The fifteenth of August, 1969 marks the date for the most famous music festival ever, the one where everything began: Woodstock 1969. Dive in to find out crazy-fun facts about the most chill festival that was the granddaddy of all the best music festivals since!
The Beatles Didn’t Attend Woodstock 1969
Truly, this is exceptionally valid. There are many speculations concerning why they dumped the celebration. John Lennon (the vocalist) told coordinators that he has declined a U.S Visa at the time. Albeit many fans still believe the explanation for their nonattendance was on the grounds that John Lennon’s better half’s – Plastic Ono’s Band was not invited to Woodstock 1969. Ouch!
Bob Dylan Didn’t Like Hippies All That Much
Apparently, he didn’t attend the festival because he didn’t like the flower power lot. I wager he could change that decision now.
Three Days Of Music And No Group Brutality
It genuinely was a mystical celebration. During the three days of steady music and love with around half a million people at the setting, there were no detailed episodes of savagery. Pot, hashish, stimulating medications and other stuff were accessible at the event. This, then lead to around 400 revealed LSD trips. There were a couple of medical accidents, the roads-turned parking lots were especially frightful, there was a deficiency of food and STILL no savagery.
Babies Joined In At Woodstock 1969
There were different reports of vigorously pregnant ladies hurried to local medical clinics to give birth to their babies.
Ravi Shankar Thought Woodstock ‘Unnerving’
Aside from being one of the main Indian artists to perform at Woodstock 1969, eminent Sitar player Ravi Shankar didn’t share his peers’ energy about the celebration. He once said it was a frightening encounter, where the huge groups relaxing in the mud helped him to remember wild oxen in India.
Not Enough Food
The deficiency of nourishment is putting it mildly. After speaking to residents of the neighborhoods around the setting, individuals from the Monticello Jewish Community gave out sandwiches made out of 200 portions, 40 pounds of meat and two gallons of pickles. A few participants likewise, depended on drinking milk straight out of dairy animals.
Woodstock 1969 Didn’t Really Happen At Woodstock
The coordinators made some miscalculations in finding an appropriate spot that was accessible (particularly in light of the fact that the crowd turnout was too large). So even though it was to be held in Woodstock, New York. They finally decided on having it at Bethel Woods on some great Samaritan’s ranch – Max Yasgur. God favors his spirit!
Four Tries To Replicate Woodstock 1969
There have been four endeavors to reorganize the celebration at various destinations. Consecutively in 1979, 1989, 1994, and the grievous 1999 celebration, they tried to recreate the event. But each time, it was closed down due to assaults, fire-related crime, and mob brutality. Many considered it the day music kicked the bucket.
Half A Million People Turned Up
One single ranch managed to house 500,000 people for three straight days of music and festivities!