It all started as a joke when Matty Roberts, a college student, created an event on Facebook called “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us.” The event, scheduled for Sept. 20, was meant as a joke about making a run on the mysterious and well-protected military test site in southern Nevada.
Currently, more than 2 million Facebook users are planning to attend “Storm area 51” and 1.5 million are interested. A large number of interested participants was sufficient reason for the US authorities to issue a warning that they were prepared to defend US interests and property.
Following that announcement, the organizer of the “Storm area 51” Matty Roberts publicly stated that the invitation was a joke.
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Music Festival – Alienstock
Instead of going through with the Area 51 raid in September, the humorous call has now turned into a real intention to hold a three-day UFO-themed music festival in a town Rachel, just outside of Zone 51. Its name is Alienstock, apparently borrowed from the legendary Woodstock festival. The festival is scheduled to take place on September 19.
Skeptics have already predicted that Alienstock, a festival that accepts donations from potential visitors, will turn into a disaster of the same magnitude as the infamous Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, hosted by adventurer Bill McFarland and popular musician Ja Rule. For MacFarland, this particular adventure ended with a six-year prison term for fraud.
The organizer’s alien-themed party went their separate ways this week, leading to accusations of secrecy and poor planning.
Alienstock was supposed to take place at the Little A’Le’Inn Motel in the remote town of Rachel, Nev, but the Motel owner Connie West refused to provide the organizers with any paper evidence she’d secured the necessary contracts or made the necessary deposits for the fest.
On Monday, Sept. 9, Roberts announced that he was backing out of the event in Rachel, and instead moving Alienstock to a “safe, clean secure area” in downtown Las Vegas.
“Due to the lack of infrastructure, poor planning, risk management and blatant disregard for the safety of the expected 10,000+ Alienstock attendees, we decided to pull the plug on the festival,”
Meanwhile, Owner of Little A’Le’Inn Motel, Ms. West has said that the party in Rachel is still on.
Roberts’ statement on the Alienstock website reads. “We are not interested in, nor will we tolerate any involvement in a FYREFEST 2.0. We foresee a possible humanitarian disaster in the works, and we can’t participate in any capacity at this point.”
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In a letter on Thursday, a lawyer representing Mr. Roberts and Mr. Daily asked Ms. West to stop promoting the “Alienstock” event that had been planned in Rachel.
Instead, they are directing their followers on Facebook and elsewhere to an event on Sept. 19, hosted by the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center and sponsored by Bud Light. About 8,000 people are expected to attend.