While most people would blame the clueless organisers for the disastrous ‘luxury’ event Fyre Festival that left tonnes of rich revelers stranded in the Bahamas in something resembling a disaster relief shelter, Blink-182’s Matt Skiba is taking some of the credit for the festival’s downfall due to his, erm, “witchy ways”.
“I had a bad feeling about that event,” Skiba told the NME (via Rolling Stone). “I consider myself a pagan and a witch. With every inch of my energy I wanted Fyre not to happen. I put all the electricity and energy in my body against that thing happening.”
The band were set to play the festival alongside other big names like Migos, Disclosure and Major Lazer, but ended up staying home after they realised the whole thing was going pear-shaped.
“I’ve been to the Bahamas and it’s so crass,” he added. “You land in Nassau and the whole island is replete with beauty and culture, but there’s a lot of poverty. It is a largely black population then they build these places like Atlantis and the Cove that are walled off. It’s classist and racist and then they decided to park a bunch of yachts with models to show off in front of these poor people, going down there with all your Ferraris and bullshit and yachts.”
“I’ll take responsibility and everyone can blame me. Shazam. I was on my couch feeling somewhat guilty, but very relieved that I wasn’t there with people stealing from each other.”
Okay, we’ll take that into consideration Matt, although we’re sure it won’t play in court as organiser Bill McFarland faces charges of wire fraud that could land him in prison for 20 years.