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2 days and 5 hours till Hippiestock 2!  Here is some facts about Woodstock 69.

 

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Woodstock was described as an "An Aquarian Exposition, Three Days of Peace and  Music".

Woodstock drew 400,000 young people to Bethel, New York in the Catskill  Mountains.

No incidents of violence occurred at the Woodstock Festival.

Most of the 80 arrests at Woodstock were made on drug charges involving LSD,  amphetamines and heroin.

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Marijuana smokers, estimated to be the majority of the audience, were not  arrested at Woodstock.

Three accidental deaths were reported at Woodstock.

 

Janis Joplin was paid was paid $7,500 at Woodstock.

The organizers of the Woodstock Festival were four young men: John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfeld, and Mike Lang. The oldest of the four was only 27 years old at the time of the Woodstock Festival.

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The first of many things to go wrong with the Woodstock Festival was the location. No matter how the young men and their lawyers spun it, the citizens of Wallkill did not want a bunch of drugged-out hippies descending on their town. After much wrangling, the town of Wallkill passed a law on July 2, 1969 that effectively banned the concert from their vicinity.

 

Everyone involved with the Woodstock Festival panicked. Stores refused to sell any more tickets and the negotiations with the musicians got shaky. Only a month-and-a half before the Woodstock Festival was to begin, a new location had to be found.

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On Wednesday, August 13 (two days before the Festival was to begin), there were already approximately 50,000 people camping near the stage. These early arrivals had walked right through the huge gaps in the fence where the gates had not yet been placed. Since there was no way to get the 50,000 people to leave the area in order to pay for tickets and there was no time to erect the numerous gates to prevent even more people from just walking in, the organizers were forced to make the event a free concert.

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This declaration of a free concert had two dire effects. The first of which was that the organizers were going to lose massive amounts of money by putting on this event. The second effect was that as news spread that it was now a free concert, an estimated one million people headed to Bethel, New York. Police had to turn away thousands of cars. It is estimated that about 500,000 people actually made it to the Woodstock Festival.

  No one had planned for half a million people. The highways in the area literally became parking lots as people abandoned their cars in the middle of the street and just walked the final distance to the Woodstock Festival. Traffic was so bad that the organizers had to hire helicopters to shuttle the performers from their hotels to the stage.

 

 

Despite all the organizers' troubles, the Woodstock Festival got started nearly on time. On Friday evening, August 15, Richie Havens got up on stage and officially started the Festival. Sweetwater, Joan Baez, and other folk artists also played Friday night.

The music started up again shortly after noon on Saturday with Quill and continued non-stop until Sunday morning around 9 am. The day of psychedelic bands continued with such musicians as Santana, Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, and The Who, to name just a few.

  It was obvious to everyone that on Sunday, the Woodstock Festival was winding down. Most of the crowd left throughout the day, leaving about 150,000 people on Sunday night. When Jimi Hendrix, the last musician to play at Woodstock, finished his set early on Monday morning, the crowd was down to only 25,000.

  Despite the 30-minute lines for water and at least hour-long wait to use a toilet, the Woodstock Festival was a huge success. There were a lot of drugs, a lot of sex and nudity, and a lot of mud (created by the rain).

 

The organizers of Woodstock were dazed at the end of the Festival. They didn't have time to focus on the fact that they had created the most popular music event in history, for they first had to deal with their incredible debt (over $1 million) and the 70 lawsuits that had been filed against them.

  To their great relief, the film of the Woodstock Festival turned into a hit movie and the profits from the movie covered a large chunk of the debt from the Festival. By the time that everything was paid off, they were still $100,000 in debt.

 

Hippiestock starts at 9AM SLT on the 21st!  Don't miss it!

 

Peace!

 

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There's an album of fotos from HS2 on my FB page. Just search for my name, Jeanne Anne Decosta. HS2 was such fun!! Tags would be appreciated. I don't know who everyone is. Thanks Hippie, & all invovled. ❤³ 1-21-12 has been a fun day in SL cuzuv all your efforts ... Peace, Love & Rock&Roll 4ever !!!!! ❤³

Jeanne

 

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Anita61 Anatine wrote:

WOW! I managed to attend for about half an our but had so much lag I could never make a foto! Thnx Hippie for a wonderfull event!

Lag was awful at first but after they restarted the sim it wasn't all that bad. Lag, tho, effected cam angle controls which made it hard to get a foto. I missed several good shots cuz i just couldnt get the cam angle right in time. Oh well tho.. with that many avvies on a sim, lag is to be expected. HS2 was such fun, with such great music, that a ltl lag is a small price to pay..

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I'd post more but mostuv em says file size is too large. They're on my FB page anyway..

Thanks again Hippie & all involved!

Peace!

Jeanne

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JeanneAnne wrote:

There's an album of fotos from HS2 on my FB page. Just search for my name, Jeanne Anne Decosta. HS2 was
such
fun!! Tags would be appreciated. I don't know who everyone is. Thanks Hippie, & all invovled. ❤³ 1-21-12 has been a fun day in SL cuzuv all your efforts ... Peace, Love & Rock&Roll 4ever !!!!! ❤³

Jeanne

 

Thank you Jeanne!  I am so glad you had a great time!  Looking foward to H3!  Woot!

 

Peace!

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