Woodstock Music Festival

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Woodstock was three days of music and peace. It started August 15,1969. With over half a million people who attended, it is known today as the greatest rock concert ever! The concert was on a huge farm, which was the perfect size. The police was sure they would have it prepared, but unfortunately they were not ready for 500,000 people, but what made Woodstock so special? Are we sure we know everything about Woodstock? There was not any racism at Woodstock; they didn’t care about your age, the way you dressed, or the color of your skin. To be welcome all you had to have in mind was peace. There were so many people, that it was so hard to get food, but they found a solution to that problem. They decided to fly in food on choppers. When they arranged this festival, they had a lot of problems. One of the problems were finding the people to help organize the festival, but the main problem was getting permission to run the festival. What they did to get permission was they lied. They said that they were expecting 50,000 people, when actually they had over 150,000 people come. The good thing was they actually managed to find enough land. Woodstock was great in every way, mainly the music. Michael Lang was in charge of Woodstock; including gathering all the musicians such as, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Creedence Clearwater, Canned Heat, The Who, and Crosby Stills and Nash. Santana and Joe Cocker actually weren’t known very well until Woodstock. Woodstock started on a Friday, and it was a huge success. When it was Saturday, a huge storm hit Woodstock. Then the whole farm was covered in mud. The storm threatened technical equipment, especially the speaker up on high towers. Most of the people in the crowd were hippies, but what would most people call hippies? Most of them would just call them freaks. They often had none or little
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