Unable to sleep earlier this week, I started surfing through the channels and ran across the multi-part HBO series on the disaster that was Woodstock 99 in Rome, New York. Remember the one with all the violence, sexual assaults, heat stroke, and fires? Yeah, that one. As bad as Woodstock 94 was (and I was there, so I know), the 99 edition was exponentially worse.
No one had a good time, from the acts to the vendors to the 400,000 fan baking in the sun. When things finally devolved into vandalism and arson on the Sunday night, it felt inevitable.
There’s another three-parter on the festival coming to Netflix on August 3. It’s got the perfect title, too: Clusterf**k: Woodstock ’99. Here’s a trailer.