Woodstock Rock Festival

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  • The Festival Was Almost Shut Down After The First Day

    The Festival Was Almost Shut Down After The First Day
    The festival had big name performers like Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones, and the Grateful Dead. But these and many other performers were asking for the money first or were asking for double the original payment due to this festival being new and weren't sure if it would be successful. Due to this, the organizers were left with million dollars worth of debt. (The image was retrieved from Google Images.)
  • Woodstock Became A Free Festival

    Woodstock Became A Free Festival
    The organizers of Woodstock, John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfeld, and Mike Lang had originally planned to charge people for tickets in order to enter. But, since they weren't fully prepared, the ticket booth was not set up yet by the time the event started so they agreed to make it free instead. (The image was retrieved from Google Images.)
  • Woodstock's Food Shortage

    Woodstock's Food Shortage
    After the first day, the organizers had started to run out of food to sell. Due to the high demand on food, they increased the prices on burgers and hot dogs from 25 cents to a dollar. The attendees were outraged by this so they burned down the concession stand. (The image was retrieved from Google Images.)
  • The Army Came to Help

    The Army Came to Help
    The Sullivan County heard the food shortage going on at the festival so with the help of the local sheriff's and an army helicopter, they donated about 10,000 sandwiches, fruit, water, canned goods and they included medical supplies. (The image was retrieved from Google Images.)
  • Woodstock Begins Their Three Day Festival

    Woodstock Begins Their Three Day Festival
    The Woodstock Rock Festival began with a performance by Richie Havens, who was supposed to come out later that day but the opening band Sweetwater were stuck in traffic. The purpose of the festival was to celebrate peace and music, since at the time the Vietnam War was happening. Many Americans disagreed with the war and began to protest it. (Image was retrieved from Google Images)
  • Day Two Begins With Santana

    Day Two Begins With Santana
    Santana's performance at Woodstock is considered to be one of the most memorable moments of the festival. At the time of the festival, Santana was not a well known artist yet. (The image was retrieved from Google Images.)
  • Drug Use at Woodstock

    Drug Use at Woodstock
    The organizers of Woodstock had banned the use of alcohol and drugs but the security appointed at the festival did nothing to stop it. Some of the drugs used at the festival included marijuana, acid, cocaine, opium, and magic mushrooms. (The image was retrieved from Google Images.)
  • The Grateful Dead Finally Performs

    The Grateful Dead Finally Performs
    Due to a storm that fell earlier on Day Two, The Grateful Dead performance was full of flooding, and experienced many malfunctions with their equipment. This caused their performance to be very sloppy. (The image was retrieved from Google Images.)
  • Day Three Experienced a Big Thunderstorm

    Day Three Experienced a Big Thunderstorm
    A big thunderstorm fell upon the festival that caused a delay on performances. (The image was retrieved from Google Images.)
  • Joe Cocker Opens Day Three

    Joe Cocker Opens Day Three
    Joe Cocker was not well known at the time but gained recognition after the festival due to his rendition of the Beatles's "With a Little Help From My Friends" (The image was retrieved from Google Images.)
  • Jimi Hendrix's Iconic Performance

    Jimi Hendrix's Iconic Performance
    Jimi Hendrix was the most memorable and longest performance of the festival. He performed for 2 hours and played his legendary rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. Jimi was the main headliner of the festival but oddly enough, only about 25,000 were in attendance. Jimi was the closing act of the festival and most people had started to leave. (The image was retrieved from Google Images.)