Woodstock 99 on Netflix: Were there any deaths at the ‘trainwreck’ festival?
Over 1,200 people needed on-site medical treatment and there were 44 arrests
Netflix has just released a three-part documentary series on the music festival Woodstock 99. What was meant to be a revival of the peace and love style event in the 60s, turned into something out of a disaster movie, as Woodstock 99 descended into chaos – and yes, there were deaths in the end.
The Netflix series shows how the event turned sour, how audience members felt they were treated like “animals” and rebelled, trashing the venue and quite literally putting it up in flames. However, the series does not mention that three people there ended up losing their lives.
What happened at Woodstock 99 which lead to multiple deaths at the event?
Woodstock 99 has gone down in history as one of the biggest festival disasters there has ever been. It was called out for awful conditions, the security set up and violence, crime and awful behaviour among the crowd. It’s reported Woodstock 99 lead to the deaths of three people.
According to MTV, which had reporters at the festival, the deaths included 24-year-old David G. Derosia, who died from heat-related illness, 28-year-old Tara K. Weaver, who was hit by a car while walking along the road after having car troubles after she left the event, and a 44-year-old man who died of a cardiac arrest in a camping site at Woodstock – he had a pre-existing heart condition.
As well as the deaths, Woodstock 99 reportedly had over 1,200 admissions to on-site medical facilities, 44 arrests and multiple reports of sexual assault.
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