With the official ‘Storm Area 51’ Facebook event boasting over 1.5 million attendees, and another 1.2 million who are “interested”, it raises some real questions. Thankfully, Guy Fieri is here with answers. (Also read: Here are 20+ of the best ‘Storm Area 51’ memes we could find)
First, how do people actually get there? The coordinates for Area 51 are 37.233333, -115.808333, which lands you about 2 and a half hours north of Las Vegas in the middle of the desert.
So after flying into Vegas, you have a decent drive ahead of you. Sure, you can pack a lot of water and some snacks, but even if 1% of the 1.5 million people actually show up, that’s still 15,000 people, someone’s bound to get hungry, and there just won’t be enough restaurants in the area to satisfy all those hungry raiders.
Enter: Chef and all-around good guy Guy Fieri.
We’ve seen the mayor of flavortown serve food for firefighters during the wildfire outbreak in California last fall. Prior to that, Fieri made food for evacuees of the wildfires – while being displaced from the fires himself.
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So it only makes sense that now, in another time of need, Fieri would step up to the plate and serve the true #heroes that will be storming Area 51 this fall, as he announced on Twitter:
Workin’ on some new recipes for the folks inside Area 51 👽 The Radioactive Ribs are lookin’ goooooood 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/gW9GFqnvvQ
— Guy Fieri (@GuyFieri) July 16, 2019
Yes, that’s a real tweet from Guy’s real account.
Of course everyone who isn’t a Boomer knows that this is all one big joke (however, the military still has to prepare as if it’s real, because you know some idiot will actually show up). Guy very clearly is in on the joke, as he’s cooking “radioactive ribs”.
The responses to his tweet have not disappointed, though.
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Some asked very important questions:
Would this be considered a diner, drive in, or a dive?
— Charlie Sapienza (@Charliesap10) July 16, 2019
I don’t know the answer to that.
Some know the secret is all in the sauce:
ugh daddy give that ectoplasm
— megan ⚢ (@khufuus) July 16, 2019
Others wanted him to join on the front lines:
He’s a chef, not a combat cook. Or maybe he is, idk.
Others thought that perhaps Guy was sharing a secret he’s held for a long time:
Who knew that Flavor Town was actually Area 51 this whole time???
— Hairy Burger (@PrimeBerger21) July 16, 2019
And just because it needs to be said: Hey, you know, don’t actually try to storm Area 51. Because it won’t work. You know, because of things like this –
But if you are curious about what actually happens (and who isn’t?), you can watch a live stream put together buy a Las Vegas-based company called “Area 15”. If you sign up on their website (and presumably join their mailing list – clever marketing indeed), you’ll get access to a live stream event they plan to put on come September.
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