What started as a hoax and grew into “a happening,” has now come crashing to the ground like a UFO onto Mack Brazel’s farm in 1947! AlienStock is no more!
Matty Roberts, the original organizer of a mythical raid on Area 51 has pulled the plug on the music festival that became associated with the event.
In July, Roberts jokingly proposed a storming of the gates at Area 51, the Nevada military facility that supposedly contains the secrets to extraterrestrial visits to Earth. The event which was then known as “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All Of Us” was originally slated to take place on the arbitrary date of September 20.
While Roberts was never serious about the event, over 2 million people expressed interest in the raid, which prompted Air Force officials to warn people that, “Any attempt to illegally access military installations or military training areas is dangerous,” and prompted Roberts to turn all of that interest into a Woodstock-Like “Alien Fest,” held over three-days starting on the 20th of this month.
However, Roberts said he is pulling out of AlienStock, citing a “lack of infrastructure, poor planning, risk management and blatant disregard for the safety of the expected 10,000+ AlienStock attendees.”
In a statement given to local TV station, KSHV, Roberts said Connie West, the owner of the festival permit, refused to provide him and his partners with “the proof that things expected at this festival were in place. In fact, she refused to provide to us, as agreed upon, contracts, proof of deposits or any paper proof of anything.”
But, like the rumors of alien bodies on ice at Area 51, AlienStock refuses to die.
Roberts said AlienStock will be moving to a safe, clean, secure area in downtown Las Vegas because he foresees “a possible humanitarian disaster in the works.”
Doesn’t Want a Repeat of FryeFest
Speaking to KTNV, Las Vegas, where he is moving AlienStock to join Area 51 events already planned there on Sept 19, Roberts said he is not interested in creating “a FyreFest 2.0,” a reference to the much-maligned 2017 music festival that left attendees stranded and provided enough heinous and hilarious material for a documentary on Hulu and another one on Netflix.
But West told the TV station she will “do [the festival] the way I know how and what I’ve been planning for because I know no other way to do it. But it’s still happening.”
“I’m sad and I’m brokenhearted, but at the same time, it is what it is,” she went on. “If he chooses to go somewhere else, that’s his choice. I’m still having a party because people are still coming to Rachel.”
Meanwhile, a post on the town page for Rachel also mentions Fyre Festival and says it’s probably the best for all concerned if Alien Stock doesn’t end up happening.
The website also not-so-subtly suggests that visitors avoid their fair town, “If any event still happens it is going to be a pretty sad affair with no bands, very little infrastructure and a lot of unhappy campers. Instead of coming out to Rachel ‘to storm Area 51’ why not enjoy the party at one of the Area 51 Events in Las Vegas?”
It is all beginning to sound like AlienStock could turn out to be a “Close Encounter of the Unwanted Kind,” and one big anal probe for the town of Rachel!