In 1999, for the 30th anniversary of the original Woodstock festival, organizers planned the three-day Woodstock '99 music festival in an abandoned air force base in Rome, New York. Thousands of people came to the festival. Performers such as Kid Rock and Limp Bizkit performed at the festival. However, all was not peace and love. Bad conditions and inflating prices for water led to riots and looting on the last night of the festival. Written by
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The riot and looting at the end of the concert was brought on by the terrible bathroom facilities, and the huge prices on food & drink (bottled water cost $4). According to sources, this was a planned riot which was orchestrated through Internet communication and lasted over two hours. See more
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