Since the popularization of social media, it has been a wild ride of scandals that have brought the entertainment business near to a breaking point. The icing on the cake of social media meltdowns was Fyre Fest.

Fyre Fest was a 2017 music festival created in hopes of promoting an app for talent booking. Set on the remote island Exuma, the event was advertised as a paradise getaway. Vanity Fair News claimed that “there would be rock bands, private villas and celebrity chefs, all promoted by the rapper Ja Rule and a gaggle of supermodels on Instagram. For tickets costing up to $12,000 apiece, the inaugural Fyre Festival, its organizers promised, was to be an ultra-chic ‘Coachella in the Caribbean.’” 

Many were sold on the idea of this tropical paradise music festival until they arrived at a construction site full of evacuation tents, no food and no musicians. Since the terrible event, there have been two documentaries on the subject. Seeing both will inform you of everything that happened.

SCAD’s Office of Student Life is hosting viewing parties of both documentaries and discussions afterward. The Hulu documentary, “Fyre Fraud,” will be shown and discussed on Monday, Feb. 11 from 6-8 p.m. The Netflix documentary, “Fyre: The Greatest Part that Never Happened,” will be shown and discussed on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 6-8 p.m.

The documentaries show different sides of the event. The Hulu documentary explores how and why it happened. The Netflix version shows exactly what happened, with original taken during the production of the festival.

To understand the full story of Fyre Fest, join the Office of Student Life in Training Room 256  for the viewing and discussion of both films.