In this Aug. 4, 2018 photo numerous festival goes stand in front of the main stage of the heavy metal festival in Sacken, northern Germany. What appeared to be the story of the summer was sadly too good to be true. The story that made the rounds on social media of two "elderly" men sneaking out of their retirement home to attend Germany's largest heavy metal festival was not true. German media Deutsche Welle which was one of the numerous outlets to report the story is now painting the report differently following new details from police. Last week it was reported that two elderly men snuck out of their retirement home in northern Germany to attend Wacken Open Air.
At least two people died and about 57 were hospitalized after attending a music festival in Florida over the weekend, authorities said Tuesday. Tampa police said in a news release that a 22-year-old Melbourne man and a 21-year-old Kissimmee woman were hospitalized Saturday after attending the Sunset Music Festival at Raymond James Stadium. Police said the man died Sunday and the woman died Monday. Police didn't specify why 57 others were hospitalized. According to Fox 13 News, an investigation was underway to determine the cause of the deaths and the reasons why nearly 60 other concertgoers were hospitalized.
More than 400 people were arrested and at least five people were sent to the hospital during a three-day Labor Day weekend electronic music festival in Southern California. The Los Angeles Times reported Monday that nearly 70,000 people attended the Nocturnal Wonderland festival in three days at the San Manuel Amphitheater in Devore. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said that 111 people were arrested Friday during security screening at the entrance to the amphitheater. Police said 141 people were arrested on suspicion of offenses, including drug possession, drug sales, assault and battery, and being under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In the final two days, police arrested 176 additional people for being under the influence of drugs and alcohol.