Storm Area 51 creator calls AlienStock ‘a possible humanitarian disaster’. But it’s still going ahead.

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AlienStock — the Nevada desert music festival that grew out of a joke Facebook event to plan to “Naruto run” into Area 51 — is battling reports that it’s not ready to host thousands of people, after the guy who started the year’s wildest meme pulled out citing “poor planning” and endorsed a competing party.

Matty Roberts — the 21-year-old creator of the original event “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All Of Us”, which drew over 2 million RSVPs worldwide before being shut down by Facebook — had been helping to promote and book music for AlienStock. 

The festival was to be held in the tiny town of Rachel, Nevada, the nearest inhabited place to the Area 51 military site, between Sept. 19–22. AlienStock is a celebration of the unexpected virality of the Sept. 20 event (not to mention a way of attracting people away from the original, very illegal and dangerous, suggestion to try and storm a top secret Air Force base). Read more…

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Author: Caitlin Welsh

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