33 Hospitalized After Lightning Strikes German Music Festival
Published Jun 08, 2015Rock am Ring is a German festival that emphasizes metal and hard rock, but this year's event was even more electrifying than expected, since more than two dozen attendees were taken to the hospital after lightning struck the festival site.
The festival ran all weekend in Mendig, Germany, with the incident in question occurring about an hour after Marilyn Manson's set on Friday night (June 5). At around 1 a.m. on Saturday morning (June 6) local time, lightning struck the backstage area, injuring eight festival workers. After that, campers took shelter in lightning-proof tents. A bolt then hit one of the campsites at around 4 a.m., injuring 25 festival attendees.
No one was hit directly, but 33 people were taken to hospital. Luckily, it seems that everyone was okay, and the festival continued as planned. Other performers throughout the weekend included Foo Fighters, Slipknot and Motörhead.
This isn't the first bad thing to happen following a Marilyn Manson concert in 2015. Remember that time he was punched in the face at a Denny's in Lethbridge?