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Woodstock

Back in the summer of 1969 something special happened.It was a music festival that would change the face of music.Legendary acts like Jimi Hendrix and The Who  played out to near half a million strong crowd.The promoters didn’t expect such a huge crowd and couldn’t handle the sheer volume of people.90% of the attendees didn’t pay they just jumped the fence or just strolled straight in..The highway leading to the concert had to be shutdown due to the masses of people trying to get to it.Food and water was shared in the “Help a brotha’ out” mentality of the 60’s.People dressed in their birightest colours and painted their vans and trucks it was a weekend for the hippies. Drugs where supposedly everywhere aswell as naked bodies and children roaming about.

“Drugs and nudity were rampant, food was scarce and traffic was hell. Oh, and there were several deaths and births.”

“I was camped out in the woods at the top of the field and there were all these paths with names like Far Out Path and Groovy Way. At the intersection there were people selling pot, acid and hash. But I didn’t see any heroin or cocaine or anything like that.”

“Young men and women, mud-caked, bare-chested, openly smoking dope and dropping acid – defined the make-love-not-war, let-it-all-hang-out counterculture that was at its peak in the late 60s.”

By the time we got to Woodstock
We were half a million strong,
And everywhere there was song and celebration.
And I dreamed I saw the bombers
Riding shotgun in the sky
And they were turning into butterflies.”

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