Podcast: Event Producer Andy King Spills the Beans on the Fyre Festival (Episode 133)
The Fyre Festival event planner discusses his relationship with Billy McFarland, where the festival went wrong—and yes, that infamous story that led to his viral fame.
Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik
Guest: Andy King
In this special bonus episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, sit down with the Andy King, the co-founder of Inward Point who has become best known for his work on the ultimately doomed Fyre Festival. King discusses how he met and started working with Billy McFarland, the steps he took to try and fix the festival, what social media got wrong, and the lessons event pros can learn from the event. And yes—he does address that infamous scene in the Netflix documentary.
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Running time 57:20.
Roundtable Discussion: what his specific job was at the Fyre Festival; the moment he realized the event couldn't be saved; what he thinks of his viral fame; whether or not McFarland has apologized; how the documentary has changed his career; his work on zero waste and sustainability-focused events
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