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Any of you attend Woodstock '99??

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  • evenflow82evenflow82 Posts: 3,674
    I was there..... Arrived on the Thursday morning before from St. Louis. They hadn't opened the grouds yet so the highway was at a dead stop for 15 miles. Got out on my car and took pics of the highway each way. People were playing hackie sack and smokin weed on the highway.... CRAZY!!!

    Got in on thursday, and walked 3 miles to the front gate from where we parked. It ended up being 100+ degrees the whole weekend. Picked our camping spot and set up.... Hung out all night and they had some locals playing all Thursday.

    Friday morning, James Brown opened up one of the 2 main stages and from there it was insanity.... The most amazing experience of my life.... I remember the tension in the crowd as everyone waited for the first heavy band (Korn) on Friday night.... Running up to the crowd, people shooting off fireworks everywhere, and then they start Blind. I've never been so scared as when they kicked in to the first heavy part and that wave of people hit... UNBELIEVEABLE!!! Watch the performance of Blind, you can see the wave...

    The next night on Saturday, the headliners were (in order) Limp Bizkit, Rage, and Metallica. I remember the last person before Limp was Alanis, and everyone was booing her. The whole vibe was getting fucking violent and dark fast.... Limp came on, and the place went fucking insane. Specifically, during "Break Stuff" when Fred did his whole speech "Take out all your anger at this fucking festival now.... The heat, the no water, the camping, DO IT NOW" or whatever he said and then they hit the "Give me something to break" shit.... Insane vibe.... After them was Rage, they were delayed playing by like 2 hours, the crowd was super pissed by the time they came on. After that was Metallica, and they just delivered.... After Metallica ended about 1:30am, we were walking back to the campground and we hit some mud, I put my girlfriend over my shoulder, and walked through calf high mud... Got to the end of the mud and realized that all the fucks going crazy had over turned all the Johnny on the Spots and the field turned into a field of human shit. I remember washing my legs with 100's of others in the hand washing station, people were all "What the fuck man" and we are all "YOU WANNA GET THE SHIT OFF OUR LEGS?!?!?!" Also, by friday night the Johnny on the spot service people had quit, so all the johnnys had a shit piss tampon mountain coming out of all the toilet holes. And on Saturday to conserve costs, they cut off the drinking water for 2 hours from 12-2pm... This was during 105 degree weather.... All the showers were open shower areas divided by sex, and guys would climb up the girls shower area's and hang on the roof and look in..... It was just getting more insane and more insane. Plus the prices were RIDICULOUS for 1999. It was 6 dollars for an 8 ounce bottle of water, 10 dollars for a hand rolled tortilla.

    By sunday after sleeping in a pool of my own sweat for 3 days, we decided it was enough and started to head home. Got a hotel in Weedsport NY and watched the riot on TV... Can't say I was suprised at all..... Still, I prayed for a woodstock 2004, and still pray for one anytime in my lifetime. I would DEFINATELY GO AGAIN, I would just be more prepared. CRAZY TIMES!

    Still sounds better than PJ's Wrigley Field disaster.
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  • darthvedderdarthvedder Posts: 2,043
    Weird timing, I just watched the festival episode of "This is Pop" on Netflix today. They also discuss Woodstock '99 (but not Woodstock '94, oddly enough).
  • LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 2,996
    94 was great. Didn't do the other one. Seemed dangerous. Cool james brown played. Didn't know that.
  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 24,927
    99 Woodstock was a giant shit show it sucked and would be my last camping festival period! It just sucked the best thing me & friends did was leave during the day time and hit the nearby lake swimming in crystal clear water was fun! 
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  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 24,927
    I was there..... Arrived on the Thursday morning before from St. Louis. They hadn't opened the grouds yet so the highway was at a dead stop for 15 miles. Got out on my car and took pics of the highway each way. People were playing hackie sack and smokin weed on the highway.... CRAZY!!!

    Got in on thursday, and walked 3 miles to the front gate from where we parked. It ended up being 100+ degrees the whole weekend. Picked our camping spot and set up.... Hung out all night and they had some locals playing all Thursday.

    Friday morning, James Brown opened up one of the 2 main stages and from there it was insanity.... The most amazing experience of my life.... I remember the tension in the crowd as everyone waited for the first heavy band (Korn) on Friday night.... Running up to the crowd, people shooting off fireworks everywhere, and then they start Blind. I've never been so scared as when they kicked in to the first heavy part and that wave of people hit... UNBELIEVEABLE!!! Watch the performance of Blind, you can see the wave...

    The next night on Saturday, the headliners were (in order) Limp Bizkit, Rage, and Metallica. I remember the last person before Limp was Alanis, and everyone was booing her. The whole vibe was getting fucking violent and dark fast.... Limp came on, and the place went fucking insane. Specifically, during "Break Stuff" when Fred did his whole speech "Take out all your anger at this fucking festival now.... The heat, the no water, the camping, DO IT NOW" or whatever he said and then they hit the "Give me something to break" shit.... Insane vibe.... After them was Rage, they were delayed playing by like 2 hours, the crowd was super pissed by the time they came on. After that was Metallica, and they just delivered.... After Metallica ended about 1:30am, we were walking back to the campground and we hit some mud, I put my girlfriend over my shoulder, and walked through calf high mud... Got to the end of the mud and realized that all the fucks going crazy had over turned all the Johnny on the Spots and the field turned into a field of human shit. I remember washing my legs with 100's of others in the hand washing station, people were all "What the fuck man" and we are all "YOU WANNA GET THE SHIT OFF OUR LEGS?!?!?!" Also, by friday night the Johnny on the spot service people had quit, so all the johnnys had a shit piss tampon mountain coming out of all the toilet holes. And on Saturday to conserve costs, they cut off the drinking water for 2 hours from 12-2pm... This was during 105 degree weather.... All the showers were open shower areas divided by sex, and guys would climb up the girls shower area's and hang on the roof and look in..... It was just getting more insane and more insane. Plus the prices were RIDICULOUS for 1999. It was 6 dollars for an 8 ounce bottle of water, 10 dollars for a hand rolled tortilla.

    By sunday after sleeping in a pool of my own sweat for 3 days, we decided it was enough and started to head home. Got a hotel in Weedsport NY and watched the riot on TV... Can't say I was suprised at all..... Still, I prayed for a woodstock 2004, and still pray for one anytime in my lifetime. I would DEFINATELY GO AGAIN, I would just be more prepared. CRAZY TIMES!

    Still sounds better than PJ's Wrigley Field disaster.
    Not even close! W99 was a disaster 
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  • 2-feign-reluctance2-feign-reluctance Posts: 19,104
    94 will always be my favorite! 
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  • LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 2,996
    ^^we were camping off show grounds @2-feign-reluctance and i remember leaving to go back to tents with Aeorosmith opening song in the I'm back in the saddle again...I'M BAAAAACK! What a great time. Also the hit the all night rave with dee lite!!! I didn't even know she was playing. Waking up to joe cocker feelin alllllright...porno for pyros, blind melon, bob dylan, rhcp, nin. I missed a lot of great acts because there were so many! What an experience. Stayed out of the mud!
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 18,154
    Watched most of the doc yesterday. Gross. Gross. Gross. Just disgusting all around. 

    I can definitely see the “horror” film’s argument of the Woodstock 99 generation begetting MAGAism. 
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  • ComeToTXComeToTX AustinPosts: 6,473
    Looks like what I imagine hell would be. Other than a few good bands. 
    This show, another show, a show here and a show there.
  • darthvedderdarthvedder Posts: 2,043
    edited July 26
    That John Scher guy is a real piece of work. Still blaming everyone but himself 20 years later.
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  • Mikemzl91Mikemzl91 Posts: 404
    edited July 26
    Scher blamed the girls saying they asked for it. I mean wow just wow. 

    Dave from Megadeath was also in on this, talking shit about metallica in an unclever and unfunny way. I feel like he does this from time to time. 
  • ikiTikiT USAPosts: 9,845
    Megadeth to close?  At the AF base?  Dave Mustaine?  Damn.  I didn't even know.

    Everything was Fred's fault.  And Tabitha Soren, too.

    Seems like an awful lotta evenbros. 
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  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 5,776
    I was there..... Arrived on the Thursday morning before from St. Louis. They hadn't opened the grouds yet so the highway was at a dead stop for 15 miles. Got out on my car and took pics of the highway each way. People were playing hackie sack and smokin weed on the highway.... CRAZY!!!

    Got in on thursday, and walked 3 miles to the front gate from where we parked. It ended up being 100+ degrees the whole weekend. Picked our camping spot and set up.... Hung out all night and they had some locals playing all Thursday.

    Friday morning, James Brown opened up one of the 2 main stages and from there it was insanity.... The most amazing experience of my life.... I remember the tension in the crowd as everyone waited for the first heavy band (Korn) on Friday night.... Running up to the crowd, people shooting off fireworks everywhere, and then they start Blind. I've never been so scared as when they kicked in to the first heavy part and that wave of people hit... UNBELIEVEABLE!!! Watch the performance of Blind, you can see the wave...

    The next night on Saturday, the headliners were (in order) Limp Bizkit, Rage, and Metallica. I remember the last person before Limp was Alanis, and everyone was booing her. The whole vibe was getting fucking violent and dark fast.... Limp came on, and the place went fucking insane. Specifically, during "Break Stuff" when Fred did his whole speech "Take out all your anger at this fucking festival now.... The heat, the no water, the camping, DO IT NOW" or whatever he said and then they hit the "Give me something to break" shit.... Insane vibe.... After them was Rage, they were delayed playing by like 2 hours, the crowd was super pissed by the time they came on. After that was Metallica, and they just delivered.... After Metallica ended about 1:30am, we were walking back to the campground and we hit some mud, I put my girlfriend over my shoulder, and walked through calf high mud... Got to the end of the mud and realized that all the fucks going crazy had over turned all the Johnny on the Spots and the field turned into a field of human shit. I remember washing my legs with 100's of others in the hand washing station, people were all "What the fuck man" and we are all "YOU WANNA GET THE SHIT OFF OUR LEGS?!?!?!" Also, by friday night the Johnny on the spot service people had quit, so all the johnnys had a shit piss tampon mountain coming out of all the toilet holes. And on Saturday to conserve costs, they cut off the drinking water for 2 hours from 12-2pm... This was during 105 degree weather.... All the showers were open shower areas divided by sex, and guys would climb up the girls shower area's and hang on the roof and look in..... It was just getting more insane and more insane. Plus the prices were RIDICULOUS for 1999. It was 6 dollars for an 8 ounce bottle of water, 10 dollars for a hand rolled tortilla.

    By sunday after sleeping in a pool of my own sweat for 3 days, we decided it was enough and started to head home. Got a hotel in Weedsport NY and watched the riot on TV... Can't say I was suprised at all..... Still, I prayed for a woodstock 2004, and still pray for one anytime in my lifetime. I would DEFINATELY GO AGAIN, I would just be more prepared. CRAZY TIMES!

    Still sounds better than PJ's Wrigley Field disaster.
    What disaster?  

    A 2-1/2 hour weather delay? 

  • Mikemzl91Mikemzl91 Posts: 404
    ikiT said:
    Megadeth to close?  At the AF base?  Dave Mustaine?  Damn.  I didn't even know.

    Everything was Fred's fault.  And Tabitha Soren, too.

    Seems like an awful lotta evenbros. 
    Yeah I was surprised to hear this too, I always thought RHCP closed this thing on the main stage, but Megadeath finished 10 minutes after RHCP. 
  • ZodZod Posts: 7,684
    I didn't go, but the whole festival was available live on PPV.  I remember watching the whole thing and enjoying the hell out of it.    A lot of memorable sets came out of that festival.

    It was pretty crazy when people started lighting the place on fire during the RHCP set (in which RHCP decided to play their cover of Fire).

    I guess the festival wasn't great to attend. Overcrowded, expensive, and a lack of water.   On the other hand it was really fun to watch live on TV :)
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 11,727
    I was there..... Arrived on the Thursday morning before from St. Louis. They hadn't opened the grouds yet so the highway was at a dead stop for 15 miles. Got out on my car and took pics of the highway each way. People were playing hackie sack and smokin weed on the highway.... CRAZY!!!

    Got in on thursday, and walked 3 miles to the front gate from where we parked. It ended up being 100+ degrees the whole weekend. Picked our camping spot and set up.... Hung out all night and they had some locals playing all Thursday.

    Friday morning, James Brown opened up one of the 2 main stages and from there it was insanity.... The most amazing experience of my life.... I remember the tension in the crowd as everyone waited for the first heavy band (Korn) on Friday night.... Running up to the crowd, people shooting off fireworks everywhere, and then they start Blind. I've never been so scared as when they kicked in to the first heavy part and that wave of people hit... UNBELIEVEABLE!!! Watch the performance of Blind, you can see the wave...

    The next night on Saturday, the headliners were (in order) Limp Bizkit, Rage, and Metallica. I remember the last person before Limp was Alanis, and everyone was booing her. The whole vibe was getting fucking violent and dark fast.... Limp came on, and the place went fucking insane. Specifically, during "Break Stuff" when Fred did his whole speech "Take out all your anger at this fucking festival now.... The heat, the no water, the camping, DO IT NOW" or whatever he said and then they hit the "Give me something to break" shit.... Insane vibe.... After them was Rage, they were delayed playing by like 2 hours, the crowd was super pissed by the time they came on. After that was Metallica, and they just delivered.... After Metallica ended about 1:30am, we were walking back to the campground and we hit some mud, I put my girlfriend over my shoulder, and walked through calf high mud... Got to the end of the mud and realized that all the fucks going crazy had over turned all the Johnny on the Spots and the field turned into a field of human shit. I remember washing my legs with 100's of others in the hand washing station, people were all "What the fuck man" and we are all "YOU WANNA GET THE SHIT OFF OUR LEGS?!?!?!" Also, by friday night the Johnny on the spot service people had quit, so all the johnnys had a shit piss tampon mountain coming out of all the toilet holes. And on Saturday to conserve costs, they cut off the drinking water for 2 hours from 12-2pm... This was during 105 degree weather.... All the showers were open shower areas divided by sex, and guys would climb up the girls shower area's and hang on the roof and look in..... It was just getting more insane and more insane. Plus the prices were RIDICULOUS for 1999. It was 6 dollars for an 8 ounce bottle of water, 10 dollars for a hand rolled tortilla.

    By sunday after sleeping in a pool of my own sweat for 3 days, we decided it was enough and started to head home. Got a hotel in Weedsport NY and watched the riot on TV... Can't say I was suprised at all..... Still, I prayed for a woodstock 2004, and still pray for one anytime in my lifetime. I would DEFINATELY GO AGAIN, I would just be more prepared. CRAZY TIMES!
    this is an amazing description of the documentary that I watched last night....like exactly what they covered
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  • cp3iversoncp3iverson Posts: 7,616
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  • mschostokmschostok Chicago, ILPosts: 781
    Always knew this festival had a bad reputation but after watching the documentary? Damn. No bueno. 
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  • ZodZod Posts: 7,684
    Watch the documentary today.  It's crazy how oblivious the organizers were and still are.  They try to skirt blame and say most people had a good time.. lol.

    What a train wreck.

    Still, many of those sets are super energetic with a giant energetic crowd.  Other than the Tragically Hip's set I haven't really gone back and watch them.  I should did out my old VHS machine and watch the tapes.
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 11,727
    I had forgotten that the 50 year anniversary event was cancelled.  They ran that blurb at the end of the doc and it made me remember the talk of the disastrous 30 year show a few years ago.
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    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
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  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 5,776
    Watched it last night... what a f'ing disaster.

    Thoughts beyond the obvious takeaways:

    I found interesting the retrospective on 90's rock, talking about how the pendulum swung from early 90s acts like Nirvana & REM to the NuMetal bullshit that was in its prime when this festival happened. Interesting and sad, tbh. 

    Wyclef lighting his guitar on fire was also pretty sad. 

    Korn's set looked f'ing amazing. I was never a fan, but still wish I had seen them in their prime. 

  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 11,727
    edited July 28
    Watched it last night... what a f'ing disaster.

    Thoughts beyond the obvious takeaways:

    I found interesting the retrospective on 90's rock, talking about how the pendulum swung from early 90s acts like Nirvana & REM to the NuMetal bullshit that was in its prime when this festival happened. Interesting and sad, tbh. 

    Wyclef lighting his guitar on fire was also pretty sad. 

    Korn's set looked f'ing amazing. I was never a fan, but still wish I had seen them in their prime. 
    yeah it was interesting how white rage took over the transition between grunge and NuMetal

    I really felt sorry for Jewel, Morrisette and Creed
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    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville; 2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago; 2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1; 2018: Wrigley #1, Wrigley #2, Boston #1, Boston #2
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  • cutzcutz Posts: 10,174
    How can I watch the Doc?
  • clayton12clayton12 Athens, GAPosts: 258
    HBO
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon HeadstoniaPosts: 26,813
    cant wait to watch this. remember seeing clips on the news like it was yesterday. 
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  • cp3iversoncp3iverson Posts: 7,616
    Limp Bizkit honestly were pretty awesome at Woodstock 99.  

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