The year was 1969 and it was a year that would forever change the music industry. Or, to be a bit more specific, the face of music festivals as we know it.
It was an event held at an alfalfa farm in New York and it was a celebration of peace, love, and music. Estimated figures tell us that there were about 400,000 to 500,000 attendees during the 3-day festival. The performers, meanwhile, was a solid line up of 32 artists that included Creedence Clearwater Revival, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, and The Who, among many others.
Simply put, it was one heck of a party.
Woodstock has since been known not only as a game changer but also as a generation’s “cultural touchstone,” as a news site described it. And now that it’s celebrating its 50th anniversary, fans couldn’t help but look back at the one-of-a-kind festival.
It all began when four men namely Michael Lang, Artie Korn field, John Roberts, and Joel Rosen an pooled in their resources to create a music festival that would promote a recording studio. Back then, tickets for Woodstock were priced at $18 and the organizers only expected about 200,000 attendees. However, they were left without a choice but declare it a free concert once the event drew in more festival goers than they ever imagined.
The crowd’s energy didn’t die down despite the rain, the mud, and even the food shortage they experienced during the 3-day festival.
Major and minor setbacks aside, Annie Birch, one of the festival goers back then, said that Woodstock was indeed “so peaceful, given all that mass of humanity.”
Birch, now 70 years of age, added:
“That crazy rain, we had an amazing fire that never went out. All those bands became iconic. It was just like wow, let’s get together in a big way… It was amazing. I was happy to be a part of that experience.”
Watch this short documentary about Woodstock ’69:
Ancient Wine Recovered From Shipwreck Will Soon Be Available for Interested Buyers
However, experts warn that the wine’s drinkability is “questionable.”
- In 2010, ancient wine bottles were recovered from a shipwreck off the coast of Germany.
- Experts estimate the recovered wine date back around 1670 to 1690.
- Christie's, an auctioning house, will soon be offering the wine bottles to interested takers.
- The wine, however, are not drinkable, according to experts.
Ancient Maya Worshipped ‘Batman God’ 2,500 Years Ago
Camazotz was associated with the night and the underworld, just like the Dark Knight!
The idea of a superhero dressing as a bat and keeping his beloved city safe from criminals might be a recent thing. However, the ancient Maya may have been the first people to perceive a powerful being with the head of a bat and the body of a man. The bat god known as Camazotz was worshiped by the Maya 2,500 years ago and his story is somehow similar to the DC comic book character.
Adidas and Puma Were Founded By Two Brothers Who Began As Partners and Ended As Enemies
A fierce sibling rivalry gave birth to the two popular shoe brands.
It looks like the rivalry between major sports brands Adidas and Puma goes beyond the stores. According to history, the competition can be traced to two brothers who furiously hated each other.
The story started in the 1920s in the town of Herzogenaurach in Germany. Rudolph and Adolph Dassler owned a startup they called Dassler Brothers Sports Shoe Company, a business they operated from their mom's laundry room.