Photography And Half-Thoughts By Mitchell Hegman

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Solving the Beer Problem

Few things fit together more naturally than metal music and beer.  This has been proven annually in Wacken, Germany.  Every August, the Wacken Open Air music festival attracts some 75,000 heavy metal music devotees and enough bands to keep playing for three days.
The problem has been beer.
Not enough beer, I mean.
On average, over the course of the three-day event, each festival attendee consumes more than a gallon of beer.  This year, festival organizers completed a permanent infrastructure project to solve the beer shortage problem.  A four-mile underground beer pipeline was installed to provide a constant source of beer.  The pipeline operates with enough pressure to pour six beers in six seconds.
In the unlikely event some metal festival goers want water, a pipeline for water was also routed to the festivals grounds.
--Mitchell Hegman

Photo: Wacken Open Air