We’re slowly approaching the second anniversary of the ill-fated debacle that was Fyre Festival, an event that promised to be unlike anything else to come before it and technically lived up to that promise in the worst way possible.
We were recently treated to a couple of recaps of the epic disaster in the form of two competing documentaries from Netflix and Hulu that chronicled what went down before, during, and after the fateful weekend in the Bahamas that sparked a million memes and made Ja Rule relevant again in a way I’m assuming he didn’t intend.
Of course, it was Fyre Festival co-founder Billy McFarland who had the biggest hand in how things went down. The serial scam artist was eventually sentenced to six years in prison for ripping off attendees, although they were far from the only people to be negatively impacted by the shitshow.
McFarland ultimately scammed people out of an impressive $26 million and authorities are doing everything in their power in order to collect—which now includes auctioning off a variety of Fyre Festival merchandise in an attempt to compensate its victims.
According to Vulture, law enforcement officials managed to get their hands on two boxes of unsold Fyre Festival swag and you might have your chance to get your hands on some branded products for the right price:
“We have an assortment of the ‘real thing’ Fyre Festival-branded tee-shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirts, hats, wristbands and medallions,” a spokesman for the United States Marshals Service’s Manhattan office said in an email…
“The USMS will dispose (or sell) the Fyre merchandise in the most efficient, cost-effective way in the best interests of the U.S. Government,” he also told Vulture. “We utilize our contracted partners to handle the marketing and sale and it will be an online auction.”
It’s currently unclear when the auction will be held but I know I’m going to have to stop myself from dropping way too much on some of the most ironic purchases money can buy when the merch hits the market.