been a month since the release of the film, and Andy King’s story is still very popular within social media. Last week, in an interview, the man told he was “blown away” with the response to his particular story. He also told he didn’t know what a “meme” and “trending” was, as he’s not on social media, but was told by friends that he was all that stuff on the internet. Basically, on the aftermath of the documentary, he was the meme king of the internet, as the example below demonstrates it:
Just when you thought the Fyre memes were done… pic.twitter.com/pQFFrq9M6k
— Anthony Borthwick (@dirtypawsNJ) January 28, 2019
This week, he’s in the spotlight for other reasons. In an interview to Vanity Fair, he said he had multiple known TV Show invitations/offers, and also that several water companies wanted to feature him in advertisement campaigns. Nevertheless, he declared that surely won’t be doing such things. In addition to that, however, there’s a possibility of him having his own TV Show or space, as he confessed to the magazine: “Let’s just say it’s going to be a show about hosting crazy events—what it takes to make them happen. There will be cliff-hangers, and you’ll get to follow me around and see how I pull them off.”
Yesterday, famous New York-based pizza chain Villa Italian Kitchen, in a very bold marketing idea, has announced the “Festival Pyzza“, a “luxury” pizza experience that intentionally costs some expensive 25 dollars, inspired in the famous tweet of a Fyre Festival attendee which exposed the horrific food quality of the festival that was supposed to be mega luxurious.
We expect further development in Andy King’s TV issues and other “meme-ish” contents, but considering what we’ve got so far, is not hyperbolic to say that Fyre is alerady a phenomenon in what concerns to festival planning, the music industry, and the true value of social media nowadays.