On August 17th, 1969, this music festival was going to go down in history. It was Woodstock. One one of the many photographers on hand that day sent us these photographs and memories.
"Actually, we went to the Catskills to go fishing and hear a little music.
Cardy, Tad , Andy and I went camping at a mountain stream near the festival, and decided to drive into the Music Festival on the first day to check it out. Took a small bag of crackers and snacks, a poncho in case it rained, and a pocket full of B&W film.
As always, had along my two Leicas.The crowd was already immense, but arriving early we got in, and parked. Shortly after that the New York State Throughway had to be shut down.It was quickly apparent that ticket sales, security, food services, sanitation, and any resemblance to a normal, traditional sense of how society usually works could not be found."