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HipHollywood is learning exclusively just how horrid the accommodations were during the first night of Ja Rule’s Fyre Festival.

A ticket holder, who is currently beachside, making the best of her trip, tells us exactly what went down the moment things started to unfold.

According to the source, the flight that was supposed to take her crew to the Exumas was delayed two hours on account of the festival. Fans sat on the tarmac for hours in the beating sun, only to be told that Fyre was holding planes back because they weren’t prepared for arrivals.

Once they flew into what was supposed to be an exotic and lavish island, attendees were bused to a local beach to kill time — a location, we are told, that had vile food and busted bathrooms. In fact, the bathrooms were so abominable, concert goers were told to use the restrooms in nearby homes if available.

Once they eventually arrived to the festival, the grounds were not nearly as luxurious as promised. “It was not a beach,” the insider tells us. “It was more like a construction site next to some septic pool looking thing.”

We are also told the tents, situated on hard cement, were shoddy and the mattresses were wet from the previous night’s rain. As for the food on the grounds, one word describes the upsetting nourishment: Abysmal. “They promised curated cuisine but gave us cold ham sandwiches and water,” the source explains.

The insider tells us she expected sparse conditions; however, the “massively mismanaged communications and logistics” seemed to be the real downfall.

As previously reported, Fyre canceled the two-weekend event on Friday morning after realizing how poorly prepared they were . The weekend’s headliner, Blink 182, even pulled out of the event on Thursday night because they were not “confident that we would have what we need to give you the quality of performances we always give our fans.”

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Watch: Halle Berry Issues Whiskey Challenge During ‘Kingsman’ Interview



Halle Berry proved she could hang with the fellas when she downed a glass of whiskey at Comic Con alongside her Kingsman: The Golden Circle co-stars. But don’t expect her to do that again.

“No more, no more,” she said after hilariously bolting from the room when we asked her if she’d drink another glass. “I will never [do it again], and no one lets me live down the fact that I did it either.”

According to Berry she was ill for three days after, but that didn’t stop her and Pedro Pascal from daring me to throw back a glass right before our interview.

Not one to turn down a challenge, I did it, and received a round of applause and high fives before preceding to discuss the duo’s roles and why they decided to join the cast of Kingsman.

“Matthew Vaughn’s version of these movies always interested me” explained Berry who is no stranger to spy flicks after starring in the James Bond film Die Another Day. “I was apart of the Bond series and I feel like this is similar but it’s also for the new generation.”

She continued, “Some of the elements are the same but I call it spy thriller 2.0, he takes it to the next level that no one else does right now.”

In the film Berry, Pascal, Jeff Bridges and Channing Tatum play members of the Statesmen – a U.S. Spy agency operating out of a Kentucky Bourbon distillery. Pascal told us he gained a newfound appreciation for men in suits, but still prefers his jeans.

“I play agent whiskey. I’m a southern gentlemen so I’m a little more buttoned up … I’m like the stateside version of those square pegs from across the pond,” he joked.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle hits theaters September 22.

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