With the Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland in jail and the last of the festival’s merch being auctioned off, you’d be excused for thinking that the whole disaster is over. At the same time, it kind of feels like we’ll never get those images of wet mattresses and soggy cheese sandwiches out of our minds, and that’s definitely not going to be helped by the fact that McFarland is working on a book chronicling the event: Promythus: The God of Fyre.
According toNY Mag, McFarland wants to set the record straight and has been reaching out to various editors for the book. One of these editors is Josh Raab, who recalls being told by McFarland’s girlfriend: “Last month, two documentaries came out about the Fyre Festival but unfortunately both misrepresented the real events and Billy would like to share his story.”
How exactly the convicted serial fraudster would make the events that unfolded over influencer’s social media accounts back in 2017 seem any better is unclear, and he’s already missed his projected publishing date of late April.
Apparently he estimates that Promythus will come in at around 800 handwritten pages. He’s been writing the whole book in longhand, sending it as letters from prison (kind of like Oscar Wilde, but worse in presumably every way).
And why the rush to get it published? Well, McFarland allegedly hinted at the reason in emails to Raab, writing: “Putting in terms of Wolf of Wall Street, the Festival will not be a one and done event – it’s happening again, so the original story will lose the potential to be told and set the stage if it’s not done before the next events take place.”
Well, that’s something to look forward to, isn’t it?