Why Revolve Festival Is Being Dubbed Fyre Festival 2.0

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| LAST UPDATE 04/21/2022

By Zoe Browning
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For most of us, we already know this past weekend was Coachella. And we don't know about you, but our feeds have been filled with a million pictures of influencers wearing stunning outfits during the 3-day event in the desert. But it seems like it wasn't all as glamorous as the photos made it out to be - because there was one specific event that didn't live up to the expectations these social media stars had expected. Here's the scoop.

The 5th annual Revolve Festival was held at the Merv Griffin Estate in La Quinta, California, on both Saturday and Sunday. Many celebs, including Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner, attended and, of course, hundreds of our fav influencers. But unfortunately, many have been referring to the event as Fyre Festival 2.0. You know... that one festival that didn't quite go as planned.

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The party, which could only be entered if you had an invite (or a plus one), included many exclusive amenities, such as free food from the LA-trendy supermarket, Erewon, Kendall Jenner's 818 cocktails, and a giant carnival-like Ferris wheel. But sadly, not everyone had a chance to try out the complimentary snacks or even see the exclusive performances by Jack Harlow and Willow Smith. Apparently, the buses that took these influencers to the event were very unorganized - some people even claimed to wait over 3 hours and still never got a ride. "Influencers stranded in the dirt with no water, under the hot sun for HOURS, waiting for buses," explained Los Angeles magazine's reporter, Joseph Kapsch. 

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Several TikTok stars and Instagram models were upset that they were personally invited, yet still couldn't manage to get in. Averie Bishop shared during a TikTok video that the Revolve Festival was "absolute chaos," adding that the shuttle service they provided wasn't organized and "dangerous." Another TikToker, Kristi Howard claimed she spent thousands of dollars to get to Palm Springs and attend the party. "I flew out there thinking I had this big opportunity for my career," Howard said. So while the festival did exist (unlike Fyre), it seems the main issue was getting in. So maybe next year (or next weekend), the Revolve Festival will be easier for those with an invite to attend. Stay tuned for updates!

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