This week marks 20 years since Woodstock '99, and Sheryl Crow is still remembering her performance at the festival – and the memories aren't positive.
The singer-songwriter revealed that it was the kind of gig "they wouldn't get away with" now, talking about the horrors of her experience in a Rolling Stone interview published Wednesday.
Being heckled by the crowd and yelled at to "show your [expletive]" doesn't even begin to describe the terrors of the show, Crow explained.
Crow said that the Woodstock '94 festival five years prior was a turning point in her career. "That totally changed the trajectory of my career," she recalled. "I mean suddenly I was on the map.”
But the '99 festival went completely downhill, according to Crow.
“There all these camera crews and topless girls on guy’s shoulders getting on TV,” Crow began.
“It was a very MTV kind of moment. No one could bring in any food or water, and the bottled water was super-expensive. It bred rebellion. The porta-potty got turned over, and the next thing I know, I’m playing bass and there’s feces being thrown right where I’m playing," she continued.
"You can imagine the vibe before we went out, and Insane Clown Posse was right after us," Crow said. "The audience was frustrated and angry and it was everything but what Woodstock. It was by far the worst. It was the single worst gig I’ve ever been on. We got out of there as fast as we possibly could.”
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