Major name festival retailers - with the kind of experience you'd need to deal with a festival this big - were wary of dealing with the organizers for the same reasons the band were, unimpressed by their lack of knowledge and questionable forward planning.
Roberts and Joel Rosenman. In the era of free love and hippies, one of the most legendary music festivals in the whole world took place in New York state. All night long, without cease, their feet sloshed and stomped and slammed a few inches from our heads.
Such was their determination to embrace both love and peace against a backdrop of Nixon and Vietnam, that there was zero violence reported during the three days. Today, the original site hosts the Bethel Woods Center For The Arts, which opens for musical events and performances all year round.
Fifty summers ago, a confluence of mud, madness and magic gave birth to the modern music festival as we know it. Follow Virginia on Twitter. One of the many legends told about Woodstock is that not only was it a cultural happening, and a pivotal musical event of the era, it was completely free.
You couldn't wash a dog with that, let alone a human. The last time your facebook photo is credited.
Everything went wrong. Woodstock was about fun Today's Top Stories. Filippini went to bed [on Thursday] and woke up to find a lot more people than he expected. The orgy dome is one of my favorite theme camps. He was told to keep playing as there were no other acts ready to perform.
Download our mobile apps on. Music History. How do you even begin to contemplate the idea of policing and providing security for half a million people, if you want to keep the police as far away from the venue as possible? Maybe we'll do another.