The 1969 Woodstock festival was about music, peace, and love, while the 1999 festival ended in violence and debauchery.
Labelled number 19 on the list of Moments that changed the history of Rock and Roll, Woodstock remains in a class of its own.
- The venture of four young men to spread peace. It was held during the time of the civil rights movement and the Vietnam war.
- Woodstock was organised as an escape into music.
- The event saw great artists like Jimi Hendrix, The Who and Credence Clearwater Revival.
- Bad weather, muddy grounds and lack of food were not enough to stop peace. The staggering 500,000 people who gathered there enjoyed an overall harmonious mood.
- Woodstock turned into a free entry event due to failure to make fronts and ticketing stands.
- In spite of being such a historically big event, the Woodstock festival saw only two death.
- A new Woodstock event is in the works for the 50th Anniversary of the original event.
- The Woodstock event is in danger because of the investors backing out along with legal issues.
- The tickets supposed to go up for sale in July are still not up. There is no decided venue yet.
- The event is making parallels with the Fyre Festival disaster. Everybody is sceptical of the event even happening after 3 prior failures.