Storm Area 51 / Alien Stock Festival Fail

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Storm Area 51 / Alien Stock Festival Fail

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Post by NotaPerson » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:17 pm

This is probably worth keeping an eye on....

He got 2 million people to say they’d storm Area 51. Now he’s planning an alien festival.
The man who created the Internet sensation, Storm Area 51 — They Can’t Stop All of Us, is planning a real-life festival called Alien Stock near the remote base within the Nevada Test and Training Range, a couple hours’ drive northwest of Las Vegas. The three-day festival set to start Sept. 20, a celebration of aliens that promises surprise performances, art installations and camping, is expected to pack a tiny town already overrun by media attention and a spike in extraterrestrial enthusiasm.

With just over a month left to plan and some residents reportedly less than thrilled about the attention, the organizers are focused on the logistics of bringing thousands to a town of 54 people, as counted in the last Census. They’re fending off suggestions they could be planning the next Fyre Festival, the 2017 event that fell apart spectacularly and led to fraud charges.
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Brock Daily, an Arkansas college student and one of the organizers of the festival, told The Post he’s expecting 5,000 to 30,000 people to show up for Alien Stock, which Daily said he pitched to Storm Area 51 creator Mathew Roberts last month. The 20-year-old said it’s hard to share precise interest numbers because they just started publicizing.

But any total in the thousands will pose logistical challenges in a place as small and rural as Rachel. A prominent notice on the town’s website warns festivalgoers of the limited infrastructure. “There is no gas and no store. … We expect cell service and the Internet to be offline,” the note reads. “Credit card [processing] will not work, so bring enough cash.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technolo ... -festival/

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Post by boots » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:21 pm

Attending that would be like a reverse-IQ test.

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Post by Slim Cognito » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:25 pm

It would be fun to people watch...if you could land in the middle via helicopter and then GTH out.
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Post by Dan1100 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:28 pm

"Devin Nunes is having a cow over this."

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Post by Dolly » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:29 pm

12:29 PM EDT
The Men Who Got Arrested Hoping to 'Storm Area 51' Say They Did Notice Those No Trespassing Signs

Out of the two million people who said they were going to “Storm Area 51” on September 20 and finally “see them aliens.”, it’s safe to say that most people RSVP’d as a lark, taking part in a viral Facebook joke with a click of a button.

Two YouTubers, though, really made the trip, reportedly traveling from the Netherlands to Nevada to visit the site and were arrested for trespassing.

Police officers were called to the Nevada National Security Site — a government nuclear facility 10 miles from Area 51 — on Tuesday after two men were spotted inside the perimeter, the Nye County Sheriff’s Office said in a video statement. After arriving at the military site, the police found a parked car belonging to the pair three miles inside the perimeter. Inside the car was a laptop, a drone, and a camera that upon inspection revealed footage shot inside the facility. The two men, later identified by deputies as Ties Granzier, 20, and Govert Charles Wilhelmus Jacob Sweep, 21, were subsequently arrested on trespassing charges. Business Insider reports that both men are YouTubers from the Netherlands.

Police said that Granzier and Sweep told them that they “speak, write, and read” English and saw the “No Trespassing” signs at the government facility, but decided to ignore the warning, because they wanted to see the facility, which is near Area 51, the military site long believed to be a secret alien holding site.

Matty Roberts, the man who started the Area 51 Facebook group said he thinks the event he started as a joke has gotten out of hand and this may be more evidence of that. <SNIP
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https://time.com/5675782/area-51-arrest ... GX5rhH3IJA

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