The Fyre Festival became the overnight talk of social media andthe fodder of talk show hosts the first weekend of May.

Hundreds of people were left stuck in the Bahamas to attend anevent that reportedly left them with sub-standard shelter, limitedtoilets and no organization as to how to get back home.

This debacle was one of the most embarrassing situations inrecent concert festival memory. And it is a reminder of theserious challenges festival operators faceplanning these events. According to Billboard, over 32 million people attended events like theWE Fest, Bonnaroo and Coachella in 2015. These events, frankly,have become as much a part of the summer as cookouts and swimmingpools.

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