Date-Aug 15,16,17 (and 18
pop 3900. Max Yasgurs Farm
Attendance-100,000 to 200,000 anticipated.- estimated
500,000 showed up
3 deaths- One death- run over in sleeping bag, 2
death- heroin overdose,3
Possibly 2-5 births but no proof (registered births), 8 miscarriages reported
Promoters- John Roberts- he had the $$, Joel Rosenman- Roberts
business partner, Artie Kornfeld- songwriter and music industry guy,
and Michael Lang-
had staged a big concert in Florida and was a friend of Artie Kornfield- Artie and
Michael were the hippies of the group.
Original site gets yanked by city just 6 weeks before the concert.
Eventually fences came down- safety and common sense override $$ concerns
Townsfolk- who many were adamantly against festival- pitch in to help feed everyone
Hundreds of thousands of people with no food, shelter, or money.
Lots of sharing and
caring for one another.
Even though musicians look like the young hippies, remember they are wealthy, famous
They arrive on helicopters, not in cars.
Janis Joplin, The Who and the
Grateful Dead refused to play- unless paid in advance- promoters had to get the local
bank open to get the $$.
Perhaps the peace, love, and sharing vibe not necessarily totally
embraced by the performers.
Hard costs of 2.4 million once concert was over- much more in lawsuits, fees, fines, etc.
Side A- scene number and brief description
3- shows preparation and set-up.
Note how pretty the area is, fields, woods, lake.
is “Long Time Gone” sung by Crosby, Stills, and Nash.
4- Michael Lang- the most visible of the four Woodstock promoters utters his famous “If