“Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.”― Richard Bach, Illusions

Yes, I was probably one of the 5000+ people that adventured out to Rachel, Nevada and around Area 51 as a result of a viral somewhat ludicrous Facebook event initially posted by a young guy in California.

Alienstock Festival Camping/Parking.

It is so easy to poke fun at the Millennials whom have grown believing social media is truth. And, in this case, his truth was to realize that his actions had reactions.   And, unfortunately and fortunately he chickened out at the last minute and sort of left his dirty laundry behind.

My hope is that this was the first annual as this particular outcome was fractured with multiple agendas and competing factions.  The premise was the “storm the gates” but as most people showed up and realized this is really out in the middle of nowhere, and, with the potential of being thrown in jail with a large fine, the emotional compromise was to attend the music festival.

Live music at the 2019 Alienstock Festival.The music festival was poorly planned with no funding but kudos to the small handful of folks that scraped together something.

The net result is and was that with a single promoter showcasing a music festival with a counter-culture alien theme would be the perfect niche amongst the EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival), Coechella and Burning Man crowds and in some sense could be a great family outing.

The grounds just outside Alamo, Nevada and the Alien Research Center would be more logistically sound for gas, food and water and I suspect the folks at ARC could bring in renowned alien experts for symposiums, etc.  Food trucks would also be willing to probably make the venture from Las Vegas and St. George as well.

I enjoyed myself but you could tell there was a mixed sense of being excited about the unknown event playout and reasonable expectations of what an event like this should be like.

ICP, or Incident Command Post.

ICP, or Incident Command Post.

Kudos to law enforcement and various government bodies in being absolutely on top of this or else some of these reckless anarchist-wannabees could have wrecked it for many people.

Let’s hope for a 2020 Alienstock Festival!

Alien hanging out at the Internatioanal Car Museum.
Live electronic music at the 2019 Alienstock Festival.
Live music at the 2019 Alienstock Festival.
Super chill dad who brought his two sons down from Oregon as a great way to have a family bonding experience.
Live music at the 2019 Alienstock Festival.
Get in loser t-shirt
Alien coffee....HELLS YES!
Mix a little EDC, Coechella, and Burning Man and you get the new Alienstock Festival!
Live electronic music at the 2019 Alienstock Festival.
Live music at the 2019 Alienstock Festival.
Celebrating Alien counter-culture does not require expensive costumes.
road going out to Area 51 gate. Closed to the public.
Alienstock Festival Camping/Parking.
Sound check at the 2019 Alienstock Festival.
Find your piece of dirt in Rachel, Nevada and enjoy the day.
Live music at the 2019 Alienstock Festival.
Nice chill vibe at the 2019 Alienstock Festival.
Live music at the 2019 Alienstock Festival.
LOL.....People cannot live without their phones...so sad.
Aliens love the International Car Forest
Hot chix dig aliens too!
Live electronic music at the 2019 Alienstock Festival.
Self-parking alienship sign.
Aliens appreciate Adventure Motorcycle riders.
Downtown Rachel, Nevada
Live music at the 2019 Alienstock Festival.
Live electronic music at the 2019 Alienstock Festival.
Making t-shirts at the 2019 Alienstock Festival
A long road to nowhere.
There are aliens everywhere, you just gotta look for them.
ICP, or Incident Command Post.
No light pollution out at Rachel, Nevada.
There are aliens everywhere, you just gotta look for them.
Make Area 51 Great Again t-shirt
2019 Alienstock Festival fans.
Aliens love the International Car Forest
The entrepreneurial spirit was alive and well at the 2019 Alienstock Festival. I tried to buy something from most vendors just to support their spirit.
Leftover spaceship at Rachel, Nevada
Live electronic music at the 2019 Alienstock Festival.
Dancing the day away at the 2019 Alienstock Festival.

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