Woodstock Festival 1999


Woodstock Festival 1999


Woodstock 1999 was supposed to be a thirtieth anniversary celebration of the original Woodstock 1969 festival. It was held between July 22nd and July 25th, 1999 but 200 miles away from Max Yasgur’s farm in Bethel, NY in Rome, NY instead. It was heavily promoted and MTV intended to broadcast much of the festival but it was also available live to pay per view cable TV customers in the US.

15 apocalyptic photos from the Woodstock disaster of 1999 that prove it was the original Fyre Festival

Woodstock ’99: Remembering the Chaos 20 Years Later

Woodstock’s stalled-before-it-started 50th anniversary celebration has taken over much of the news cycle this summer, but some of us haven’t forgotten the disaster that was Woodstock ’99, which kicked off its main stage 20 years ago today.

Let's Revisit The Chaos Of Woodstock '99, 'The Day The Music Died'

When the organizers of Woodstock 1999 planned the third edition of the peace-promoting music festival, they sought to extinguish the unruly atmosphere that plagued the 1994 iteration. Five years earlier, concertgoers easily snuck in beer and other contraband items through a chain-link fence that barely separated the festival from the outside world. But those conditions — which impeded police efforts to maintain order — were mild compared to what would result at Woodstock ’99.

Woodstock '99 Was a Violent Disaster That Predicted America's Future

The well-documented, pervasive misogyny of Woodstock ’99 is more relevant to America in 2019 than the “free love” politics of its original iteration.

The Day Woodstock ’99 Went Down in Flames

“This is not the real Woodstock. They messed up. They messed up the whole name of Woodstock.”

We killed Woodstock: '99 artists, attendees recall chaotic CNY festival

Woodstock 50 appears to be dead with less than a month to go for the 50th anniversary of the original 1969 festival. The 2019 event has been plagued by disorganization, but may also be struggling because of the legacy of a related Central New York festival that happened 20 years ago this week: Woodstock ’99.

Rethinking Crowd Violence: Self‐Categorization Theory and the Woodstock 1999 Riot


Rethinking Crowd Violence: Self‐Categorization Theory and the Woodstock 1999 STEPHEN VIDER


According to self-categorization theory (SCT), incidents of crowd violence can be understood as discrete forms of social action, limited by the crowd’s social identity. Through an analysis of the riot at Woodstock 1999, this paper explores the uses and limitations of SCT in order to reach a more complex psychology of crowd behavior, particularly those instances that appear unmotivated, irrational, and destructive. Psychological and sociological literature are synthesized to explore the role of communication in establishing social norms within the crowd. Several modifications to current crowd psychology are proposed, including a false consensus effect of motivation and the mediation of personal and social identities.

The Legacy of Woodstock ’99 Is Sexual Assault

Episode 6 of ‘Break Stuff’ explores the violence against women that garnered headlines in the wake of the festival

The 7 Most Truly Shocking Moments in 'Trainwreck: Woodstock ‘99'

The new three-part Netflix documentary tells the dark story of a music festival that descended into chaos

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