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A conspiracy-themed joke turned national issue has spread worldwide, 21st-century style.
interview and Facebook taking down the event.
The event’s popularity was majorly contributed to by something that can inspire any teen or young adult: memes. One could scroll through waves of Area 51 memes, and both the quantity and quality are astounding. When asked about her interest in raiding Area 51, a senior said, “I know the government is hiding something.” Lyon advised potential participants: “Prepare to be disappointed.”
Many festivals have attempted to take advantage of the popularity. One event received approval from the town of Lincoln, Nevada, which is near Area 51. Alienstock: The Official Storm Area 51 festival is September 19-22, and its website claims it will consist of “live music, drink, food, and some otherworldly encounters.” They list a music lineup including Wily Savage, The Battery Electric, Brothers of Alien Rock, and many more. Parking passes are for sale on the Alienstock website.
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