Blink 182 member blames his ‘pagan witchy ways’ for the demise of Fyre Festival
Blink 182‘s Matt Skiba has opened up and proclaimed that he may have had a hand in the demise of Fyre Festival, one of the biggest disasters since TomorrowWorld 2015. Statements from Skiba have surfaced, and he claims he used witchcraft to hex the festival into non-existence.
“I’ll take responsibility and everyone can blame me. Shazam. I was on my couch feeling somewhat guilty, but very relieved that I wasn’t there with people stealing from each other.”
Fyre Festival was pitted to be this years top-notch, luxury getaway for influencers, models, and anyone who had a mere $5000-$25,000 laying around to purchase a ticket. The event was staged in the Bahama’s and promoted heavily by Hollywood big shots including Kendall Jenner, and Gigi and Bella Hadid. Alongside of Blink 182, Migos, Major Lazer, and Disclosure were headlining acts for the extravagant event. After attendees arrived, many were displeased arriving to grounds that were far from ready for the crowds, lackluster accommodations, and many other downfalls. Allegations that the festival was a fraud began, and the demise followed suit.
Months later, Skiba spoke with NME about the bands slotted performance, why they cancelled, and why he believes he had a hand in the downfall.
“I had a bad feeling about that event,” Skiba told NME. “I consider myself a pagan and a witch. With every inch of my energy I wanted Fyre not to happen. I put all the electricity and energy in my body against that thing happening.”
The bandmate went on to explain that Blink 182 withdrew from the event prior to because of logistical and technical issues, feeling that the organizers and event planners would not have the equipment necessary for the band to put on a show up to standard.
Skiba spoke lightly on the topic of promotion for the event, too. The Bahamas, outside of Nassau, are poverty stricken and the quality of life isn’t all that glamorous. In his eyes, the way organizers, promoters, and employees of the festival were unbothered by interrupting life disgusted him. If all the yachts and money wasn’t a slap in the face for the native people, the full production of models and glamorous luxuries would be.
“I’ve been to the Bahamas and it’s so crass,” Skiba continued. “You land in Nassau and the whole island is replete with beauty and culture, but there’s a lot of poverty. It is a largely black population then they build these places like Atlantis and the Cove that are walled off. It’s classist and racist and then they decided to park a bunch of yachts with models to show off in front of these poor people, going down there with all your Ferraris and bullshit and yachts.”
It may be noteworthy to mention these statements seem a bit far-fetched. Perhaps Skiba was speaking out in a sarcastic, joking manner.
H/T: Rolling Stone