An Update from Hell

The town of Hell, Mich., invited people to party there on June 6 of this year — 666. Now the organizer is shocked — shocked — that things got out of control. John Colone expected to sell 300 T-shirts reading "Party in Hell." So many people showed up that he sold 2,500. His neighbors say partiers urinated in public, and blocked the roads in Hell. Colone plans to apologize at a public meeting Wednesday.

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep, with an update from Hell.

The town of Hell, Michigan, invited people to party there on June 6 of this year - 666. Now, the organizer is shocked - shocked - that things got out of control. John Colone expected to sell 300 T-shirts reading Party in Hell. So many people showed up that he sold 2,500. His neighbors say partiers urinated in public and blocked the roads in Hell. Colone now plans to apologize at a public meeting tomorrow. It's MORNING EDITION.

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