Influencer festival Revolve apologises after being dubbed ‘Fyre Festival 2.0’ by some attendees

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An invitation-only competition for influencers that was affiliated with Coachella has issued an apology after being branded “Fyre Pageant 2.0” by some disgruntled visitors.

Hours-long traces for switch buses to attend the occasion have been reported, whereas others claimed there have been no seen occasion workers aside from safety guards, and that bottled water was in brief provide.

Company have been held in a parking zone whereas awaiting shuttle buses to take them to the competition; some influencers reported by no means making it into Revolve as wait instances have been too lengthy.

Revolve informed Enterprise Insider it “labored intently with all acceptable metropolis and security authorities to make sure a protected and safe path for visitors to entry the two-day invitation-only occasion.”

The off-site lot was for attendees to park, check-in and catch licenced shuttle buses to the competition, mentioned organisers, and it was geared up with bathrooms, shade, water, medics and safety.

“Because the competition was reaching capability late Saturday afternoon, shuttle entry to the venue was restricted with a purpose to stay in compliance with security necessities inflicting longer wait instances for entry and leading to some visitors not with the ability to attend the competition.

“The protection of our visitors is of the utmost significance to us and we’ll at all times make {that a} precedence.

“We sincerely apologise to all of the visitors who have been impacted. We at all times attempt to supply an ideal expertise and we promise to do higher.”

Content material creator Averie Bishop from Dallas was one of many invited visitors who by no means made it to the competition.

She alleged the transport setup was “unsafe” and didn’t return for the second day.

In a video she uploaded to Tiktok, which has garnered 3.2 million views on the time of writing, she described the occasion transport as “absolute chaos” and mentioned she had waited for 2 hours earlier than “bailing”.

One other girl within the video calls it “Fyre Pageant 2.0”.

Ms Bishop claimed the logistics of attending to the competition have been “harmful”, and alleged there was “pushing, shoving, shouting, yanking individuals in entrance of the buses, individuals standing in between the buses whereas they have been transferring”.

She signed off the video: “Sorry Revolve, however I actually hope you consider everybody’s security and safety subsequent 12 months.”

One other influencer, Kristi Howard, mentioned in a separate TikTok video that she had waited for 5 hours and nonetheless wasn’t capable of board a bus to the competition.

“After flying throughout the nation and standing in line for 5 hours I’m out a pair thousand $$ however I obtained this cool shirt to cowl me up so I may cost my telephone and eat in a restaurant close by,” she captioned the video, since seen 4.1 million instances.

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