It was going be the “biggest party on the planet.”This was the inspiration for a multi-day festival that would offer a throwback at Woodstock 1969, which featured The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and many more. The new release however, Netflix documentary project Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99This demonstrates that, despite its ambitions, the former is remembered as something different.
This festival was a complete disaster. The festival was full of violence and vandalism, as well as stories of sexual abuse, and much more. The Fyre Festival was a perfect example of organizational efficiency.
Read on, and we’ll tell you all about this new project from the streamer below. You’ll definitely want to check your nostalgia for the 90s at the door first, though.
Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99 Now streaming on Netflix
Let’s start with one thing. Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99Three episodes of the series are available on Netflix:
It appears that the project has changed its name in the last minute. “trainwreck”Now the original descriptor is being replaced in the title. This was to make the title more expressive. Clusterf**k: Woodstock ’99). A bit of a head-scratcher, that, since it’s not like Netflix hasn’t used that kind of language in a title before (see: The End of the F***ing World).
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At any rate, here’s the streamer’s official summary for Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99. “Woodstock ‘99 was supposed to be a millennium-defining celebration of peace, love, and great music.
“Instead, the festival degenerated into an epic trainwreck of fires, riots, and destruction. Utilizing rare insider footage and eyewitness interviews with an impressive list of festival staffers, performers, and attendees, this docuseries goes behind the scenes to reveal the egos, greed, and music that fueled three days of utter chaos.”
Review and reaction
This is why I’m scared of festivals.
A festival documentary that doubles up as a disaster film.
Those are some of the takes you’ll find on Twitter about Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99It is called “What?” A 3/5 GuardianReviewThis is what it means to be a “brisk and horrifying watch.”
What’s more, it was accompanied by all the horror, including arson and rape, that took place? A depressingly obvious reminder is also included in the documentary about festival organizers. One that probably didn’t need saying, but the documentary makes it explicit anyway:
Lest it wasn’t clear enough, it seems the organizers were … simply out to make as much money as possible. What is the latest?