The official Storm Area 51 event has been taken down by Facebook. According to a screenshot from one of the event’s founders, Matty Roberts, the infamous and viral Facebook event fully titled “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All Of Us” went against the platform’s community standards. Thus, the event was deleted. Roberts says he was never given a specific reason as to why this happened. He originally made the Facebook event as a joke with Brock Daily and was planning an actual Area 51 festival to happen off-site, in order to deflect the raid. However, that side event was taken down, too.
“I think it’s pretty reckless of Facebook, especially because I’m trying to direct people away from storming the base,” Roberts explained. “And now I’ve lost my entire audience.”
After getting in touch with multiple media outlets and sharing the news of the takedown, Facebook has revived the event. Daily also tells the event is still happening, “Hotels anywhere near Rachel, NV are booked solid for this weekend- plus, we’ve contacted every news outlet we had been in touch with to let them know about the censorship. If anything.. this just became more relevant.” Real DJs have already been booked, as well, though they can’t be named due to Vegas residencies… so that may give you a hint as to who might show up.
“We have detailed plans being fortified for logistics, the two-lane access road will be managed for the entire route,” Daily continued. “We want to make a safe and fast-flowing pilgrimage for our attendees. One really important factor is that this entire thing is FREE to the public!”
Daily and Roberts had also set up a GoFundMe to help with some of the costs of the festival, but that has also been removed. Storm Area 51 is still scheduled to take place in the desert on September 20th.
Storm Area 51 – Removed
Source: LAD Bible | Screenshots: Facebook