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28 Pictures That Show Just How Intense Music Festivals Were In The '90s

Coachella doesn't have anything on Woodstock '94!

Posted on June 7, 2018, at 5:22 p.m. ET

An aerial view of Glastonbury Festival in 1995.
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An aerial view of Glastonbury Festival in 1995.

Concertgoers are covered in mud at the Woodstock '94 music festival in Saugerties, New York.
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Concertgoers are covered in mud at the Woodstock '94 music festival in Saugerties, New York.

Concertgoers smoke at the Lollapalooza music festival in Waterloo Village, New Jersey, 1993.
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Concertgoers smoke at the Lollapalooza music festival in Waterloo Village, New Jersey, 1993.

Fans gather to watch Rancid perform at Lollapalooza on June 30, 1996, at the Winnebago County Fairgrounds in Rockford, Illinois.
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Fans gather to watch Rancid perform at Lollapalooza on June 30, 1996, at the Winnebago County Fairgrounds in Rockford, Illinois.

Flavor Flav performs on stage with Public Enemy at the Pukkelpop Festival in Hasselt, Belgium, on Aug. 27, 1999.
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Flavor Flav performs on stage with Public Enemy at the Pukkelpop Festival in Hasselt, Belgium, on Aug. 27, 1999.

A painted Volkswagen bus sits parked at Woodstock '94 in Saugerties, New York, on Aug. 13, 1994.
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A painted Volkswagen bus sits parked at Woodstock '94 in Saugerties, New York, on Aug. 13, 1994.

Festivalgoers sell herbal supplements at Glastonbury Festival, 1994.
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Festivalgoers sell herbal supplements at Glastonbury Festival, 1994.

A concertgoer takes a spin on a gyrating ride at Lollapalooza in Waterloo Village, New Jersey, 1993.
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A concertgoer takes a spin on a gyrating ride at Lollapalooza in Waterloo Village, New Jersey, 1993.

Billy Corgan performs with the Smashing Pumpkins at the Rock Torhout Festival in Torhout, Belgium, on July 4, 1992.
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Billy Corgan performs with the Smashing Pumpkins at the Rock Torhout Festival in Torhout, Belgium, on July 4, 1992.

Left: Kurt Cobain performs with Nirvana at the Pukkelpop Festival in Hasselt, Belgium, on Aug. 25, 1991. Right: Concertgoers at the T in the Park Music Festival in Lanarkshire, Scotland, on July 13, 1996.
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Left: Kurt Cobain performs with Nirvana at the Pukkelpop Festival in Hasselt, Belgium, on Aug. 25, 1991. Right: Concertgoers at the T in the Park Music Festival in Lanarkshire, Scotland, on July 13, 1996.

A musician attempts to use the port-a-potties during the Cardiff's Big Weekend festival, in Cardiff, Wales, on Aug. 11, 1995.
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A musician attempts to use the port-a-potties during the Cardiff's Big Weekend festival, in Cardiff, Wales, on Aug. 11, 1995.

Left: Lauryn Hill performs with the Fugees during the Apollorock Festival in Meerhout, Belgium, on May 18, 1996. Right: Muddy boots poke from the entrance of a tent at Glastonbury Festival on Jan. 6, 1998.
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Left: Lauryn Hill performs with the Fugees during the Apollorock Festival in Meerhout, Belgium, on May 18, 1996. Right: Muddy boots poke from the entrance of a tent at Glastonbury Festival on Jan. 6, 1998.

The Roots backstage at the Phoenix Festival in Long Marston, England, during the 1990s.
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The Roots backstage at the Phoenix Festival in Long Marston, England, during the 1990s.

Right: Eminem shows off his tattoos backstage at the Warped Tour on July 16, 1999. Right: Concertgoers at Lollapalooza in Waterloo Village, New Jersey, 1993.
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Right: Eminem shows off his tattoos backstage at the Warped Tour on July 16, 1999. Right: Concertgoers at Lollapalooza in Waterloo Village, New Jersey, 1993.

Trent Reznor performs with Nine Inch Nails at Lollapalooza in Waterloo Village, New Jersey, on Aug. 14, 1991.
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Trent Reznor performs with Nine Inch Nails at Lollapalooza in Waterloo Village, New Jersey, on Aug. 14, 1991.

A mass of muddy fans in a tangled heap at Glastonbury Festival, 1993.
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A mass of muddy fans in a tangled heap at Glastonbury Festival, 1993.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers perform at the Torhout-Werchter Festival in Werchter, Belgium, on July 7, 1996.
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The Red Hot Chili Peppers perform at the Torhout-Werchter Festival in Werchter, Belgium, on July 7, 1996.

MCA (left), Mike D (second from left), and Ad-Rock (right) of the Beastie Boys pose backstage with DJ Hurricane (third from left) at the Reading Festival in Reading, Berkshire, on Aug. 29, 1998.
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MCA (left), Mike D (second from left), and Ad-Rock (right) of the Beastie Boys pose backstage with DJ Hurricane (third from left) at the Reading Festival in Reading, Berkshire, on Aug. 29, 1998.

Crowdsurfers and fans rock out at the Pinkpop Festival in Landgraaf, Netherlands, on May 18, 1997.
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Crowdsurfers and fans rock out at the Pinkpop Festival in Landgraaf, Netherlands, on May 18, 1997.

Liam Gallagher of Oasis makes his way backstage at the Glastonbury Festival, 1995.
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Liam Gallagher of Oasis makes his way backstage at the Glastonbury Festival, 1995.

A Tribe Called Quest performs at Lollapalooza in Mountain View, California, on Sept. 1, 1994.
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A Tribe Called Quest performs at Lollapalooza in Mountain View, California, on Sept. 1, 1994.

Left: Courtney Love performs with Hole at Glastonbury Festival on June 1, 1999. Right: A festivalgoer makes his point by going nude at the 1999 Glastonbury Festival.
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Left: Courtney Love performs with Hole at Glastonbury Festival on June 1, 1999. Right: A festivalgoer makes his point by going nude at the 1999 Glastonbury Festival.

Two festivalgoers take a chance to relax at the Glastonbury Festival, 1992.
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Two festivalgoers take a chance to relax at the Glastonbury Festival, 1992.


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