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With the nation shocked and concerned about the Vietman War many people were agaisnt the war and showed their views through music, appearance, and festivals. Woodstock atracted so many people who were agaisnt the war it made national news.

Two days before the Festival begin, there were already about 50,000 people who arrived early. This was from the huge gaps in the fence where the gates had not yet been placed. There was no time to fix all the gates to prevent even more people from just walking in. The organizers were forced to make the event a free concert.


Max Yasgur's dairy farm (600 acres) in the town of Bethel

August 15-18, 1969

Woodstock was a three day music festival where many bands and musicians played such as Jimmy Hendrix.

An estimated 400,000 people attend the festival but police had to turn away thousands of cars. Roads were blocked for miles and highways became parking lots.

For many, it exemplified the counterculture of the 1960s and the "hippie era."

The counterculture was represented by people known as “hippies” they were usually young people who strongly protested war and whose values and norms were different from the main middle class.


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