More than 3,000 people arrived at the gates of the military base dubbed “Area 51” near Rachel, Nevada after a joke page on Facebook called for people to “storm Area 51” and went viral. Conspiracy theories claim the base holds evidence of extraterrestrial life.
To mark “storm Area 51” day, Foo Fighters released a special concert held on June 18, 2005, at the shuttered Walker Air Force Base in Roswell, New Mexico. Roswell is also associated with UFOs. The set is titled 00050525 Live in Roswell and it contains 7 songs overall, including renditions of “Monkey Wrench,” “All My Life,” and “Stacked Actors.”
The band also shared a poster instructing the fans on the proper behavior in the case of meeting an extraterrestrial (“Be Polite” and “rock out at all times”).
The show in Roswell was a 10th-anniversary show and it followed a contest held by the band after which fans were flown to the base for the show.
The creators of the original facebook page have tried to monetize upon the interest the page garnered and turn it into a music festival titled AlienStock. They gave up the idea when they realized they, as well as the town, would not be able to support such an event. One of the organizers chose to hold an event in Las Vegas instead.