Jonathan Davis Blasts Woodstock ’99 Promoters in New Netflix Doc: ‘They Were Completely Unprepared’

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It feels like there’s been a LOT of Woodstock ’99 documentaries over the past few years. And now, there’s another one. Netflix’s new doc Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99 dropped earlier this week and heavily features Korn frontman Jonathan Davis.

Davis initially explains that his own experience during Korn‘s infamous Woodstock set was a mindfuck, in the best way:

“The atmosphere backstage was just kind of electric. I was excited. I remember going right into my dressing room, looking in the mirror and going ‘Oh My God, holy fuck.’ This is massive. I remembered the intro, we’re walking out… I come walking out and I see that fucking crowd. And I’m like ‘what the flying fuck?’ When you see it with your own eyes, it’s just ten times more shocking. I looked over and I just saw waves as the sound traveled all the way to the back. There’s no drug, there’s nothing on this planet that can give you that fucking feeling of having a crowd in your hand like that. I felt like I did something really incredible… we kicked that ass.”

However, when asked for comment about how Woodstock ’99 notoriously downgraded into hellfire as the weekend progressed (you know, the whole complete audience meltdown and riot part), Davis didn’t hold back about his feelings for how the festival was organized and run:

“As a promoter, if you’re going to put on an event, your first responsibility is the safety of the crowd. But, they were completely unprepared. It was like, let’s just get a quarter million people together and let’s see what happens. For anyone to get hurt, there’s no excuse for that. Girls should be able to fucking have fun, just like a guy.” 

Relive Korn‘s full incendiary set for yourself below:

 

Jonathan Davis Talks Woodstock ’99: ‘Limp Bizkit Just Didn’t Give a F***, Period’

And don’t forget to catch Korn live at one of these upcoming dates:

Tue Aug 16 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena

Thu Aug 18 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Sat Aug 20 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Sun Aug 21 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre

Tue Aug 23 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center

Wed Aug 24 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center

Fri Aug 26 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center

Sat Aug 27 – Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion

Sun Aug 28 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

Wed Aug 31 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion

Thu Sep 01 – Pelham, AL  – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

Sun Sep 04 – Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Tue Sep 06 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion

Fri Sep 09 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre

Sat Sep 10 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center

Tue Sep 13 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena

Thu Sep 15 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre

Fri Sep 16 – Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater

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