Si certains fans se souviennent surtout de Woodstock 1999 pour les performances de ouf de Metallica et surtout Nine Inch Nails, cela reste aussi un des pires événements de l’ère musicale des 90’s ! Rappelons que le festival avait convié Rage Against The Machine, Korn, les Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Offspring ou encore Limp Bizkit. Entre le temps extrême (37 degrés), les déshydratations en cascade, le manque d’eau, de nourriture, les agressions physiques, sexuelles au sein du public ou encore la destruction de certains éléments, le festival va se voir illustrer via un documentaire, « Woodstock ‘99: Peace, Love, and Rage » produit par HBO qui en a livré la bande-annonce.
« I think that was a really bad idea, because Woodstock ’99 — I don’t feel responsible at all for that. I feel like the promoters of that festival were overcharging people for water, for instance, the cash machines were running out of money. The conditions were really poor, and I think that ‘Woodstock ’99‘ should have not invited bands like us on it unless they expected — no one said, ‘Tone it down, this audience is not going to react in a positive way to your show.’
I mean, who knew that the festival was gonna turn into that, that atrocious riot that it did? But it’s never happened again, which I think is a good idea. I think that if they were to do it now and have the music that’s popular now — Foxygen and Mumford & Sons and a bunch of bands that are more tepid, or just a little more ‘Coachella‘-friendly — I think it would probably work out great. There were a lot of really heavy bands on that festival. » — Wes Borland
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