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    More Woodstock, fascinating facts, logistics...


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    What's hard to believe is that there were actually more people (600,000) at Watkins Glen in '73 for a one day concert by The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers, and The Band.

    Ever been to Watkins Glen? How the Sam Hill did they get all those people in there on 2-lane roads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreadnut View Post
    How the Sam Hill did they get all those people in there on 2-lane roads?
    I don't really remember exactly but my impression was of a lot of traffic and a lot of walking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreadnut View Post
    What's hard to believe is that there were actually more people (600,000) at Watkins Glen in '73 for a one day concert by The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers, and The Band.

    Ever been to Watkins Glen? How the Sam Hill did they get all those people in there on 2-lane roads?
    I was there. It was kind of slow getting in. We drove up Friday and got there in the afternoon and were able to drive all the way to our campsite. Dead played a 2+ hour set as a soundcheck Friday night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreadnut View Post
    . . . Ever been to Watkins Glen? How the Sam Hill did they get all those people in there on 2-lane roads?
    The back-up at Woodstock was a parking problem, not a road problem. Yazgur's farm was designed for - uh - farming. The Watkins Glen raceway was designed for heavy spectator traffic. It had plenty of easy parking.

    Not as nice a place, though.

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