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​A Fyre Festival LARP is being planned in Detroit

Recreating the chaos of the world's most famous festival disaster

  • Cameron Holbrook
  • 30 January 2019
​A Fyre Festival LARP is being planned in Detroit

Following the release of Netflix and Hulu's competing documentaries on the world's most notorious music festival disaster, Fyre Festival, the fame of this tragic, turbulent and admittedly hilarious event has many people wanting to recreate the chaos.

In what started off as a late-night joke between event organizer Michelle Birawer and her friends has evolved into a significant up-and-coming event that has caught the attention of people from all over the country.

Birawer created a Facebook event called Fyre Fest LARP (live-action-role-play) on Friday, January 25. The page's description read: "Come celebrate the two year anniversary of the greatest music festival farce of ALL TIME! Details TBA."

In less than a week, thousands of people have expressed interest in the event and Fyre Fest LARP has taken on a life of its own, much like the real-life Fyre Festival did. "It’s becoming its own thing without me releasing any information," Birawer told Metro Times "It's becoming a social experiment, but a positive one!"

According to the organizer, the event will recreate the ill-fated festival with "historical accuracy". Birawer's plans include chartering a boat for those who receive "Instagram Influencer" cards, sad cheese sandwiches, parking lots filled with luggage and FEMA-style tents strewn throughout the grounds.

Originally planning to host the event on Belle Isle in the Detroit River, the Department of Natural Resources has officially banned the event from taking place. It probably did not help Fyre Fest LARP's case that despite not being approved yet, many people were calling in to ask about the event.

Instead of canceling the event, Birawer has moved it to "the party Island of Hamtramck". Hamtramck is, of course, a landlocked part of Detroit so Fyre Fest revelers will need to use their imagination.

Check out the Facebook event for Fyre Fest LARP here

[via: Metro Times]

Cameron is Mixmag's Jr. Editor. Follow him on Twitter here

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