According to CNBC, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg won’t be making the trip to NYC for the grand celebration that is the IPO stock listing and bell ringing ceremony, set for next Friday, May 18th.

If this is true, it seems very appropriate that Zuckerberg would opt to stay back in Menlo Park with the rest of his company during the epic moment. Either way, I hope that he’s wearing a hoodie.

I also have a sneaking suspicion that this will be the moment when Facebook announces that it has reached the 1 billion user mark.

We’ve reached out to Facebook for comment, but have yet to hear back.

UPDATE: We’ve heard back from Facebook and a spokesperson told us:

We don’t have a comment at this time.