A Fyre Festival pop-up shop opens in NYC

Open for one night only, a pop up shop peddling commemorative merchandise from the infamous event disaster that is , is scheduled to open up today near Union Square in Manhattan.

To recap what we already know, Fyre Festival was organized by Ja Rule and Billy McFarland’s Fyre Media company. It developed an image luxury due to a major social media campaign that had famous celebrities post on Instagram to f the festival's beach paradise ferings. Tickets ranged from $4,000 to $12,000 and the lineup featured Major Lazer, Disclosure, Skepta, Kaytranada and more. That said, artists pulled out before the festival began without any knowledge to ticket holders. Once patrons arrived, they were met with an empty beach, dismal tent conditions and bread and cheese for meals.

Festival founder McFarland was and was ordered to pay back $26 million to his investors. He also faces up to 40 years on top $100 million worth civil lawsuits. Hulu is also creating a about the festival fiasco.

The pop-up shop is set to open up today at 873 Broadway, 6th floor, from 6 pm to 9 pm. "It's amazing what you can find at auction these days!" boasts the press release from pop-up shop organizer.

No clothing or merchandise from the pop-up shop is available for preview, but pieces authentic Fyre Festival gear have been known to go for as much as $300 on .

Cameron is Mixmag's US Digital Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter

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