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These Pictures Show Just How Much Of A Shitshow Woodstock ’99 Was

The Woodstock ’99 music festival in Rome, New York, was meant to honor the 30th anniversary of the iconic 1969 Woodstock event — that was before the mud, fires, and rioting ruined all the fun.

Posted on July 23, 2019, at 4:11 p.m. ET

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People gather among the mud and trash before a performance July 26.

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Two naked men stroll through the grounds of Woodstock ’99 on July 24.

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People set up their base camps for an overnight stay at Woodstock ’99 on July 25.

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Festival attendees freshen up for the day the morning of July 25.

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Festivalgoers rest among the trash, July 25.

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People pose for a picture while covered in mud in this undated picture.

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An estimated 100 people pose nude for photographer Spencer Tunick on July 24.

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DMX performs on the main stage, July 23.

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers perform July 25.

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The Insane Clown Posse performs on the west stage, July 23.

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A sea of fans watch DMX perform July 23.

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Kid Rock performs on the east stage, July 24.

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Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst brings his performance to the heads of the crowd of the east stage, July 25.

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People in the crowd start fires using anything they can find as fuel, July 25.

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Festivalgoers climb the destroyed metal scaffolding of a stage during the early morning hours of July 26.

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Fans ignite plywood and debris at the conclusion of Woodstock ’99 on July 25.

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People pose for a picture on an overturned vehicle in the early morning hours of July 26.

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New York State Police officers patrol Woodstock ’99 following the riots, fires, and looting, July 26.

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A man jumps over a fire in the early morning hours of July 26.

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Looters carry items stolen from Ace Hardware trailers parked in the campground area in the early morning, July 26.

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Police in riot gear stand watch after the sun rises July 26.

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The cleanup begins the morning after the rioting at Woodstock ’99.

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A man is apprehended by police July 26.

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A New York State Police cruiser attempts to drive through the debris at the campground of Woodstock '99, July 26.

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A man sleeps among the trash on the hot concrete, July 26.


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