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On May 3, the official site and Instagram account posted an update or sorts, thanking their supporters that read: "Thank you Woodstock Nation!

Regardless of the situation, the festival remained exceptionally peaceful. Please read the rules before joining the discussion.

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Jennifer Rosenberg is a historian, history fact-checker, and freelance writer who writes about 20th-century history topics. As soon as I saw that, I tried to get everyone to lower the prices and I couldn't," Lang recalled. View image of Filmmaker Michael Wadleigh and his wife and film crew member Renee Wadleigh at Woodstock Directed by Michael Wadleigh and brought to life by no less than seven editors — including Oscar winner Martin Scorsese and his long-time creative partner Thelma Schoonmaker — the film was a sprawling three-hour trawl through the musical performances and the anything-goes encampment swelling around them. Upwards of a half million people descended on Sullivan County Aug. Luckily, in mid-July, before too many people began demanding refunds for their pre-purchased tickets, Max Yasgur offered up his acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York as a festival site. We would like to acknowledge the State of New York and Schuyler County for all of their hard work and support. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. The other performers on day one were: Bert Sommer. Eventually, about half a million people reached the venue. Woodstock Ventures explored a few other venues, but none panned out. Water fountains were so meager that lines for water quickly became ridiculous - riots broke out and people broke the water lines. It shouldn't be tolerated by society.

It was obvious to everyone that on Sunday, the festival was winding down. Woodstock became a free festival, attractinghippies and music lovers to a remote, slightly ill-prepared location. It was insane.

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Looking back, some people attribute the lack of violence to the large number of psychedelic drugs being used. By all accounts they were woefully unprepared for the size of the crowd, with the concession stands not even being finished.

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