The Woodstock ’99 music event, commonly known as Woodstock 1999, took place in Rome, New York, from July 22 to July 25, 1999.
It was the second major music event to try to imitate the original Woodstock festival from 1969 after Woodstock ’94.
It took place in upstate New York, similar to previous festivals, but this time at the old Griffiss Air Force Base, some 100 miles (160 km) from the original Woodstock location.
Over the course of four days, there were around 400,000 attendees.
The event was prominently covered by the cable network MTV, and pay-per-view live coverage was offered.
Its radio rights were controlled by Westwood One. There were DVD and CD releases of excerpts.
On August 3rd 2022, Netflix released documentary on the Woodstock ’99 music event which named as “Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99“.
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Did Anyone Die At Woodstock 99?
According to MTV, 3 people died during Woodstock ’99.
- One of them was David G. Derosia, 24, who died from a heat-related disease.
- Tara K. Weaver, 28, who was struck by a vehicle after leaving the performance.
- In the Woodstock campsite, a 44-year-old guy with a pre-existing heart problem died of cardiac arrest.
The event attracted 400,000 attendees, although not all of them had tickets.
Thousands of individuals purchased bogus tickets and gate stormed the event, resulting in far too many people.
Tara K. Weaver of Troy, New York, reportedly had automobile difficulty in South New Berlin, New York, some 55 miles from the event venue, and was struck by a car while walking beside the road, according to Senior Investigator Jim Carter of the New York State Police’s Sydney office.
The estimated 400,000-strong audience was not given access to enough water, food, restrooms, or security throughout the event, which ran from July 22 to July 25, 1999, leading to public discontent with the organizers.
On the event’s Saturday afternoon, during Limp Biskit’s headlining performance of the song “Break Stuff,” the audience started tearing down festival structures and scaffolding and turned on festival officials.
According to Wikipedia, The MTV host Kurt Loder described the scene in 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.