newsweek.com – After a spate of legal action, social media confusion and general debauchery, the celebrated Testicle Festival just outside Clinton, Montana, will no longer be asking patrons to “have a ball.”
The rowdy festival’s closure after 35 years in action was first reported by theMissoulian on Monday. According to the newspaper, a drop in attendance and several high profile incidents led to the decision.
Matt Powers, who owns the Rock Creek Lodge where the festival takes place, told the paper that increasing social media use was an issue for some longtime patrons who wanted to “disconnect” and not have to see their actions publicized in social media posts.
The festival is also facing a lawsuit after two people were killed when a patron grabbed the steering wheel of a shuttle back to town at last year’s event, flipping the vehicle.
Along with drink-driving related incidents, the festival has also been the scene of a number of stabbings.
Speaking to local station KTMF, Powers said that he planned to go into the medical marijuana business, saying he thought it would be “safer.”
On his Facebook page, Powers said that “[T]he staff, the patrons, the event will be missed. Anyone that knows me, knows the reasons are many. There wouldn’t be one reason to shut down the Fest. Apologies to all.”
What a fuckin headline…and how rowdy are people getting at the “testicle festival” that people are dying and shit?!
Also it’s wild that there’s a whole festival dedicated to bull’s balls..for 35 years.