Thursday, August 15, 2019
From Literary Hub
Book Excerpt: Essay by Michelle Margetts
"The most over-the-top festival for social impact, size of crowd, quality of vibe, and quantity of mud, plus nausea-inducing porta-potties, was the 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair. It was held on 600 or so acres leased from Max Yasgur’s dairy farm near Bethel, New York (more than 40 miles southwest of Woodstock, New York; I guess the “Bethel Festival” just didn’t have the right ring to it). The Woodstock festival was three days of cultural and musical experimentation, melded with a very, very heavy dose of, well, doses."
Read the full essay at lithub.com.