The Fyre Festival.
People saw a beautiful Bahamian island on Instagram and said: “I would really like to party there with thousands of other people, plus Ja Rule.”
You saw the same beautiful island and said, “I’m going to purchase that place someday.”
We’re talking about Saddleback Cay, the picturesque 35-acre island that appeared all over the Fyre Festival’s promotional materials but never saw a single festival-goer because the whole thing went to hell. It’s now being sold for an easy $11.8 million.
This is not where a bunch of unfortunate would-be partiers wound up eating cheese sandwiches in wet tents without Blink 182 to soothe them. This is where Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski frolicked for the cameras on jet skis to promote the whole fiasco. And it’s where your Robinson Crusoe fantasies can merge with your deranged billionaire fantasies. On an extremely isolated, extremely gorgeous island that’s only accessible by boat.
The island is surrounded by seven white sand beaches, a deep harbor, azure waters, gentle green hills and really not much else except great sailing, diving and fishing in every direction.
Of course, you will need a place to stay. Instead of a shitty tent, you'll have a main house, plus several guest cottages to put all your friends, family and shady business partners.
Just imagine: your own private island to do whatever you want.
You could start your own religion and live out your days as a deity.
You could stalk the beach in warpaint while talking to an old volleyball.
Or, hey, maybe you could throw a massive music festival or something.
What could possibly go wrong?