Storm Area 51: The joke that became a ‘possible humanitarian disaster’

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What makes them special, however, is their proximity to a top-secret US Air Force base, commonly known as Area 51. The mysterious military test area, long associated with UFO conspiracy theories, has cemented their place in alien folklore.

In these isolated towns, from 19 September, tens of thousands of people are expected to gather for two festivals, Alienstock and Storm Area 51 Basecamp.

Unlike most large-scale festivals, these events were not years in the making. Videos for Storm Area 51: The Joke That Became A 'Storm Area 51' Planners Explain How Raid Became a Music FestivalTMZ Instead, they stemmed from an internet joke posted to Facebook just four months ago.

In a whirlwind few months, the person behind that joke helped organise one of those festivals, which he now fears could be a “possible humanitarian disaster”.

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A party planned for the millions of Facebook users signed up to storm Area 51 is raising concerns it could become ‘Fyre Fest 2.0’

The viral Facebook event inviting people to storm Area 51 later this month has been canceled due to fears that it could be a “possible humanitarian disaster.”

Organizers have written on the event’s website that they have decided to “pull the plug,” as first spotted by Buzzfeed News. At the time of writing, more than two million people had RSVPd that they’re attending the Facebook event, “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us.


Publisher: Business Insider
Date: 2019-09-10
Author: Paige Leskin
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Storm Area 51 creator calls AlienStock ‘a possible humanitarian disaster’. But it’s still going ahead.

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.’

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Publisher: Mashable
Date: 2019-09-11T09:54:34Z
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‘Storm Area 51’ creator cancels alien

Matty Roberts officially severed ties Monday with “Alienstock,” which had been scheduled at the Little A’Le’Inn in Rachel, Nev. on Sept. 20-22. The event received final approval from the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners last week to let perhaps 10,000 camp out on the property in Rachel, the town closest to the top-secret Area 51 military base.

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