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.