Music festival compared to Fyre after shuttle bus fiasco

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Attendees of Miami’s Ultra Music Festival are dubbing it “Fyre Festival 2.”

A logistical meltdown on Friday night caused more than 50,000 concertgoers to wait for hours for shuttle buses to take them from the island of Virginia Key to Miami after the last show ended at around 2 a.m.

Video posted to social media shows hoards of rowdy revelers opting to walk or run across the Rickebacker Causeway back to Miami instead of waiting for the buses.

Meanwhile, attendees standing on line to get on the 200 buses Ultra had prepared gripped about how haphazard the system was and the hours-long wait.

As partyers poured out, a tree caught fire.

Social media users were quick to compare the meldtown to the Fyre Festival, where attendees were promised a luxury experience and instead paid thousands of dollars for prepackaged sandwiches and FEMA tents.

“Ultra almost feels like Fyre Festival and it’s only day 1,” tweeted one person, along with a video of people running across the bridge to get home.

The festival shared an apology on Twitter.

“Last night, many of you experienced challenging transportation conditions leaving the festival. This is unacceptable and inconsistent with the high standards you have come to expect from us. For this, we are sorry,” they said. “As you might expect, we have already been working cooperatively with our city and county partners to promptly address and resolve these issues.”

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