20-year-old Matty Roberts, who created the satirical Facebook event to storm Area 51, is planning to turn the event into an EDM festival.
2 million people ‘going‘ to storm Area 51
Late last month, Matty set up a satirical Facebook event to storm Area 51 this September. More than 2 million marked themselves as ‘going’ on the event page and some people are serious about it.
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Event creator planning to make it an EDM festival
As insane as it sounds, a lot of artists reached out to Matty, wanting to perform at the event. He’s now planning to make it an EDM festival. He told ABC News, “I want to make it like a festival of sorts. I want to have a bunch of different musical artists, everybody from the EDM world and then maybe some indie rock, maybe some smaller guys that are up and coming.
“I’ve had a lot of people DM’ing the page
saying their bands want to play there, which would be super cool.”
Area 51 event a “pure stroke of imagination”
Matty says, “I don’t want anyone to actually
get hurt with this. It was just — it started out as just from a pure stroke of
imagination. It was meant to be funny. I want to do something cool out there,
now that we have a bunch of people, but I don’t want anybody to get hurt.
Bob Lazar thinks it’s a “misguided idea”
For those who don’t know Bob Lazar, he’s the conspiracy theorist who claims evidence of extraterrestrial life on Earth. He revealed the Area 51 site in 1989 and it’s been a hot topic ever since Netflix did a documentary on his claims, ‘Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers.’
He thinks it’s a ‘misguided idea.’ He says, “Area 51 is a classified research base. There are no aliens or alien technology located there. The only place there was ever any alien technology was at Site S4, south of Area 51 proper. That was 30 years ago.”
“The last time someone tried to get into Area 51 he was shot,” he adds.
US military force warns against the run
A rep from the US military force warns the
site is a training ground for the US Air Force. They’re “ready” to confront
anyone who plans to run at the site.
They say it “is an open training range for
the U.S. Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the
area where we train American armed forces.”