How Fyre Festival Almost Ruined My Life, Twice

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  • Published on May 15, 2019
  • Maryann Rolle lost $50k of her savings catering for the disastrous luxury Fyre Festival before the infamous event ended in chaos, leaving her and the rest of the island unpaid.
    People witnessed her plight on a documentary about Fyre, and she suddenly made a fortune on GoFundMe. VICE went to the Bahamas to discover what she’s going to do with the money and how she almost got scammed again.
    Check out Maryann's GoFundMe: uk.gofundme.com/exuma-point-fyre-fest-debt
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  • Jet Fusion
    Jet Fusion 2 days ago

    Is the entire budget from the GoFundMe ( www.gofundme.com/exuma-point-fyre-fest-debt ) going to this lady now instead of the backstab contract deal?

  • Mark Davids
    Mark Davids 4 days ago

    Bless her

  • Draude's World
    Draude's World 22 days ago

    Lolololololo

  • ASMR TexanLatinWhisper

    she has earned endless blessing coming her way because she did not give into temptation and greed. good for her.

  • Diana Fronsdahl
    Diana Fronsdahl 27 days ago

    I really love Internet Historian's video about Fyre Festival... 😁

  • C D
    C D Month ago

    Such a beautiful Soul!

  • Wulfdane
    Wulfdane Month ago

    The one person I felt sorry for, an honorable woman who paid her employees out of her own pocket.
    It's always the people who can least afford it, who get screwed over the hardest. Maryann Rolle is an example of integrity we all should inspire to.

  • purpleXnXblu
    purpleXnXblu Month ago +1

    She didn't get the donations and somebody tried to scam her again, ARE YOU KIDDING ME??

  • Melissa Claasen
    Melissa Claasen Month ago

    What a fantastic woman. I'm glad GoFundMe worked with her.
    I cried watching this video and just want to give her a hug.
    I hope that Exuma Point bar and grill reaps the benefits of renovations and good on her for sharing her funds with the island's people.

  • Flex Bumpchest
    Flex Bumpchest Month ago

    2:26 the horizon on her shirt lines up perfectly with the actual horizon and it delights me

  • Katrinka Sandoval
    Katrinka Sandoval Month ago

    Be given 100's of thousand of dollars >> "I'm grateful."
    Sign contract with *friend*
    "No nope I will NOT share no no way."
    Is anyone else thinking what I'm thinking?

    • Preston Davis
      Preston Davis 11 days ago

      For your so called "friend" to bring you some contract stating that she is going to get half the money that was meant for YOU...... How is that right? Why does this friend need 100,000$... because she had a gofundme account? I think not

  • Oli Fletcher
    Oli Fletcher Month ago

    She should do her own fyre festival

  • Suzi Q Chav
    Suzi Q Chav Month ago

    I'm glad she was able to turn that all around 😊

  • R last
    R last Month ago +1

    this poor sweet hardworking woman. god bless her. she has been taken advantage of enough for a life time. shame for Someone trying to profit off of her

  • Larry King
    Larry King Month ago

    Nice lady. Thank you for showing me some good in this world

  • sebnec
    sebnec Month ago

    Bahamian rhapsody.

  • Ida Cesarsky
    Ida Cesarsky Month ago

    There is still love in this world

  • - Aquamarine -
    - Aquamarine - 2 months ago

    that lady deserved every dollar that went to her

  • Le Studio K
    Le Studio K 2 months ago

    bonjour , énorme !
    N' hésite pas à liker notre page le Studio K pour des mix's exclusifs de tes dj's préférés ! 🤟

  • Hey Y'all
    Hey Y'all 2 months ago +1

    Why not start a GoFundMe for all the worker's at the event and not ONLY her.

    • R last
      R last Month ago

      she spent her savings n paid others out of her pocket. although Alot worked I don't think anyone else took such a hard hit n still helped out others

  • James Stephenson
    James Stephenson 2 months ago

    I’m so proud to be of the West Indian people. Big up to Auntie, showcasin di heart of di ppl 🇹🇹🇧🇸

  • Crystal Miller
    Crystal Miller 2 months ago

    I never ever ever contribute to any go fund me campaigns for this exact reason!

  • Hannah Sweet
    Hannah Sweet 2 months ago

    A little is a lot of it’s coming from the HEART!
    Bless this Lady and her amazing attitude and outlook on her complicated situations! We need more people in this world like you sweetheart!!

  • Kris Latoya
    Kris Latoya 2 months ago

    WHY DO PEOPLE DO THAT? As soon as they find out you get money, they think they are entitled to it too. That pisses me off.

  • Courtney Hammett
    Courtney Hammett 2 months ago

    This is such an important story.

  • Landon Kupfer
    Landon Kupfer 2 months ago

    This lady is amazing she has a heart of gold

  • steve McLovin
    steve McLovin 2 months ago

    Remimder that ja rule and Billy are punk bitches that will pay instathots on time but can't find money for the people that were native to the island

  • Somnia _
    Somnia _ 2 months ago

    Did anyone else know about this festival before watching internet historian?

  • Yeoj
    Yeoj 2 months ago +1

    LA kids will ruin anything man lmao

  • maria belen coronel
    maria belen coronel 2 months ago

    Omg

  • Justin Marion
    Justin Marion 2 months ago

    'merica!

  • Lisa Ann Smith
    Lisa Ann Smith 2 months ago

    She makes me want to take a trip to Exuma Point Beach Bar and Grill. She's just lovely.

  • Elizabeth Medlin
    Elizabeth Medlin 2 months ago

    The lady WHO*

  • N I
    N I 2 months ago

    Aww cutest couple

  • Sirama
    Sirama 2 months ago

    The fact that more than 20 people was able to afford a destination festival blows my mind. When you mostly see people financially struggling or just getting by, you forget that a few thousand people out there who aren’t. In any case, I hope we all grow to have a heart as good as this woman. Her eloquence and class is rare for any economic class.

  • SCIENCE SAVES
    SCIENCE SAVES 2 months ago

    She gave 10 percent of it to a fucking church? Ugh

  • Kemarie Bug
    Kemarie Bug 2 months ago

    Who puts that much money into catering without getting a hefty deposit?

  • finallyanime
    finallyanime 2 months ago

    I really hope they helped her out

  • Fadjy The Polyglot
    Fadjy The Polyglot 2 months ago

    The crazy thing is I’m sure she would have given her friend some money either way. Greedy as hell for no reason. Glad she didn’t sign

  • Taylor Nezovich
    Taylor Nezovich 2 months ago

    Elvis might be the best thing that happened to you but I promise you’re the best thing that could’ve happened to him. This woman is a gift!

  • BongToke419
    BongToke419 2 months ago +1

    I thought the food they had was literally a piece of bread and a slice of meat?..
    Am I wrong or did I see a different post?

  • joshin
    joshin 2 months ago

    What an awesome lady and a great community. I wish you guys all the best for the future!

  • Leeked Productions
    Leeked Productions 2 months ago

    I watched this a couple of months ago
    I feel so bad for this lady
    They should’ve compensated her double for her lost and efforts

  • Ben Neely
    Ben Neely 2 months ago

    Amen! 🤘🏾🙌🏾

  • Gigi Wright
    Gigi Wright 2 months ago

    Can someone with the money power and resources bring a proper festival to the island of Exuma. I think they deserve it and in all honesty I think the island would be great

  • Daina Hulme
    Daina Hulme 2 months ago

    Love 💘 too go! Maybe one day!

  • Daina Hulme
    Daina Hulme 2 months ago

    Just give BACK!
    Great gesture

  • RINGCHINGCHYNNA !
    RINGCHINGCHYNNA ! 2 months ago

    BLESS HER !!

  • I See Tenzins Everywhere

    Give the church 10%? Uhh...what, why does that sound like protection money from the mafia?

  • Jose Chavez
    Jose Chavez 2 months ago

    I really wish RUclip would just take you directly to the comment you got a reply from. What’s the point of that notification if I can’t find the damn comment to read it.

  • United States
    United States 2 months ago

    "Give the church the 10 percent" Brainwashing worked perfectly.

  • ashleycaresse
    ashleycaresse 2 months ago

    Mannnnn that's some BS.

  • yellow teeth village
    yellow teeth village 2 months ago

    poor woman

  • AmericanTeenagers
    AmericanTeenagers 2 months ago

    I loveeeeee this woman. Omg. 😍

  • J0SH
    J0SH 2 months ago

    🇧🇸🇧🇸🇧🇸🇧🇸🇧🇸🇧🇸

  • Mouse
    Mouse 2 months ago

    Support.

  • Danielle Adair
    Danielle Adair 2 months ago +1

    And the third scam...giving the "church" ten percent.

  • YD 223
    YD 223 2 months ago

    Surviving fyre festival 🤣

  • Alyssa Dyer
    Alyssa Dyer 2 months ago

    I'm glad things worked out for her, however it's sad to hear her say how they need white tourists. Black tourist with money exist too. Islanders need to stop putting white people up on a pedalstool and acting as if they don't have the power to do great things for themselves. From one islander to another, know your worth.

  • Austin Hodgins
    Austin Hodgins 2 months ago +1

    I love her.

  • claudia V
    claudia V 2 months ago +1

    I hope you always happy

  • Nicola
    Nicola 2 months ago +1

    Sweet lady, she deserves every happiness and kindness

  • Wilson Solt
    Wilson Solt 2 months ago

    "I send my wife, hahehahe"

  • DjGhost718
    DjGhost718 2 months ago +1

    This woman is awesome

  • Priscilla
    Priscilla 2 months ago

    I at least hope she got the money she spent on it from go fund me

  • Jeff Meyers
    Jeff Meyers 2 months ago

    This new format is much more appealing. It’s about the story. Not whatever punk rocker druggy nerd reporters perspective is. Keep it and you won’t need any of George Soros money

  • Mike Trieu
    Mike Trieu 2 months ago

    Forget white tourists. Get mainland Chinese tourists. They'll be glad to build all your infrastructure for you as long as you provide them a military port.

  • James White
    James White 2 months ago

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  • Chief
    Chief 2 months ago

    1:05 mini Ladd?

  • very caring
    very caring 2 months ago

    MARYANN ROLLE YOU ARE SO LOVED!!!
    💜🌴🌺💜🌴🌺💜🌴🌺💜🌴🌺😁😁😁

  • very caring
    very caring 2 months ago

    YES ... I JUST WENT BACK TO THE VIDEO AND IT SURELY DOES HAVE THE CC BACK ON. VERY STRANGE! I CAN UNDERSTAND EVERY SINGLE WORD SHE SAID. LOL SHE IS VERY WELL SPOKEN. SHE DOES NOT HAVE A "THICK" BAHAMIAN ACCENT. SHE IS A BIG HEART WHO THOUGHT OF MONEY AS A TOOL FOR BRINGING PPL TOGETHER. GIVING BACK THAT AMT OF MONEY IS VERY NOBLE! TOTALLY PROUD AND HAPPY FOR HER BCZ THE NEGATIVE WAS TURNED INTO A WORLD CLASS POSITIVE!!!
    TRUE HUMAN BEING WITH KNOWLEDGE TO SHARE!💜🌺🌴

  • onari world
    onari world 2 months ago

    God bless her

  • lilahtov
    lilahtov 2 months ago

    What are the truly extraordinary person who demonstrates genuine integrity

  • Host Mo Berry
    Host Mo Berry 2 months ago

    Good job GoGundMe. Thank you forking w/ her

  • Jasper Hardin
    Jasper Hardin 2 months ago

    What a lovely human. I hope she’s doing well. I’m sorry this happened to her.