According to the the Lexington Herald-Ledger, Kentucky’s annual “Redneck Rave” went a little off the rails this past weekend in Mammoth Cave. Ok, maybe “off the rails” is an understatement.
It was fucking BONKERS.
Thousands of people gathered at “America’s wildest and craziest country party” and it was pretty much chaos from the very beginning. Sheriff Shane Doyle knew he didn’t have the manpower to contain this wild beast, and rather than trying to cancel the entire thing, they opted to contain it, and check people at the door.
That didn’t go over well:
“The first vehicle that came through, we found meth, marijuana, and an open alcohol container.
And then one of the occupants had two active warrants… we were like ‘well, this doesn’t bode well for the weekend.’”
And that would pretty much be a sign of things to come.
Here’s the rundown of arrests and injuries:
14 people were arrested and 48 people charged with various offenses, 30 of which involved drugs or alcohol. There were 63 other traffic-related offenses as well and two arrest warrants were served on the aforementioned fugitive. In total, 6 felony charges were issued, including assault, strangulation, and wanton endangerment.
And that’s just the folks in the back of a police car, let’s get to the ones in the back on an ambulance:
Edmonson County Sheriff’s Department also escorted EMS with security during medical transports responding to such injuries that included:
Broken bones, severed and dislocated fingers, impalement through the abdomen, lacerations, and severe intoxication issues.
IMPALEMENT? Good Lord…
There were reports of man who had his “throat slit” by a “friend,” a woman who was choked nearly unconscious over a blanket, and the impaled guy? That was a tree branch through the stomach. A long, 2-inch thick branch apparently came through the floor of his side by side and impaled him.
“When it tried to come out through his back it was stopped by a steel plate behind his seat.”
Paramedics had to leave the branch in him while he was airlifted to a trauma center.
They still haven’t located the friendly throat slitter:
“They were intoxicated, they got into a fight, one of them slit the other one’s throat and then fled into the park.”
The five-day festival in Mammoth Cave has been dubbed “the biggest country event you’ll ever go to.”
Please read all this… The concert at Redneck Rave 2021 looked like an entire city… was the coolest thing I’ve ever…