Were you at Woodstock?

Were you at Woodstock?


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Were you at Woodstock?
Old 08-16-2019, 09:48 AM
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Were you at Woodstock? I was only 2, so I was not. I do however have a Woodstock story.

I did Aerial photography for years from a plane. I would then go to the homes and farms with an 11x14 framed to sell to the property owners. 20 years ago I was working in this tiny town in Upstate NY named Bethel. I kept passing some kind of stone with a plaque on it. I finally stopped to read it and low and behold, this was the site of the original Woodstock in 1969!

I started talking to the neighbors of the site about the stories from back then. Some were telling of people just parking in their front yards, setting up tents on their property uninvited. One farmer even told me he had his sons on the barn roof with a rifle to keep people from having sex in his barn.

Others had stories of how people were selling a gallon of water for $2 or $3 dollars (1969 dollars), so the farmers gave it free. Many gave all the food in the house as people were coming to them starving. The lucky ones got a bed or floor and shelter from the rain.

Not so many people were buying Aerial photos as someone was supposed to buy up all the farms for a Woodstock themed Disneyland. I tried to contact the man but never could. It apparently never happened.

That is my Woodstock story, share yours. Thanks!
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Old 08-17-2019, 08:47 AM
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I was too young, only 8 years old at the time, and my parents were more the swing-era types of nerds who scowled at rock and roll.

My babysitter was a hippie though and she took me to a Beatles concert at the Yale Bowl. I think I was 2 or 3 years old at the time. I don't remember the concert but I do remember being in a big crowd and being overwhelmed by the sights and sounds, and a sense of claustrophobia even though we were outside.
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