Fyre Fest Merch Will Be Auctioned Off to Cover Legal Costs
Published Mar 18, 2019Although it only took place in 2017, Fyre Festival feels like it happened decades ago. That's because the backlash from the disastrous event has been an endless stream of schadenfreude dipped in equal parts irony and tragedy. The fun won't stop, either, as festival heads are being forced to auction off merch to cover legal damages.
According to Vulture, a United States Marshals Service representative confirmed that two boxes of Fyre merch will be used to help repay the $26 million USD that convicted fraudster Billy McFarland owes in damages.
"We have an assortment of the 'real thing' Fyre Festival-branded tee-shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirts, hats, wristbands and medallions," the spokesperson said. "We know that there is tremendous interest in these items in the NY metro area in particular."
The representative continued, "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. We utilize our contracted partners to handle the marketing and sale and it will be an online auction."
Stay tuned for more details on the merch auction as it becomes available.