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Remembering Woodstock

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There is no way you could have had a sound system for an audience of 400,000. But it was probably just as well. To be honest, the music was often... terrible. For a while, during the rain, the sound system failed completely. But nobody cared. The music was secondary... it was the event that mattered.... just being there.


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The Woodstock Art and Music Fair: “Three days of Peace and Music.” August 15, 16, and 17, 1969.
Woodstock

It was planned as a 3-day outdoor festival of “peace and music” featuring a few of the new, hard rock bands. The four organizers wanted it to be the largest rock concert in history. (Prior to Woodstock, the largest was about 20,000.) By early August, 1969, the organizers knew that more than 200,000 would likely show up. Publicly, they claimed there would be only about 100,000. They didn’t want to scare anybody.

The Stage

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