If you’re old enough to remember Woodstock ’99, you’re certainly old enough to remember the chaos that ensued when hundreds of thousands of rowdy spectators got angry with the conditions of the festival and essentially turned the whole the matter into a massive riot – mosh pits, fires, destroyed buildings and torched semi-trucks.
Netflix’s new docuseries Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99 captures the mayhem well, shedding light on what made things go horribly wrong. The answer depends on who you ask. If you ask the promoters, they were troublemakers in the crowd. If you ask virtually anyone else on the planet, they’ll likely point the finger at the promoters themselves.
Something else the docuseries shines a light on, however, is a very poor fashion choice of the era. Virtually everyone at the festival seems to be wearing a bucket hat or standing next to someone wearing a bucket hat. Seriously. In fact, there were so many bucket hats to find throughout the three-episode documentary that we had to catalog them all.
Join us on this journey to the weirdest and worst part of 1999 as Woodstock ’99 heats up, but not without hundreds of bucket hats to light the way.