You have to admire Limp Bizkit fans - not only do they still exist, but they are eternal optimists.

A group of the nu-metal band's fans assembled at a petrol station in Dayton, Ohio on Wednesday, because someone started a rumour online that Limp Bizkit would show up to play a free gig.

The reason for the gig was explained as a celebration of April 20th, or 4/20 in the American calendar style. The date has become a counterculture holiday for marijuana enthusiasts as '420'  has become a synonymous with cannabis consumption.

Yet although Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst, the Dayton Police Department and even the guy who started the hoax rumour denied that the gig was actually happening, a group of fans turned up to the SunCo Gas station, nonetheless.

Watch footage of a load of people standing around aimlessly below: