Music festivals are seen as gala times by everyone who loves music. They are a place to have fun, enjoy the music and create a lot of noise. People remember them that way but not all music festivals are remembered like that.
For instance, the Woodstock music festival of the year 1999 is remembered for all the wrong. A new documentary film has been made on the same.
Let’s get you up to speed with the history of the festival and why the documentary came to be.
THE FESTIVAL OF 1999 AND THE DOCUMENTARY
The Woodstock music festival was popular since it started in the year 1969. It was a place all music lovers came to love over the years. The festival of the year 1999 solely focused on the rock music of the time that was becoming popular among the youth. It was music of the rebels.
It defined a generation that was wild and rowdy, unlike the crowd of 1994, the last time the festival was organized. The documentary clearly shows that the festival was organized without much preparation on the organizers side.
The festival took place at an old military camp. The weather there was hot. This made the crowd thirsty. When they went but water bottles, they were shocked that a single bottle cost $4, same price as the bear. This angered the crowd.
They dug up water pipe lines to get water. The place became all muddy because of this. The singers added to the chaos by singing songs that pumped up the crowd even more. What more followed was total anarchy.
The women in the crowd were harassed. Female singers were abused verbally and even physically. With time, fires broke out, riots took place and by the end of the documentary and in real life, the Woodstock Music festival of 1999 became a total disaster.
The documentary aptly shows what can happen if proper preparations are not done.
One must watch the documentary to understand just how bad things turned out that day.