Sep 27, 2021 - News
Slipknot's Knotfest plagued by long lines for food and water
A crowd of people outside a non-alcoholic beverage tent on Saturday at Knotfest. Photo courtesy of Chelbi Coughlin

Knotfest was one of Iowa's largest music events of the year, but attendees reported long waits for essentials like food and water.

  • Refillable water bottles and outside drinks were not allowed inside.

State of play: 30,000 metal fans descended upon the National Balloon Classic field just outside Indianola on Saturday.

  • But when they arrived, they waited at least an hour to get into the festival and at least an hour and a half to get drinks like water and Gatorade.
  • At one point in the afternoon, hundreds of people surrounded a non-alcoholic beverage tent chanting, "water, water."

What they're saying: We haven't heard back from organizers about what happened yet.

  • But hey! We heard Slipknot was awesome.
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