Hands up if you thought that the proposed Alienstock Festival that was meant to go down instead of the Area 51 event next week was going to be a complete and utter shitshow?
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If you’re sitting there smugly like me then give yourself a nice big pat on the back because Alienstock has been described as Fyre Festival 2.0 by the man who started this whole dumb mess with his stupid Facebook event Matty Roberts. Apparently it’s such a mess that he’s severed ties with it completely and has instead decided to run his own rival Alienstock event that weekend instead. Sure that will be successful with less than 10 days to sort it out.
Anyway, here’s what an official statement from a representative of Roberts had to say about it all:
Due to the lack of infrastructure, poor planning, risk management and blatant disregard for the safety of the expected 10,000+ AlienStock attendees, we decided to pull the plug on the festival. The permit holder (Connie West) was given multiple opportunities to provide us 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.
We are officially disconnecting from Connie West, Rachel NV and AlienStocks affiliation with them. We will no longer offer our logo, social media, website or Matty Roberts likeness or scheduled appearance. In short, the relationship has ended permanently, and AlienStock will be moving to a safe, clean secure area in Downtown Las Vegas as an alternative.
We are not interested in, nor will we tolerate any involvement in a FYREFEST 2.0. We foresee a possible humanitarian disaster in the works, and we can’t participate in any capacity at this point.
AlienStock is a brand that stands for unity and concern for like minded people. It’s grown into much more than a location. It’s a phenomenon that can only promise absolute safety and peace, and we need to move the Festival to guarantee that. Stay tuned for more news… it’s BIG!
I mean again I’m kinda sceptical how they’re gonna sort all this out in little over a week, but definitely keen to say how it plays out for sure. The most likely scenario is that there are going to be two disaster festivals now instead of one, right?
Yeah, that’s correct – the original Rachel, NV Alienstock is also still going ahead that weekend as Connie West said they’ve booked twenty bands and two comedians and all the vendors are locked in an everything is in place. Can’t wait to see the social media pictures of what’s going on there and the inevitable documentary about the whole mess, probably on Netflix in January or something.
For more of the same, check out this alien hunter who reckons he found a UFO at Area 51 using Google Earth. Yeah right.