A Photo For The History Books
Image Source: Trevor DeHaas/Flipkick
Whether you watched the Netflix and Hulu documentaries profiling the failed fiasco that was Fyre Festival (say that three times fast!), or were monitoring the mess of it all on social media back in 2017, you probably remember that viral photo of a less-than-appetizing meal of two slices of bread, two slices of cheese and a sad looking salad.
Well, Trevor DeHaas, the attendee who Tweeted the original photo, is attempting to sell this historic snapshot/meme/cultural masterpiece for a worthy cause on Flipkick, a website that creates and sells non-fungible tokens (NFTs). For a cool $80,000, the winning bidder will receive all copyrights to the image (and not to mention bragging rights to “a timeless image of inestimable cultural import,” according to the seller).
DeHaas told Axios he was inspired by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey who had sold his first tweet for $2.9 million, and he plans to use the money to cover medical expenses for his battle with Berger’s disease and a possible kidney transplant.
This just goes to show the importance of holding onto that lo-res photo you have saved on your old flip phone… and what cultural significance old memes, music festivals and viral fails still hold to this day!
Posted by Katie