History of Woodstock Festival
• The history of the Woodstock festival
August 15, 1969 opened the festival Woodstock, which has collected more than 500 thousand spectators. Then on stage in front of a crowd of thousands at once made 32 modern group, which four days performed their hits for all the hippies of America.
Woodstock is known as the greatest musical event of all time, and perhaps one of the most important turning points in the history of music. On Wednesday, 13 August, two days before the festival, in place already arrived about 60 000 people. On Friday, the roads were so jammed that some artists had to use a plane to get there on their own performances.
All days in the territory of Woodstock was an atmosphere of complete freedom. There were no prohibitions, rules and restrictions - everyone was part of a huge living organism. This event is legendary, most of which seems to be a fairy tale. However, many sources say about the event as a place mired in drugs and debauchery.
Despite all the stories, facts, rumors and speculation, Woodstock can be called absolutely stunning even for a fine half the audience - all women, who believed in peace, freedom and love.
The festival Woodstock Music & Art Fair debuted not in Woodstock but Bethel - a small village 40 km from Woodstock, in the grounds of the dairy farmer Max Yasgur. For their trampled and littered public field Yasgur received 75 000 dollars.
During the festival, there was nine of premature birth. One woman gave birth to a daughter in the car directly in the 10-kilometer traffic jam at the entrance to the festival.
The company "Food for Love", which provided the audience with food, at some point, raised the price of hamburgers from 25 cents to 1 dollar. The public saw this as a face of capitalism and burned to the ground point of catering. Jewish Community Center to learn about the food shortage, passed requiring 200 loaves of bread, 20 kg of meat and 9-liter jars of pickled cucumbers.
Most of the stories about the utter debauchery and orgies really just rumors. Yes, there were many cases quite open displays of affection, but the mass orgies happened.