The Federal Aviation Administration( FAA) has implemented a no-fly zone over Area 51 in anticipation of Alienstock, the Facebook meme-inspired music festival taking place Sept. 19 to Sept. 21.
The festival is set to take place in Rachel, Nevada, the rural town of 54 people, according to the 2010 census. After two million people replied “yes” to Alienstock on Facebook, the FAA stepped in, CNET reports.
The FAA apprise all air traffic of” temporary flight regulations for special security grounds .” The proscriptions take place south and west of Rachel and will last from Sept. 18 to Sept. 23, according to CNET.
Alienstock is the result of the tremendou response to a Facebook event announced ” Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us” sheet. Matty Roberts, 21, has said the Facebook event was satirical.
But Roberts'” Storm Area 51″ sheet spurred a wave of memes and attracted widespread attention to Nevada’s classified Air Force facility. With thousands of people saying they would psyche to Nevada in late September, Roberts and a regional inn owned, Connie West, collaborated to plan the Alienstock music festival.