Photos of Free Spirited Girls at Woodstock
The Woodstock Music & Art Fair, or simply known as Woodstock, was a music festival attracting an audience of over 400,000 people, scheduled over three days on a dairy farm in New York state from August 15 to 17, 1969, but which ran over four days to August 18, 1969.
During the sometimes rainy weekend, 32 acts performed outdoors before an audience of 400,000 people It is widely regarded as a pivotal moment in popular music history, as well as the definitive nexus for the larger counterculture generation. Rolling Stone magazine even listed it as one of the 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll. Even today, almost 50 years later, people still know what Woodstock was, even though many may not know what it meant for the people there.
The overwhelming influx of attendees to the rural concert site in Bethel created a massive traffic jam. Fearing chaos as thousands began descending on the community, Bethel did not enforce its codes. Eventually, announcements on radio stations made descriptions of the traffic jams and television news discouraged people from setting off to the festival.
Although the festival was remarkably peaceful given the number of people and the conditions involved, there were two recorded fatalities: one from what was believed to be a heroin overdose, and another caused in an accident when a tractor ran over an attendee sleeping in a nearby hayfield. There also were two births recorded at the event (one in a car caught in traffic and another in a hospital after an airlift by helicopter).
Anyway, in tune with the idealistic hopes of the 1960s, Woodstock satisfied most attendees. There was a sense of social harmony, which, with the quality of music, and the overwhelming mass of people, many of them sporting bohemian dress, behavior, and attitudes helped to make it one of the enduring events of the century.
Woodstock showcased inspiring women wearing sweet bell bottoms, crop tops and knit dresses, with the more free-spirited girls going even beyond that.