Woodstock Post 4 – Bethel Woods Monument and more

Bethel Woods Museum Woodstock Monument


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Did you Know?

The Woodstock festival took place 70 miles away from Woodstock – in Bethel, New York.
The organizers were not able to find a big enough spot in Woodstock itself – and then finally the framer Max Yasgur agreed to lease 600 acres of his alfalfa farm for $75,000.

“Yasgur faced increasing pressure from local residents and the business community to cancel, but refused to renege on the deal he had made with the Woodstock organizers.”

Many thanks to the honorable “man-of-his-word” Yasgur!

Here is where you can read more fun Woodstock facts:

https://www.history.com/news/remembering-richie-havens-ten-things-you-may-not-know-about-woodstock

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Lower Level of Museum at Bethel Woods  / these next two photos are extra large sizes so maybe a few details can be read /

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More than 200 songs were performed over the course this three day peace and music festival so picking a song for this post was tough.
I decided to share this director’s cut of The Who:

 

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Three Days of Peace & Music

Woodstock Rock Festival

Audience of more than 400,000.

Thirty-two acts performed outdoors despite sporadic rain.


Did you Know?

According to a story on the History channel, about 186,000 tickets were sold before the festival and they only expected to have about 200,000 people attend; however, more than 400,000 people showed up.

Because they did not expect that volume – they never set up ticket booths and the flimsy barrier fence was torn down by the crowds on the first day.

 

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33 thoughts on “Woodstock Post 4 – Bethel Woods Monument and more

    1. Hi Diane – yeah – we almost did not even go to visit – we were near this area for a retreat / and so I was glad to have gone and found out more about it 😉
      Ttys

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      1. Thank you for the tips and suggestions, my hubby would love to visit. Me too, but he’s 8 year’s older and it’s more his era than mine. But I do love all that happened and all that wonderful music!!

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    1. Hi Dan/ I think it would be worth your time –
      And who
      Knows how many doors you will see along the way.
      And as I mentioned in a few other posts – I was not even sure I wanted to visit at first – but there was something really special seeing and standing on the actual
      Field of the concert and then seeing the notes

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  1. I’ve really enjoyed your “series” Yvette. Watched Roger Daltry belting out the sound and really really getting into it. His fringed shirt reminds me of the flowy shirt that Michael Jackson wore when he performed at a Super Bowl a few years before his death – just his shirt billowed a little more. The peace signs we wore on necklaces … an era long gone now.

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      1. You’re welcome Yvette – it was a fun time. I watched the Ringo’s 80th Birthday Bash the other night on YouTube. It made me feel old watching a few clips of the Beatles so young back in the 60s.

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  2. That was a turning point. When the movie came out, I had actually no idea there had been a festival in the US. Saw the movie in a Latin Quarter theatre in Pais on a cold Paris winter night. Came out dazed.

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  3. When we visited, we actually stayed in Woodstock- which is a wonderful little town- and made the hour long trek to Bethel. I was amazed that ALL those people were able to get up there, what with the one and two lane roads.

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    1. I know what you mean about being amazed to imagine the commuting to and from the bethel farm!
      And imagining food being dropped in from the sky also amazes me

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