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Matt Skiba Apologizes to Fans for the Fyre Festival

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  1. Melody Bot

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    TMZ caught up with Blink-182’s Matt Skiba and asked him about the Frye Festival. He apologized to fans for the disaster:

    We were only pulling out because we were getting the feeling that it didn’t have enough of our stage that we needed to put on the show we have. We’re on tour right now and we have a production that we bring with us and they weren’t able to facilitate the show that we put on, so we were just like, ‘We can’t play the show.’

  2. aniafc


    By "enough of our stage" does he mean "there was no stage at all"?
  3. Zilla

    Trusted Supporter

    That's where they went wrong - dedicating an entire festival to former Cleveland Browns quarterback Charlie Frye.
  4. scottlechowicz

    Trusted Supporter

    Actually, I believe the festival was dedicated to current Cleveland Cavalier Channing Frye.
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  5. popdisaster00

    I'm usually deluded Moderator

    Skiba interviewed by things change
  6. Zilla

    Trusted Supporter

    Love it!
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  7. aniafc


    Neither of these matter because it's called Fyre Festival. Gosh. Can't you all keep track of high-dollar festivals that flop and turn out to be a scheme?
  8. scottlechowicz

    Trusted Supporter

    It was too beautiful and pure for this world. So our dream had to die.
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  9. Zilla

    Trusted Supporter

    Check out the headline, bro.
  10. damn you typos
  11. aniafc


    What's really comical is that they are offering these attendees free VIP tickets to next year's event.
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  12. scottlechowicz

    Trusted Supporter

    It is ok. For one glorious moment, we got to fly too close to the sun.
  13. Arry

    it was all a dream Prestigious

    the pitch deck got leaked, and it's full of typos and useless buzzwords like "the fyre squad" and "the fyre starters". a beautiful dumpster fyre
    Raku likes this.
  14. Iamhollywood315


    haha after the lawsuit thats most likely going to take a year or more to stand trial their won't be a 2018 festival. Jersey boy and Rule are going to have some agonizing and difficult months ahead and I almost started to feel bad for them but in reality, the writing was on the wall and I'm sure they knew for a fact it couldn't be pulled off months prior and for that I do not feel bad for them because they could have pulled the plug early on and bowed out before the shit storm. They essentially put peoples lives and well being in jepordy and that's not cool.
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  15. aniafc


    Absolutely, no feeling bad for Ja Rule and the other guy here -- at all. There was an article from an employee who worked with them and they made it seem like Ja Rule didn't take it seriously at all, which is not surprising.

    Just a bad situation, and I feel terrible for everyone who paid for this.
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  16. sammyboy516

    Trusted Prestigious

    They made the right call, this festival was a disaster of hilarious proportions.
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  17. AsfAstAswegofar


    the comments under that video are depressing.
  18. tdlyon

    Most Dope Supporter

    TMZ comments are even worse than Youtube comments
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  20. Steve_JustAGuy


    I love his music and all, but I highly doubt I'd be able to pick out Matt Skiba at LAX.
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  21. SteveLikesMusic

    approx. 3rd coolest Steve on here Supporter

    I'm a little weirded out that they aren't willing to play a show without 'production'. Obviously bailing on Fyre is the right call but, for that reason...hmm...
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  22. devenstonow

    Noobie Supporter

    because decisions like that aren't made by blink-182
  23. aniafc


    I don't know if they could legally say "we pulled out because the festival looked like a dumpster fire and a scam to the people who purchased tickets"
  24. Schooner


    Best decision to get the hell ou of that thing and keep their brand nowhere associated it

    Also kudos for Channing Frye joke above fella