Rare Historical Photos: What You Didn't Know About Woodstock '69

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Woodstock was suppose to run from August 15 to 17, 1969. But it ended up running until the 18th. The promoters originally expected a crowd of about 50,000. Nearing the event, the estimated attendance went up to 250,000. At the time the gates opened, the crowd was over 400,000.

Over 400,000 flocked to Woodstock. Why? Well, it was a 3-day gig of music and peace. Who wouldn't want to be part of the that? So yes, over 400,000 made their way to a dairy farm in New York City. You know what that means, right? Yes -- THE TRAFFIC WAS DEADLY.

But hey, it was Jimi Hendrix, so it's worth the wait.But the traffic was so bad. Look at what happened to the dude in the photo above. Most likely their car didn't have good A/C, he fainted. He needed medical attention but couldn't have any.

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The promoters originally expected a crowd of about 50,000. Nearing the event, the estimated attendance went up to 250,000. At the time the gates opened, the crowd was over 400,000.

Over 400,000 people were at the gate. Not everyone had tickets though. Those that didn't have tickets simply made their way through gaps of the fences. Well, the venue was huge and there was no way to control the people getting on. So eventually, organizers decided to make Woodstock free for everyone. Just to see performances, most of the audience stayed on top of their cars. Mind you, it was a rainy weekend.