The Prodigy Playing Rock am Ring In 2009.
Far too often these days, we hear about deaths and injuries at music festivals caused by drugs and violence. When we hear about people being hurt at an event, these are usually the first two factors your mind would go towards. At Rock am Ring earlier today, something completely different occurred that led to over 33 people being taken to a hospital for observation.
In the early hours of Saturday morning, lightning struck twice near the backstage and camping area of the event, hosting names like Modestep, Marilyn Manson, Netsky, Parkway Drive, Rise Against, Slipknot, The Prodigy, and many more. The yearly festival is known for bringing the heavy, but usually not like this.
The good news is, everyone that took part in the incident simply received a little scare. After being taken to the hospital for inspection and observation, everyone is reportedly "In good health" and would soon be leaving the hospital.
The festival is still moving forward, though we wonder if The Prodigy will refrain from playing songs like "Take Me To The Hospital" and "Thunder" during their set later tonight. It might be insensitive, or maybe it's just all too fitting.
Thank goodness no one got seriously injured, because this incident could have ended much worse. You can watch some videos below, although all the interviews are in German so hopefully you took some classes in school.
Unrelated to this incident, but damn to Germans go hard. Have you ever wanted to see someone freestyle after sucking helium from a ballon? Yea, that is included.
Source: The Guardian