This documentary follows the experiences of two groups at the 1999 Sweetwaters music festival: six teenagers (including actor Kate Elliott, then 17), and a group of 30-somethings (many of them veterans of the 80s Sweetwaters). This excerpt catches up with them near the event's conclusion. Although some hangovers are being nursed, mostly spirits remain undimmed. English singer Elvis Costello drops the on-stage bomb that the artists haven't been paid, Chris Knox notes the "money fiasco" his own way; and the festivalgoers rate their weekend.
Chris Knox is great, and he said it for us: we are going away with a lot of good memories, but you can’t help feeling sorry for all those people that didn’t get paid.– Festivalgoer
Available from Point of View Productions.
Made with funding from NZ On Air