The press around Fyre Festival seems to be going the opposite way of the DoDo — it just refuses to die out. After two telling accounts of the fraudulent festival catastrophe, out last week on Hulu and Netflix, Blink-182’s Matt Skiba came forth recently to say he’d used witchcraft to ensure the festival wouldn’t happen.
Of course, Blink-182 was scheduled to headline the event that never took place, alongside Migos, Major Lazer, Disclosure, and many more. Most names, however, followed suit with Blink-182 and began immediately pulling out after hearing social media horror stories over the event. When the weekend took a catastrophic turn — due to bad weather, logistical nightmares, and downright fraudulent promises — unsuspecting attendees were left to deal with refugee camp conditions, starvation, looting, and a general Lord of the Flies mentality.
Of course, there had been bad press arriving almost daily in the months leading up to the event, mostly thanks to the @FyreFraud Twitter account. When Skiba learned of the Fyre Festival’s actions unfolding in real time, he decided to take matters into his own hands — by way of witchcraft.
“I had a bad feeling about that event,” he revealed to 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.”
Beyond manifesting his power in the ethereal realm, Skiba explained Blink-182’s professional decision to back out as well:
“We pulled out for technical and logistical issues and the rest of it crumbled to shit because that’s what it was. It was bullshit. I used my witchy ways and it seemed to work. I’ll take responsibility and everyone can blame me.”
Fyre owner Billy MacFarland is facing six years in prison for the whole debacle, with sideline partner Ja Rule claiming he will be telling his side of the story “very soon.” If nothing else, we can expect much more to unfold in the ongoing Fyre saga.