This is Wait, What?, a column that explains the seemingly incomprehensible.
Would you, my good friend, danger your life and the lives of others in the midst of a worldwide pandemic to see EDM duo The Chainsmokers in live performance, introduced by FuckJerry’s tequila line, with a gap set from DJ D-Sol (aka Goldman Sachs CEO David M. Solomon)? “No” you is likely to be saying proper now. “Absolutely fucking not,” maybe. Possibly even, “who are any of those people?”
Well. An estimated crowd of two,000 answered “yes” to that mad libs query from hell—and paid $1,250 to $25,000 per ticket for the consideration—within the Hamptons on Saturday night time. According to TMZ, the “Safe & Sound” live performance was meant to be a socially-distanced drive-in present to learn the charities No Kid Hungry, Southampton Fresh Air Home, and the Children’s Medical Fund of New York and arranged by In The Know Experiences—“a leading luxury travel & lifestyle agency, specializing in one-of-a-kind experiences around the globe”—and Invisible Noise.
But, with coronavirus circumstances spiking across the nation, movies and images posted of the night time instantly prompted a swift and regular social media backlash and, quickly after, a governmental investigation. Here, an intensive breakdown of this yr’s Fyre Fest in miniature.
Who are the primary gamers on this disaster?
An EDM duo consisting of two white males of their thirties named Alex Pall and Drew Taggart (don’t ask me which is which). Best identified for his or her 2016 hit single “Closer” with Halsey, which I have to admit, I’ve by no means as soon as not loved listening to. They’re additionally the best paid DJs on this planet, pulling in $46 million in 2018 according to Forbes. It’s essential to notice that they aren’t brothers, as I had beforehand thought.