Okay thanks for making me feel old because I WAS there (I was 17) and it definitely was a memorable performance. The sound system completely sucked though and they really didn't sound that great (Billie actually admits this in a 1995 MTV interview with Kurt Loder) and it was, as you know, pouring down rain. What is not really thought of though is the amount of mud there really was. We can see that yeah it looked fun slipping and sliding all around, but the fact of the matter was that you couldn't walk without your feet sinking 6 inches into the mud, there were people everywhere. I mean EVERYWHERE. NO paths to walk, just squeezing through people. Where there weren't people there were tents. Yes there were areas for camping in the woods near the stages, but that quickly got filled and there was no enforcing where people could or could not set up tent. Toilets were overflowing, yes, I took a shit in the woods, food and drink was not only overpriced, but starting to become scarce, and there was no escape. No home to go to at the end of the night.
So, yeah, I'm incredibly happy to be part of history and I'm proud to say I was there, but believe me, you're a lot better off watching an old VHS copy of a copy of a copy of the 30 minute show rather than experiencing that weekend.
I write about this experience and more experiences in 20 years of Green Day shows in my book entitled "My Green Days: the story of a fan & a band" available on Amazon
http://www.amazon.co... justin patrick