A well-chosen prank and a sense of 4/20 occasion created the perfect conditions for a random petrol station near Dayton, Ohio becoming the focus of the world’s attention last night. Dayton is Ohio’s sixth largest city, and its Sunoco is not an especially renowned branch, but that didn’t matter to the hundred Limp Bizkit fans who turned up, for lols or otherwise, at the insistence of this Facebook event.
After Brian Baker’s event went viral, social media began to fill up with impossible things: merch related to this specific, hypothetical 4/20 event; bogus tickets; stock crowd scenes photoshopped into the appropriate branch of Sunoco.
Zac impressed early with his t-shirt, which advertised a gig that hadn’t even happened yet.
A photo posted by zac freeman (@zactavious) on Apr 20, 2016 at 3:53pm PDT
Soon reports from the ground came in of the petrol station staff having a hard time and telling people to go away.
A photo posted by Josh Gwin (@jrgwin) on Apr 19, 2016 at 10:01am PDT
People still went in droves, though.
A photo posted by @phasemeltdigital on Apr 20, 2016 at 6:45pm PDT
Then there were the pretty genuine-seeming tickets
A photo posted by Corella Waring (@coronella1337) on Apr 20, 2016 at 7:44pm PDT
And the people who just turned up to see what all the fuss was about
A photo posted by Travis (@whattravissays) on Apr 20, 2016 at 6:37pm PDT
And the fake Access All Areas passes, for an open-area gas station in the middle of nowhere
A photo posted by Billy Fairchild (@fairchildthethird) on Apr 20, 2016 at 5:31pm PDT
Here’s them tickets again
A photo posted by fuhq64 (@fuhq64) on Apr 19, 2016 at 3:29pm PDT
And more disgruntled visitors…
A photo posted by Rich/Mo (@mo_hazard) on Apr 20, 2016 at 4:39pm PDT
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Eventually they found a way to entertain themselves, in the most appropriate fashion possible:
And ultimately, the band was impressed by this flagrant display of mass trolling. Bravo, Brian.