Woman gets head stuck in exhaust pipe at Winstock music festival in Minnesota

The fire department had to cut the pipe to free her head.
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An underage drinker got her head stuck in a tailpipe at Winstock Country Music Festival in Winsted, Minnesota over the weekend. 

The McLeod County Sheriff's Office tells BMTN that the girl was given a citation for a minor after the fire department used a giant saw to free her head from the darkness of an exhaust pipe.

The video of her awkward predicament has been viewed more than 1.8 million times since it was uploaded on Facebook.

We'll spare her the embarrassment of naming her, but she's taken ownership of the incident by writing on Facebook: "Yeah I'm the tail pipe girl, whatchu know about it? #winstock2k18kickedmyass." 

Police said there were 25 minors issued at Winstock during the two-day festival – though we wager the other 24 didn't end up quite in this state. 

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Winstock featured a solid lineup this year with performances by Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Brothers Osborne, Billy Currington and more. 

You can check out what other festivals are coming up through Bring Me The News' Festival Guide 2018 – just be careful around tailpipes...

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