Another destination weekend celebration is drawing parallels with the most notorious festival disaster of all time. However, there’s one major difference between Orange Crush and Fyre Festival — Orange Crush actually happened. Well, kinda.
Orange Crush on Tybee Island in Georgia faced severe complications over the weekend when the organizer was arrested, ultimately leading to its demise. Islanders and spring breakers simply continued to enjoy the beach bash even after it was officially canceled.
Here’s what happened…
According to multiple reports, promoter George “Mikey” Turner was arrested on a felony charge of “serious damage to personal and real property,” plus violations against city ordinances and for promoting an event without a city permit. He also gave a false name to police officers. This put a halt to the entire production.
Apparently the charges were made in connection with a house party, during which Turner allegedly charged cover for 200+ attendees. The party was broken up as soon as police arrived and it was later announced that the Turner-associated organized festivities would cease.
Just like that, the music festival was canceled overnight. Orange Crush did enjoy some music and partying throughout the weekend despite this unfortunate turn of events.
Read more on Orange Crush here.
Orange Crush 2019 Canceled
The Tybee Island Police Department had arrested the promoter of Orange Crush on felony charges along with city ordinance violations pertaining to promoting an unpermitted event. As a result, all events… https://t.co/k6rbMQ2lmJ
— Tybee Island Police (@Tybee_PD) April 27, 2019