Woodstock

Hey, Amy. It's been a week and I'm wondering how the travelling in the van is going. Made it to Woodstock yet? Amy?

Oh, there you are.

Not surprised.

Yeah, I get it.

Love and peace.

Well, in the meantime, let me give you a bit of information about what you're going to find in Woodstock when you and your fellow hippies arrive.

Advertised as three days of peace and music, the Woodstock Festival, or simply, Woodstock, takes place on the weekend of August 15 to 17th, 1969.

No one knows just how important and meaningful these days will be. The name Woodstock is about to become legendary. And just think, you're going to be there, right in the midst of it all.

Isn't time travel an amazing thing?




Though the organizers originally planned to hold the event in the village of Woodstock, New York, the festival will take place in Bethel, New York, on one of the hayfields owned by the dairy farmer Max Yasgur.


Bethel is 43 miles (70 km) southwest of Woodstock.


The three day event is initially created as a profit-making venture. But when the audience starts to arrive, no fencing or ticket booths will be enough to hold back the crowd of more than 400,000. 


The first act to appear will be Richie Havens, on Friday August 15th at 5:00 p.m. when the slated opening acts have trouble getting to the festival due to the overwhelming traffic.

His will sing his famous song "Freedom" for the first time on Woodstock's stage.


The weekend will consist of one performance after another. Thirty-one bands will take part.

Janis Joplin with the Kozmic Blues Band will appear on Sunday August 17th at 2:00 a.m.

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The Who will appear the same day, starting at 5:00 a.m. 

People will begin to arrive at the festival on Wednesday. 

By Friday, police will turn away thousands of cars due to lack of space.

Through rain, cramped living conditions and lack of facilities for almost half a million young people, there will be no violence.


The movie "Woodstock" will win the Best Documentary Oscar in 1970. It will be 185 minutes long and cost a  mere $100,000 to make.

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You, Amy, are about to take part in the most remarkable gathering of harmony,  music, love and peace in the history of the world.