Posted by Heather Evans on July 22, 2019
| Last Updated: April 19, 2022
Even if you didn’t want to hear about the Storm Area 51 facebook event, chances are you did. It’s everywhere. In the beginning it was just a joke for social media, then it turned into memes pretty much everywhere and now…. well now it’s all over the news and radio.
We’ve jumped on that bandwagon of memes and decided that aliens need flowers, too. So for all of you planning to raid Area 51 in September, don’t forget to stop and get an “out of this world” bouquet of flowers to properly greet your alien!
Read the full abcnews article here for full details on the event that’s taken over the social media world.
When a California college student created an event to meet aliens at Area 51, he had no idea he was setting the groundwork to entertain millions of earthlings.
Matty Roberts created the Facebook event “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us,” on June 27 as a joke, never imagining that it would blow up into a viral event with 1.8 million people registered as attend on Sept. 20 and another 1.3 million interested.
With the unexpected tidal wave of interest, Roberts is taking the event offline.
He’s now thinking seriously about hosting an actual event: an “out of this world” experience in the Nevada desert.
“I want to make it like a festival of sorts, a bunch of different music artists, everyone from the EDM world, maybe some indie rock, maybe some smaller guys who are up and coming,” Roberts, 20, of Bakersfield, California, told KERO-TV. “I’ve had a lot of people DM [direct message] the page and say they’re bands want to play there, which would be super cool.”
“People kind of want to know what’s in there,” Roberts said in an interview, for which he dressed as the anime character Naruto Uzumaki, who he referenced in the event posting. “I think a lot of people are going to show up because it’s kind of a meme.”
Area 51 is located in the highly-classified remote detachment of Edwards Air Force Base, where conspiracy theorists believe UFO spacecraft are kept.”