Whining influencers mocked after star-studded $2,000-a-ticket Revolve Festival descends into chaos

Influencers who attended this weekend’s Revolve Festival show are being mocked on social media for a series of hysterical social media posts in which many can be seen complaining about their experience after the poorly planned festival forced them to wait in the desert ‘for hours’ before they were picked up by a bus that eventually took them to the luxe event.

Some have even compared the apparent disorganization of the event to that of the infamous Fyre Festival of 2017, which saw people scammed out of tens of thousands of dollars and stranded on a remote island with little food or water.

By comparison, the Revolve Festival was a free event for influencers who made the cut and attended voluntarily, whereupon they were lavished with free food and drinks together with free designer clothing from the company. The event was also attended by several A-list celebrities, including Kim Kardashian, Halsey and Kendall Jenner.

The complaints were seized upon by social media users, who apparently did not want to hear it.

‘Influencers dub Revolve Festival ‘Fyre Fest 2.0’ following ‘chaos’ on Coachella weekend == what a pity — does anyone feel sorry for them — PROBABLY NOT,’ wrote David B.

‘All my friends stories from revolve fest make me wanna kms,’ added Karla, using an abbreviation for ‘kill myself.’

‘Might buy something from revolve just because they made a bunch of influencers stand outside for 6 +hours,’ tweeted Carla M.

‘Current favorite activity is seeing all of the revolve festival girlies’ dreamy, curated content and then going to their spam to get the tea on how they REALLY feel,’ added Haley Rae. 

‘It’s sad but fascinating that the influencers here spend their time looking like they have a good time instead of having a good time’, wrote OnlyZans.

‘No idea what Revolve Festival is but i see the phrase “influencers stranded” And I need to know everything’, stated Danny Gold.  

Influencers who attended this weekend's Revolve Festival show are being mocked on social media for their hysterical videos which sees them complaining about having to wait in the desert 'for hours' in order for them to be picked up by a bus to take them to the free event

Influencers who attended this weekend’s Revolve Festival show are being mocked on social media for their hysterical videos which sees them complaining about having to wait in the desert ‘for hours’ in order for them to be picked up by a bus to take them to the free event

Photos from the Festival itself show smiling influencers in trendy outfits, posing in front of picture-perfect scenes — but according to some who had invites, the experience wasn’t quite as glamorous as images indicate.

Several attendees at the event complained of ‘poor transportation’ and ‘bad management,’ saying that they were stranded in a parking lot for hours waiting for shuttles that didn’t come.

Antsy ticket-holders were left hot and dizzy with no water, leading to several allegedly passing out.

Some complained of ‘pushing, shoving, and shouting’ as influencers fought for spaces on buses when they finally did arrive.

The complaints, unsurprisingly, generated little empathy with followers online.  

‘The Revolve Festival drama is not doing it for me. It looks like people were moderately inconvenienced by the shuttles? Girl that’s like every festival. I can’t find anything but freezing cold, stale, unsweetened tea on this. If you’re seeing something else let a bish know,’ wrote The Nash Attack.

‘idk why people are surprised coachella and the revolve festival flopped, events like that make ppl with 30k followers act like the world revolves around them,’ wrote Des.

‘My favorite part about the Revolve Festival drama is that people actually waited up to 8 hours to get on a bus?! Imao. I would have given up after 30 min and found something else to do! It’s just a party lol,’ commented Tara Soud.

‘Listening to influencers complain about the lack of a good time they had at revolve festival is giving me such an ick. i understand some elements of disappointment but it’s drawing attention to a very odd display of wealth and entitlement,’ stated HiShelby.

The complaints drew little sympathy from those viewing the videos and hearing about their 'flop' of a weekend

The complaints drew little sympathy from those viewing the videos and hearing about their ‘flop’ of a weekend

Clothing brand Revolve hosted a two-day festival in La Quinta, California - but some logistical issues have drawn criticism from attendees

Clothing brand Revolve hosted a two-day festival in La Quinta, California – but some logistical issues have drawn criticism from attendees

Influencers were invited to the exclusive event to have fun and take photos, but several have complained that it was mismanaged after attendees were stranded in a parking lot for hours

Influencers were invited to the exclusive event to have fun and take photos, but several have complained that it was mismanaged after attendees were stranded in a parking lot for hours

They had to wait for bus transportation which didn't come quickly enough

Antsy ticket-holders were left hot and dizzy with no water, leading to several allegedly passing out

Antsy ticket-holders were left hot and dizzy with no water, leading to several allegedly passing out 

Those who put up with the wait and made it to the festival appeared to have a great time

Those who put up with the wait and made it to the festival appeared to have a great time

The exclusive event is held annually during the first weekend of Coachella but isn’t affiliated with the bigger festival.

Now in its fifth year — with a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic — Revolve Festival has its own musical performances, as well as countless expertly-crafted photo ops.  

But the journey to get there was far from picture-perfect, according to some who have spoken out.

Los Angeles Magazine’s Joseph Kaps broke the news on Twitter on Saturday, writing that there was ‘drama going down at Revolve Festival’ which ‘sinks to level of Fryre Festival.’

‘Influencers stranded in the dirt with no water, under the hot sun for HOURS, waiting for buses that aren’t coming to bring them to actual festival,’ he wrote, saying that there were ‘alleged fights, screaming, [and] everyone is dizzy.’ 

Los Angeles Magazine¿s Joseph Kaps broke the news on Twitter on Saturday, writing that there was 'drama going down at Revolve Festival' which 'sinks to level of Fryre Festival'

Los Angeles Magazine’s Joseph Kaps broke the news on Twitter on Saturday, writing that there was ‘drama going down at Revolve Festival’ which ‘sinks to level of Fryre Festival’

'Influencers stranded in the dirt with no water, under the hot sun for HOURS, waiting for buses that aren't coming to bring them to actual festival,' he wrote, saying that there were 'alleged fights, screaming, [and] everyone is dizzy'

‘Influencers stranded in the dirt with no water, under the hot sun for HOURS, waiting for buses that aren’t coming to bring them to actual festival,’ he wrote, saying that there were ‘alleged fights, screaming, [and] everyone is dizzy’

On Twitter, @iamchrismangos asserted that Revolve Festival was 'the MOST unorganized event I¿ve ever gone too'

On Twitter, @iamchrismangos asserted that Revolve Festival was ‘the MOST unorganized event I’ve ever gone too’

‘Security had crowds of influencers yelling how “important they were and why they deserved the first seat,”‘ he continued.

He described ‘chaos,’ quoting a security guard who said: ‘I don’t know who the F these people are. I don’t who is actually important and who is lying, or if any of them are important.’

Accounts soon began coming in from influencers who were there — but never actually made it to the festival, giving up after hours of waiting. 

One, Averie Bishop, said the problem stemmed from the fact that attendees could only get to the festival in one of Revolve’s own shuttles — which didn’t come frequently enough.

She and a friend waited in line for two hours before they finally ‘bailed.’ 

‘The logistics of getting to the festival… out of [control],’ she said, while her friend added that it was ‘dangerous.’

‘There was pushing, shoving, shouting, yanking people in front of the buses. People standing in between the buses while they were moving! Just to get on these buses and get to the Revolve Festival,’ she said.

Averie Bishop, said the problem stemmed from the fact that attendees could only get to the festival in one of Revolve's own shuttles - which didn't come frequently enough

Averie Bishop, said the problem stemmed from the fact that attendees could only get to the festival in one of Revolve’s own shuttles – which didn’t come frequently enough

She and a friend waited in line for two hours before they finally 'bailed'

She and a friend waited in line for two hours before they finally ‘bailed’

TikToker Hannah Kosh also complained about the event

Kristi Howard said she waited five hours and people behaved like 'monkeys'

TikTokers Hannah Kosh (left) and Kristi Howard (right) also complained about the event 

TikToker Hannah Kosh confirmed, saying: ‘You guys, it was all of that and more. People were raiding the buses. The bus drivers refused to come back. I saw three people pass out in line myself. Wild.’

Another TikToker, Kristi Howard, said she flew in from Nashville with her boyfriend to attend the event, but never got inside.

‘Waiting 5 hours in line like we were told didn’t get us anywhere thx to great security & organized transportation,’ she said. 

‘Now I love Revolve, everything I wear is Revolve, but Revolve Festival was a sh**show, it was a disaster,’ she went on. 

Kristi insisted she’s ‘not entitled at all,’ but there was ‘poor transportation, communication, and bad management’ that ruined the experience.

Kristi also complained of ‘randos’ who behaved badly, ‘shoving and acting like psychos.’ 

‘I think it was just an oversold event. People were acting like wild monkeys,’ she said, adding that it was ‘stressful’ and a ‘madhouse.’

Kristi Howard (not pictured) conceded that people who who did get into the event looked like they had fun and posted a lot of great photos

Kristi Howard (not pictured) conceded that people who who did get into the event looked like they had fun and posted a lot of great photos

But, she she noted, they are expected share content to as part of their invitation

But, she she noted, they are expected share content to as part of their invitation

But, she she noted, they are expected share content to as part of their invitation

The festival itself certainly seemed well-planned, with incredible photo ops

The festival itself certainly seemed well-planned, with incredible photo ops

There were plenty of large floral displays for guests to take lots of pictures

There were plenty of large floral displays for guests to take lots of pictures

There were plenty of large floral displays for guests to take lots of pictures

The exclusive event required an invitation or a very pricey $2,000 ticket

The exclusive event required an invitation or a very pricey $2,000 ticket

In its fifth year, it's held during the first weekend of Coachella but is not affiliated with Coachella and has its own performances

In its fifth year, it's held during the first weekend of Coachella but is not affiliated with Coachella and has its own performances

In its fifth year, it’s held during the first weekend of Coachella but is not affiliated with Coachella and has its own performances

While she conceded that people who who did get into the event looked like they had fun and posted a lot of great photos, she noted that they are expected share content to as part of their invitation. 

‘I don’t know why they’re acting like they didn’t just get trampled to get there,’ she said.

Kristi was also one of several attendees who say they had to spend quite a bit of money to attend. Typically, Revolve pays influencers’ expenses for attending, and will even give them store credit to purchase outfits from its website to wear.

But this year, Revolve appears to have extended invites beyond big influencers, sending last-minute invites to smaller ‘micro-influencers’ as well — and they didn’t get the same privileges. 

Kirsti said she spend hundreds on her flights and other transportation, while Maria Caballero said she was asked by Revolve to pay $2,000 just to get a spot on the guest list.

“When you get an email from REVOLVE inviting you to REVOLVE festival but they’re asking you to pay $2k instead of [bringing] a +1,’ Maria wrote on TikTok, sharing a screenshot of the email.

Revolve Festival also had a roster of celebrities turn up, including Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner

Revolve Festival also had a roster of celebrities turn up, including Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner

Of course, none - including Chloe and Halle Bailey, pictured - had to take the buses

Of course, none – including Chloe and Halle Bailey, pictured – had to take the buses

Also in attendance were Halsey (pictured), Sydney Sweeney, Storm Reid, and Olivia Culpo

Chanel Iman

Also in attendance were Halsey (left), Sydney Sweeney, Chanel Iman (right), Storm Reid, and Olivia Culpo

‘@Revolve it’s giving greedy,’ wrote one commenter, while another said, ‘Lmfao not them charging u to pay for the other influencers??’

Meanwhile, on Twitter, @iamchrismangos asserted that Revolve Festival was ‘the MOST unorganized event I’ve ever gone too.’ 

‘They had ppl waiting outside in the heat with no water, there was no data to even call a Uber to leave. I was sitting in line for 3 hours. There’s so much more omg,’ he tweeted.

Revolve Festival also had a roster of celebrities turn up — though none of them would have had to take the buses.

Among the stars in attendance were Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Halsey, Chloe and Halle Bailey, Sydney Sweeney, Chanel Iman, Storm Reid, and Olivia Culpo.

DailyMail.com has reached out to a Revolve spokesperson for comment.  



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