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What Bitcoin Did #86 The Ashes of the Fyre Festival with Marc Weinstein

Published on March 20th, 2019 by DSholla

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“If this is not logistically possible, we need solutions, not problems.” — Marc Weinstein

Interview location: Los Angeles

Interview date: Monday 18th March, 2019

Company: Wave Financial

Role: Principal

The two documentaries on Netflix and Hulu about the Fyre Festival highlight what can go disastrously wrong when you pitch a grand vision which can’t be delivered. The Fyre Festival was sold as the ultimate music festival, situated on a beautiful island with the best artists, food and accommodation.

A highly successful marketing campaign working with influencers created a buzz around the festival, and it sold old almost immediately, but the team did not have the money or means to deliver the vision.

Both documentaries highlight how chaotic the organisation of the festival was and how the lead organiser, Billy McFarland resorted to fraud to try and keep his vision alive.

In this interview, I talk with Marc Weinstein, who featured heavily in the Netflix documentary about what happened on the island and how the team worked around the clock to try and make it happen. Marc reveals what it is like to organise a festival and how ill-prepared the Fyre team was. We also talk about crypto, Bitcoin and the stresses and pressures life can throw at you.

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