Billy McFarland

Our subject today became world-famous for organizing the greatest failure of a music festival in modern history. The live-streamed disaster that was Fyre Fest entertained the internet in the spring of 2017 and subsequently created two of the most entertaining documentaries of 2019. On this episode of AHC, we dig a little deeper into Billy McFarland and find that Fyre Festival wasn’t his only disaster.

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