We’ve heard of some sketchy shit going down at festivals before, but if the police blotter from last weekend’s Furthur Festival is to be believed, a few bad apples took things to a shocking new level at Mountain Aire.
Try this passage on for size…
Inside the fairgrounds a mother had overdosed on controlled substances while her 3 year old child was attached to her with a leash type device. Reportedly the child took its clothes off to get away from her mother. The mother was hospitalized and the child was taken into protective custody. While at the hospital the mother had to be restrained as she was combative and attempted to bite and injure hospital staff.
That’s some great parenting right there. What the fuck!?!?
There’s plenty of other disturbing items of interest in the report…
At the fairgrounds parking lot camping area another male reportedly under the influence of drugs cut his own throat open and was attempting to pull it apart with his own hands. That subject was flown to a regional hospital for treatment.
We know Bobby singing Jerry songs is tough to take, but good god man.
A person hit over the head with a blunt object was bleeding and seeking help and medical attention. When a person tried to report the injury he was threatened by a concert goer for reportedly being a snitch.
Since when did the Furthur scene turn into Watts circa 1965?
Early Sunday morning deputies responded to Hwy 49 outside of the fairgrounds for a naked male running on the highway banging on vehicles as they drove past. The deputy who responded had to taser the subject prior to arresting him.
All good police stories involve tasers these days, don’t they?
From reading the article it sure sounds like all hell broke loose at the Furthur Festival, but we do know how the authorities like to sensationalize these types of stories. If any of our readers attended Furthur Festival last weekend, we’d like you to comment about your experience. Did you see any of the crazy scenes described in this article? [Hat Tip – M. Quinn]