American Psycho Posted October 23, 2010 Share Posted October 23, 2010 Woodstock 1999, performed July 23-25, 1999200,000 people attended the festival.Woodstock '99 is remembered for media reports of violence, rape, fires, and an abrupt ending of the show.THIS WOODSTOCK WAS LIVING HELL!Some crowd violence and looting was reported during the Saturday night performance by Limp Bizkit, including a rendition of the song "Break Stuff". Reviewers of the concert criticized Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst as "irresponsible" for encouraging the crowd to destructive behavior. Problems at the last Woodstock: Participants who had not brought sufficient food or water to the show had to buy from onsite vendors, whose merchandise was expensive (a single-serving pizza sold for $12, and 20-ounce bottles of water and soda for $4).The number of toilets installed proved insufficient for the number of attendees. Within a short time, some facilities were unusable and overflowing. People stood in line to access the water fountains, until frustration compelled a few to break the pipes apart to provide water to those in the middle of the line; this in turn caused the creation of large mud pits.After the Red Hot Chili Peppers were finished with their main set, the audience was informed about "a bit of a problem." An audio tower caught fire, and the fire department was called in to extinguish it.''MTV, which had been providing live coverage, removed its entire crew. MTV host Kurt Loder described the scene in the July 27, 1999 issue of USA Today:''It was dangerous to be around. The whole scene was scary. There were just waves of hatred bouncing around the place, It was clear we had to get out of there.... It was like a concentration camp. To get in, you get frisked to make sure you're not bringing in any water or food that would prevent you from buying from their outrageously priced booths. You wallow around in garbage and human waste. There was a palpable mood of anger.''After some time, a large force of New York State Troopers, local police, and various other law enforcement arrived. Most had crowd control gear and proceeded to form a riot-line that flushed the crowd to the northwest, away from the stage located at the eastern end of the airfield. Few of the crowd offered strong resistance and they dispersed quickly back toward the campground and out the main entrance.Police later reported that at least four rapes had occurred during the concert. Seven arrests were made on the final night of the concert and, afterward, police reviewed video footage, hoping to identify and hold accountable looters who, amid the chaos, had not been arrested. Approximately 12 trailers, a small bus and a number of booths and portable toilets were burned in the fray. Six people were injuredMore than 700 state police officers gathered on-scene late that Sunday night to control the crowd. The response rivaled the scope of that at the 1971 Attica prison riots, when more than 1,000 state police and National Guardsman quelled the bloodiest prison uprising in U.S. history.Performers:July 23BuckcherryBushDMXG. Love and Special SauceGeorge Clinton & the P.Funk All-StarsInsane Clown PosseJames BrownJamiroquaiKoЯnLitLiveMobyMoe.OleanderThe OffspringThe RootsSheryl CrowSticky PistilThe Umbilical BrothersJuly 242 Skinnee J'sAlanis MorissetteBruce HornsbyThe Chemical BrothersCollective SoulCounting CrowsDave Matthews BandEverclearFatboy SlimGusterIce CubeKid RockLimp BizkitLos LobosMetallicaMickey Hart/Planet DrumRage Against the MachineThe Tragically HipWyclef Jean with the Refugee AllstarsJuly 25Big SugarThe Brian Setzer OrchestraCreed featuring Robby KriegerElvis CostelloEverlastGodsmackJewelJohn EntwistleMegadethMike NessMuseOur Lady PeaceRed Hot Chili PeppersReveilleRusted RootSevendustWillie NelsonMusic from Woodstock 1999 was released on a two-disc compact disc set, Woodstock 1999. The album features 32 performing artists, and was released on Epic Records in October 1999.A DVD of concert highlights, also entitled Woodstock 1999 was released in March 2000. It features one song each from 28 of the participating acts. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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