Woodstock '94, Winston's Farm in Saugerties, NY
August 14, 1994
Other Acts:
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Bob Dylan, Aerosmith, Nine Inch Nails, Santana, The Cranberries, The Roots, Sheryl Crow, Cypress Hill, Peter Gabriel, Allman Brothers Band, Joe Cocker, Violent Femmes, Collective Soul, Blind Melon, Aphex Twin, James Primus, Spin Doctors, Salt-N-Pepa, Blues Traveler, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Orbital, Arrested Development, Candlebox, Todd Rundgren, Deee-Lite, Del Amitri, The Orb, Zucchero, Porno for Pyros, Rollins Band, Youssou N'Dour, The Neville Brothers, Orleans, Jackyl, King's X, Country Joe McDonald, Traffic Huffamoose Womad The Sisters Of Glory Jimmy Cliff's All Star Reggae Jam, Paul Rodgers Rock and Blues Revue, Jeremy Hardesty
  • Recordings from this show can be found here
  • jettera: "I was there too. Madness."
  • Jamie Nelson: "It was an unbelievable 3 days there. I had been 21 for only 3 months so I was in the party prime of my life and this was the biggest party in the world! I remember throwing sod (mud) after this show..."
  • Robbie B.: "I was at this show. My tent was 100 yards away. In '94 Green Day wasn't totally mainstream yet. This was the third stage. Before they went on an African band played. They were so boring. Bongos and a lot of percussions. Then the stage turned and Green Day was on."
  • Christopher Powers: "I was there. I wish they'd show the crowd more so I could find myself, but I remember seein' these guys. I just didn't really realize who they were at the time. Fun time, but it did rain a lot. I thought it was fitting, it reminded me of the original '69 videos I'd seen. I remember thinkin' it was cool that since I had missed the original, at least I was young enough to enjoy the encore. I was 24 at the time. Helluva ride from Bluefield, WV to Saugerties, NY and back."
  • Ray Brunelle: "My parents were at this concert. Fucking lucky people! I would've been all crazy screaming the lyrics and stuff if I was them."
  • Vince Hurley: "I was there all three days. It was one of the most magical, fantastic experiences of my life. It was a complete loss-of-sleep, anarchic mess, with barrels full of crazy all around... And it was completely awesome. I slept for two days after I finally got back home. Green Day was fantastic, as always. And look how young they look here! I thought they hadn't changed, but I guess we all have!"
  • scribs76: "No, I was there. A kid from the audience ran up on stage and tackled him. Security was right there, but the kid got the tackle in."
  • "I was there. What a great time I had at Woodstock '94. I was in front of the stage towards the right. I did a stage dive... My 6-year-old daughter and I are watching this now and she is cracking up."
  • Dialysis Joe: "I was up on a hill, looking down at these guys. I really enjoyed their energy and their music. I'm enjoying it more, now, because I don't have to put up with half a million people."
  • Redplanetfilms1: "I was behind the stage and then went up front to see what was going on and then the hay and mud started flying! It was crazy! It looked like a wave of mudballs! I thought it was one of the coolest things I had even seen at a concert. It felt dangerous but somehow freeing and different. I walked backstage again to watch the choas and then that's when I heard Mike scream out, 'I think he broke my fucking jaw!' It was my first time seeing Green Day and I've been a fan since!"
  • Paul Anderson: "As someone who was there for it, the mud starting flying up in the air from the moshing, then people threw it at each other, that got Mike to make fun of those people and the crowd started slinging it at the band, which led to some good old fun."
  • "August 14, 1994 - Saugerties, New York. Leave it to Green Day to start the biggest mud fight in history at a festival meant to encourage peace! The over 350,000 fans watching the show were encouraged to throw mud after one fan did so and Billie picked it up and put it in his mouth. Soon after, Billie began running across the stage while fans threw mud, and he attempted to fight back on his own, needless to say he was a little outmatched. Things began getting really out of control when fans began running on the stage, even Mike was mistaken for a fan and lost three teeth as bouncers tackled him. Billie described it best onstage when he yelled, 'This isn't peace it's fucking anarchy.' Billie later said, 'Going into it I thought that the nostalgia reasons behind the show were kind of a joke. So we went in thinking 'This is lame'. But then it turned into something completely unexpected. To tell you the truth, it was the closest thing to total chaos I've ever seen in my whole life.'"
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