Were You There? Watch The Trailer For Upcoming Woodstock ’99 Doc
As someone who was at Woodstock '99 in Rome, New York, there is one disgusting element in this trailer I can relate to.
A new documentary about Woodstock '99 called 'Peace, Love and Rage' is set to debut on HBO Max July 23rd. Watching the trailer below brought back some not-so-great memories. If you were there, you probably feel the same way.
I remember it was way too hot, water was way too overpriced, and the original Woodstock message of peace, love, and helping out your fellow humans seemed a little lost at the old United States Air Force Base where it was held. What started off as a promising weekend with high hopes kind of fell flat when I made the trek with a friend to Upstate New York from where I was living at the time in New Jersey.
A lot of the bad stuff that happened that weekend I did not see firsthand as we stayed out of the crowds in front of the stage, watching from a distance. But one disgusting element stands out above the rest from that weekend: trudging through what I thought was mud to use the porta-potties on site which they allude to in the trailer below. Without getting into too much detail, thinking back to that one treacherous walk still upsets my stomach to this day. You can imagine what I walked through.
Luckily, that "muddy" walk was one of many things that led us to give up on the festival and leave first thing Sunday morning, the last day of the festival when things went really south. Imagine my surprise when I got home that day to see the mayhem on TV that ended up happening that day.
Were you there? Check out the trailer below for this doc that will explore one of the most infamous music festivals ever held.
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