One tweet posted Wednesday morning to Fred Durst’s Twitter feed reads: “I’ll be in Dayton to see Limp Bizkit and my main man @freddurst in about 5 hours. This 8 hour trip is going to be worth it. #Dayton”
Others were playing along with the hoax, such as “Got a photo pass for @limpbizkit at Sunoco in Dayton.”
According to The Daily Beast, Brian Baker claimed responsibility for starting the hoax: “’ I made the event for 2017 — and then the people decided that they want it now,’ he said. ‘If they decide to show up tonight, that’s up to Fred and Limp Bizkit.’ ”
The Dayton Police Department’s post on Tuesday includes a screen grab of a promotional poster with the date “4-20-16” — not 2017.
WHIO-TV reporter Mike Campbell Wednesday morning interviewed Marcus McCarty-Towers, an Uber driver in Dayton. McCarty-Towers admitted that he was in on the joke. "It is indeed a hoax. What's really nice, though, is that we're doing something that sort of makes the people feel better about themselves in a time when things could go potentially pretty bad."
McCarty-Towers said Cincinnati was trying to do the same thing “and we totally beat them to it.” McCarty- Towers also told people he’d be willing to drive them to the show and added: “And it’s actually good to hear that people are thinking outside the box with this.”
Also on the “Limp Bizkit to play 4/20 Secret Show” Facebook page, Josh Gwin of Yellow Springs posted a fake video showing Limp Bizkit playing live at a Sunoco.
By 5 p.m. Wednesday, 7,000 people had indicated they were going to tonight’s phony concert, with another 3,200 interested in going.