hammerva Posted July 24, 2021 Author Share Posted July 24, 2021 (edited) Just watched the Woodstock documentary and while it is really solid and full of really wild shit it is really the perfect example of trying way too fucking hard to explain the obvious. It really comes off like 2021 person trying to explain a 1999 mentality and at times you are like settle down. First of all the promoter of this show is an incredible scumbag at the time in press conferences and trying to justify why things were so bad. The original promoters were incompetent but with good intentions mostly. The 1994 and 1999 promoter was carny fucker who saw dollar signs in the name. Also some incredible slut shaming about the rapes and sexual abuse from them. The level of reaching on this documentary to explain this disaster that really bugged me: 1. The one reporter trying to explain that having a crowd of about 80% young white guys screaming MY N**** when DMX is on stage as a sign of how violent it was going to be and how racist this young generation of people are 2. While the way women were really handled the entire weekend were absolutely horrible and disgusting (never mind the fact that only 3 women was on the entire festival), the idea that things like Girls Gone Wild and Maxim and FHM Magazine portrayed the idea that women need to be put back into the place and that is why women were getting groped and fondled and raped by these men is just bullshit. 3 Maybe it is because of how old I am but this concept of treating Grunge as this progressive, free thinking, and understanding form of music and society while Nu Metal is just a bunch of drunk horny white men pretending to angry and throwing up their middle finger is a bit of a stretch. I did love the stuff about how MTV how was promoting the hell out of it was also a massive target by almost everyone because of how correctly 1999 MTV pretty much turned into a version of a teen dance show. Watching Carson Daly getting pelted will never not be funny. Also Moby and Creed still being the pretentious ego maniac now. And while all of this shit happening it is fucking 100 degrees outside. The idea that most of these fires were started by candles that were handed out as a memorial to the shooting at Columbine and stopping gun violence I guess really explains Woodstock 99 perfectly This is a documentary that is designed to piss off almost everyone watching in some way. Some for the absolutely deserved reason and some depending on what 2021 thinks of 1999. Edited July 24, 2021 by hammerva 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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