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In this aerial photo, boats damaged by Hurricane Joaquin are strewn across the bush in Long Island, Bahamas, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. Joaquin unleashed heavy flooding as it roared through sparsely populated islands in the eastern Bahamas last week, as the Coast Guard searched for crew members of the U.S. container ship El Faro which they concluded sank near the Bahamas during the storm. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen)

A music festival in the Bahamas was supposed to be the dream vacation. It wasn't at all.


The Fyre Festival in the Bahamas -- described as a "luxury event" featuring big music acts and celebrity chefs-- has been canceled after a rough start, leaving many angry visitors who shelled out thousands of dollars stranded on the island, CBS News reported.

Tourists paid up to $12,000 for the event. Instead of gourmet food and lodging, they received sad cheese sandwiches and some tents.

Soon after arriving, visitors began to quickly note the sketchy situation.

Blink-182 also alluded to problems when they announced they wouldn't be performing.

The plans of those who attempted to leave were thwarted, further descending an already disorganized situation into massive chaos. 

On its website, the Fyre Festival described itself a "cultural moment created from a blend of music, art, and food."

Co-sponsor Ja Rule issued a statement, saying he was "heartbroken" at what was suppose to be an "amazing event." He also adamantly responded to claims that it was a scam.

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