Ah, “throwback thursday,” the weekly excuse to Instagram pictures from when you were cooler and hotter. We’ll play. Let’s bring you back to August 1994, to Saugerties, New York, the location of “2 more days of peace and music,” better known as Woodstock ’94. Eventually extended to three days, the 1994 installment of the Woodstock festival featured such diverse acts as Joe Cocker, Cypress Hill, Crosby, Stills, & Nash (who also appeared at the original 1969 festival), Metallica, and more. Despite all of these top-tiered acts, a band called Nine Inch Nails is said to have garnered the greatest crowd density of the festival’s three days.
Just minutes after a band mud-wrestling match, Trent Reznor and Co. took the stage soaking wet and covered and mud, a theme that seems somewhat consistent at Woodstock (check out Billie Joe Armstrong starting a mud fight with the crowd during Green Day’s set here).
Here’s Nine Inch Nails’ full, muddy, remastered hour-and-a-half hour set from The North Stage on Saturday, August 13th, 1994: