The man who sparked the viral Storm Area 51 event has pulled out of a festival that was to coincide with the event, citing safety concerns, FoxNews.com reports.
AlienStock was scheduled to take place in Rachel, Nevada from September 20 to 22 and was approved by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners to let around 10,000 alien-seeking travelers camp out in the town adjacent to Area 51, the top-secret military base which some people believe houses alien technology.
In a statement to a Fox News affiliate, Matty Roberts said that he backed out of the festival due to “the lack of infrastructure, poor planning, risk management and blatant disregard for the safety of the expected 10,000+ AlienStock attendees.”
“The permit holder (Connie West) was given multiple opportunities to provide us with the proof that things expected at this festival were in place,” Roberts said. “In fact, she refused to provide to us, as agreed upon, contracts, proof of deposits or any paper proof of anything.”
Roberts said that if they were to go through with the festival, it would become a “FYREFEST 2.0,” referring to the disastrous and fraudulent music festival founded by Billy McFarland, CEO of Fyre Media Inc, and rapper Ja Rule.
“AlienStock is a brand that stands for unity and concern for like minded people,” Roberts’ statement continued. “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!”
The Storm Area 51 event blew up on Facebook in July and has now grown to over 3 million people saying they’re planning to storm the secret military base to “see them aliens.” The response was so overwhelming that two Nevada counties drafted emergency declarations in preparation for the possible arrival of hordes of people.
‘If you kiss my butt, I will do something for you’: MSNBC commentator slams Trump’s ‘pay-to-play’ pardons
On MSNBC Wednesday, analyst Jason Johnson broke down the self-serving logic of President Donald Trump's pardons.
"These people wrote him from prison, these people had friends asking him questions. Many of these people were connected to the president financially," said Johnson. "And it's the general message that he has, which is that this is a pay-to-play administration. If you kiss my butt, if you give me money, if you make me feel good about myself, if you praise me, if you come up for ridiculous names for yourself 15 minutes after you come out of prison, the I will do something for you."
Trump threatens federal government takeover of San Francisco: ‘It’s worse than a slum’
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the federal government may "step in" to take control of San Francisco and Los Angeles.
The president made the remarks at a White House event in Bakersfield, California. During the event, Trump responded to someone who said he wanted to "get rid" of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
"Get rid of Pelosi! That's okay with me!" Trump exclaimed. "Lot of people agree. Look what's happened to San Francisco. So sad what's happened, when you see a slum, where it's a slum. It's worse than a slum. There's no slum like that."
"It's something that we're going to do something about," he added. "Because if they don't fix it up, clean it up, take care of the homeless, do what they have to do but clean up their city, the federal government is going to have to step in. And we're going to do it in Los Angeles and San Francisco."
Martha McSally is in big trouble after impeachment votes: report
Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) lost when she ran in 2018, but was given a participation prize by the Republican governor who had to appoint someone to cover Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) seat until it came up for reelection in 2020. Recent polling shows that McSally is in serious trouble.
Highground Public Affairs Consultants published their latest poll showing McSally has fallen significantly after the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
Going into the impeachment, McSally was polling at 42 percent at PPP polls, RealClearPolitics reported. However, the new data today shows McSally struggling to break 40. Instead, she's hovering around 39 percent, while her opponent, Mark Kelly is at 46 percent.