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Photos: Getting Covered In Fake Bodily Fluids At Knotfest 2015

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Every year, Slipknot holds a metal fest for their fans—affectionately known as "maggots"—and area metalheads. This year's two-day event featured headliners like Judas Priest, Cannibal Corpse, Korn, Mastodon, and of course, Slipknot.

We wandered the grounds on Saturday and part of Sunday. Our first order of business was to check out Ice T's Body Count, during which T advised a 7-year-old girl in the crowd on how to deal with bullying. His advice: "Talk shit, get shot."

Then GWAR took the stage, dousing the crowd (and us) with fake bodily fluids, spraying from their elaborate costumes and props. Ah, nothing like a face full of fake pee to wake the photo pit up!

If you're looking to feel particularly ancient, we were informed by Jonathan Davis of Korn that their first album is over two decades old. But if you want to know the secret of eternal youth, ask Rob Halford. He's still "hellbent for leather" at 64, and began that particular number by riding onto the stage on a motorcycle. It was also guitarist Glen Tipton's birthday over the weekend, making him 68.

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