Limp Bizkit at Woodstock in 1999, according to the “Trainwreck” director from Netflix.
The most recent Netflix documentary that you should not miss is Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99.
A far cry from the harmony, love, and music of Woodstock ’69, the three-part series, directed by Jamie Crawford, explores the disastrous Woodstock ’99 event.
Over 400,000 people attended Woodstock ’99 over the course of the weekend of Friday, July 23, to Sunday, July 25, at the former Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, New York.
It featured a strong nu-metal lineup, including performances by Metallica, Korn, Rage Against the Machine, Limp Bizkit, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Kid Rock.
In addition, there was some Alanis Morissette, James Brown, and Jamiroquai.
But the weekend quickly turned chaotic as acts of violence, sexual assault allegations from women, fires, dehydration, and squalor occurred.
There have been reports of trench mouth, a gum infection brought on by a bacterial buildup in the mouth and frequently connected to World War I trench warfare.
And by the following day, there were actual bonfires burning on the Woodstock ’99 grounds as The Red Hot Chili Peppers performed a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Fire,” which director Crawford told Newsweek was “hilariously representative” of that year’s festival.
It is still unclear what, why, who, when, where, and how the chaos came to be.
The crowd is to blame, according to the organizers Michael Lang, John Scher, Ossie Kilkenny, and their group.
The participants blame the planners.
However, there were a number of other factors at play, such as poor planning brought on by cost-cutting, a lack of security, the band’s lineup’s emphasis on metal, the angsty crowd of thousands present, a heatwave with limited access to drinking water, high prices, and the issue of Woodstock 99’s location at a former US air base in Rome, New York City.
But one weekend event—the set by the rap-rock group Limp Bizkit on Saturday, July 24—has always been indelibly etched into the annals of Woodstock ’99.
Before Rage Against the Machine and Metallica took the stage, Limp Bizkit played, and their performance really energized the audience.
Frontman Fred of Limp Bizkit speaks before performing their song “Break Stuff.”
This is just a quick summary.