“Alienstock” festival inspired by “Storm Area 51″ happening in September
Remember last month's viral Facebook event "Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us," that racked up over a million RSVPs despite being obviously a joke ("If we naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Lets see them aliens")? It's the inspiration for a new music and camping festival that "celebrates Aliens and the Unknown," Alienstock, set to take place September 19-22 in Rachel, Nevada. From Alienstock's about page:
Who We Are
The Viral Event "Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us" was created by Matty Roberts. The Hidden Sound, an event producer, hopped on board to start networking connections for something to manifest. The event/movement captivated millions of alien-enthusiasts. After discussing options with industry-leaders in the world of music festivals, Matty decided to move forward with this event. After traveling out to Rachel, NV and speaking with land owners.. we collectively agreed to host ALIENSTOCK!
Where is This Happening?
The small town of Rachel, NV lies 2 hours outside of Las Vegas. The population of Rachel is 50.. so they aren't ready for this kind of influx. We decided to host this event in order to organize the chaos into something magical! We're basically taking over the entire town and morphing into a festival! The land owners are totally on board, so we can make this unforgettable!
What to Expect
We're doing everything in our power to establish an amazing experience. We'll have plenty of parking and camping spaces, along with toilets and drinking water. The road out to Rachel only has two lanes, so we'll be sure to organize the traffic as it heads out into the desert. You'll get to witness some incredible performance from headlining artists! Many of whom can't be named due to festival radius clauses.. but we've been contacted by huge names wanting to play for the crowd!
Is Tom DeLonge behind this??
Alienstock organizers are raising money for... well, just about everything: "water & food, portable toilets, stages & music, staff for organization, emergency services, security."
According to Washington Post, the last census put Rachel, NV's population at 54, and not all of those people are looking forward to hosting what sounds like Fyre Festival with an alien theme. From the town's website:
With the social media attention this event is getting we want to clarify a few points for those not familiar with this area. Other than the Little A'Le'Inn, a small bar/restaurant/motel there are no services in Rachel. There is no gas and no store. The Inn is booked for that weekend. If you plan on attending the event you must be experienced in camping, hiking and surviving in a harsh desert environment and have a vehicle in good shape. You must be prepared to be completely on your own for food, water, gas etc. We expect cell service and the internet to be offline. Credit card peocessing will not work, so bring enough cash. If you camp on public land pick up all your trash. Please read the Dreamland Resort Preparations and Tips before you come to Area 51 and FAQ section and plan accordingly. Expect daytime highs in the 80's and nighttime lows in the 40's. It is not uncommon to go below freezing at night in late September.
This event will undoubtedly attract crooks trying to capitalize on the chaos. Be on your guard and always lock your vehicle. And stay away from the residential part of Rachel. Most residents do not like where this event is going and will resopnd accordingly.
WARNING: A dubious group, known for chaotic events like Burning Man and the Las Vegas Electric Music Festival has taken over this event. They threaten to "take over Rachel" and claim that the residents are "on board". The residents were not asked and are not on board and will certainly not allow their town to be taken over. This has a high potential of getting ugly. Please consider visiting at another time.