Word of "Keen Mansion", as it was dubbed, spread throughout the many Commander Keen internet chatrooms like wildfire.
In June of the year 2000, a gathering of over four thousand Commander Keen fans had moved to take up temporary residence in front of Keen Mansion, and the crowd was still growing.
Many of Billy's old colleagues were in attendance, including Jony Dash Daniels and Robert Prince.
For an astounding twenty-three weeks, the gathering known as "Keenstock" camped outside the mysterious mansion, performing songs from the album Eat Your Veggies and other acts in an attempt to draw Billy Blaze from within his stronghold.
An enormous stage in the image of Keen's football helmet was erected to facilitate the performances.
Popular musicians such as Tom Jones, Christina Agulera and Marilyn Manson, not to be outdone by Princess L., also came to perform for Keenstock at no extra charge.
Many claimed that the likes of this monumental gathering had not been seen since Woodstock '69. But although this extravagant attempt to bring Billy Blaze out of hiding seemed to be in vain, hopes were high. And eventually, it all paid off, in a way that nobody could have expected.