If you’re ever in need of a pick-me-up, it’s always nice to remember the Fyre Festival: the greatest example of how wealth and privilege can leave some people a little… delicate.
No, we’re not talking about having to use the gross Porta-Potties at a music festival or eating yourself into a food coma at the county fair. The astonishingly crazy things that people undertake at these dangerous festivals go way beyond that, ranging from dangerous to death-defying. It makes you wonder why they still happen every year! If the Darwin Awards don’t already feature a festival category, they should take a look at this video.
Some of these festivals may seem innocent enough, like the Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling and Wake. A big wheel of cheese is rolled down a hill, and people chase it. Innocent enough, right? Yeah, that is until you see just how steep the hill is, and how people look like ragdolls as they fling themselves down the hill, all for a chance to bring home 9 pounds of cheese. And that’s just the least of it! Whether they’re shooting fireworks at each other or facing down dangerous animals twice their size, people seem to love participating in these mind-bogglingly dangerous festivals. What can we say? Whatever floats your boat, world.