33 Hospitalized After God Smites German Metal Festival
God probably doesn’t love metal. Half the time, awesome bands are taking That Fucker to task; the other half, whiny metalcore bands are embarrassing him by singing his praises so terribly. But rarely does He display his dislike so blatantly as he did this Saturday in Germany.
According to Loudwire, 33 people had to go to the hospital after lightning struck the grounds at the Rock Am Ring festival in Mendig, Germany. The first strike, which landed around 1:00am just after Marilyn Manson left the stage, injured eight crew members backstage. Afterwards, people were urged to head under lightning-proof tents. A second strike hit at 4:00am, injuring another 25 people.
Thankfully, no one was seriously hurt, and the festival closed out with performances by Motörhead, Lamb of God, and more.
On the one hand, more than one lightning strike at the same festival does suggest that the Almighty was making a noise complaint. But then again, the first bolt hit after Marilyn Manson took the stage? You’ve got to think that if this was divine intervention, the Lord would have better aim.
Anyway, we’re glad to hear no one got seriously injured so we can make glib jokes about it. Check out footage of one of the strikes below.