- It all started with something innocuous enough: a Facebook event page.
- The post quickly went viral, spiraling so out-of-control that both Dayton Police AND Limp Bizkit put out tweets about it:
- Now, Dayton has Photoshopped the band at the #DaytonInspires mural...
- ... had a little fun with the fact that Tom Hanks, a current *actual* celebrity, was in town yesterday to dedicate WSU's new Tom Hanks Center of Motion Pictures...
- ....bought an actual domain name for the fake event...
- ...are "selling tickets" on Craigslist (I know, not sketch at all, right?)...
- ... are selling "bootleg" concert tees on Etsy...
- ...and snapped gas station selfies.
- Our own Amelia Robinson put together a little video to clear up any misgivings that this *might* still be real. (SPOILER ALERT: IT'S NOT)
- National outlets like Gawker are covering it, too.
- The Daily Beast has deemed Brian Baker, the prankster behind it all, a "hero."
- VICE called the Facebook event creators "pranksters."
- It was also covered by Stereogum.
As seen onm.dayton.com
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