Five Little Known Facts About Woodstock

We’re celebrating Woodstock’s 50th anniversary with Woodstock Week on Zoomer Radio!

Five little-known facts about Woodstock:

One: It wasn’t in Woodstock, but about 80 kilometers away, in Bethel, New York.

Two: The 400,000 to 500,000 people who were at Woodstock made Bethel the third most populous city in New York state that weekend.

Three: They ran out of food on the first day, and there was a riot when a food stand raised the price of hamburgers from 25 cents to an exorbitant one dollar.

Four: Traffic congestion was so bad that Iron Butterfly couldn’t even get out of LaGuardia airport, so they got back on a plane and went home.

And five: Jimi Hendrix’s legendary performance, voted one of the 100 greatest moments in rock history, was seen by almost no one at Woodstock – because it happened Monday morning after everyone had gone home.

At least the clean up crew loved it.