Social Media’s Fake Concerts

Instead of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” it’s the band who cried concert at some random place.

Concerts as hoaxes are all the rage on social media sites such as Facebook. In April, WCMH-TV in Columbus, Ohio, reported that police and Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst were trying to get the word out that the band’s “concert” at a Dayton gas station wasn’t really happening regardless of the fake flyer, faux tickets and thousands of “attendees.”

Limp Bizkit is reportedly just the beginning as People magazine had a list of others such as Three Days Grace playing at a Burger King in New Paltz, N.Y., July 4; Smash Mouth teaming up with Eagle Eye Cherry and Chris Gaines (Garth Brooks’ alter ego) at a Planned Parenthood in Austin, Texas, with 2,000 people “attending” June 4; and Criss AngelPapa RoachDrowning Pool and HIM have a pseudo-event at a Taco Bell in Nashville with 8,200 attendees July 10.

The list goes on. It’s not certain if fans “attending” are actually duped or are just trolling the police and media.