“I want to make it like a festival of sorts, a bunch of different music artists”
He posted something on Facebook as a joke and people are so into it, he might try to make it happen.
ABC News reports:
College student floats idea of ‘Area 51’ festival after joke invitation catches fire on Facebook
When a California college student created an event to meet aliens at Area 51, he had no idea he was setting the groundwork to entertain millions of earthlings.
Matty Roberts created the Facebook event “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us,” on June 27 as a joke, never imagining that it would blow up into a viral event with 1.8 million people registered as attend on Sept. 20 and another 1.3 million interested.
With the unexpected tidal wave of interest, Roberts is taking the event offline.
He’s now thinking seriously about hosting an actual event: an “out of this world” experience in the Nevada desert.
Area 51 is located in the highly-classified remote detachment of Edwards Air Force Base, where conspiracy theorists believe UFO spacecraft are kept.
“I want to make it like a festival of sorts, a bunch of different music artists, everyone from the EDM world, maybe some indie rock, maybe some smaller guys who are up and coming,” Roberts, 20, of Bakersfield, California, told KERO-TV. “I’ve had a lot of people DM [direct message] the page and say they’re bands want to play there, which would be super cool.”
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