Why they waited until less than two-weeks before throwing an axe into the ill-fated, horribly-thought-out, never-gonna-happen “AlienStock Festival,”we’ll never know. Either way, they finally did. A statement on the “AlienStock” website blames the “lack of infrastructure, poor planning, risk management, and a blatant disregard for the safety of the 10,000-plus Alien Stock attendees.” What the announcement doesn’t admit? That Rachel, Nevada never had this kind of infrastructure, doesn’t have much in the way of services or resources, and they never wanted the event in the first place.
So, in order to avoid a “Fyre Festival 2.0”-level catastrophe, the one-time Internet joke of “storming Area 51” has now turned into a money-making opportunity for Downtown Vegas. It’s now being called the “Area 51 Celebration,” and it’ll be happening on the 19th of this month.
The celebration will be free…with plenty of corporate sponsors footing the bills. There will be live music, but the artists aren’t known because the list is “classified” –wink wink. As an added bonus, you can get a free t-shirt if you purchase a “bucket of limited-edition Area 51 Bud Light beers”…while they last, of course.
Anyone want to place bets that some bonehead will still try to “storm” Area 51 and risk getting shot?