July 25, 1999: Woodstock Ends in Fires, Rapes, Shame
Frank Micelotta, Getty
Scorching heat, ruthless vendors (a pizza slice was $12), a water shortage and a laundry list of aggressive bands that included Limp Bizkit, Metallica and Rage Against the Machine resulted in a three-day music festival that seemed more like Mad Max's Thunderdome.
By the end of the fest more than 120 people had been arrested for various infractions. There was also widespread vandalism, fires, reported rapes and incidents of concertgoers hospitalized after drinking polluted water.
Oh yeah, and in 1965 Bob Dylan "went electric" at the Newport Folk Festival. Hippies didn't riot.
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