Woodstock 44 years ago

"We must be in Heaven, man."

“We must be in Heaven, man.”

Forty-four years ago today, August 14, 1969, Woodstock organizers were still scrambling to complete the infrastructure for the event. After their original site near Woodstock, New York cancelled their permit, they found an alternate site for the festival on forty acres of Max Yasgur’s farm outside of Bethel, New York.

Even as festival goers arrived early, crews focused on finishing the stage, sound equipment and a fence surrounding the forty acres. After all, they expected as many as 50,000 people to attend and they had to make sure there were enough medical and sanitary facilities and enough food to feed everyone.

Follow this blog and relive the event over the next few days. And take a look at Goodbye Emily, a novel that revisits the Woodstock Music Festival.

One final roadtrip

One final roadtrip

 

 

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One Response to Woodstock 44 years ago

  1. Cherie Lee says:

    This is a very informitive blog about Woodstock that always makes me feel I had been there which isn’t true. Well done blog just like the book is so engaging and well done.

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