Woodstock Cardboard Bus Sign/Poster for Original Venue

Woodstock did not exactly run smoothly. Originally planned for Wallkill , New York , promoters of the festival were literally run out of town by locals who were not going to let "those damn hippies" corrupt the moral fiber of their community. Having to find a new location as quickly as possible , they moved the festival 45 miles west to an unassuming town called Bethel . By August 15 , 1969 , hundreds of thousands of people had descended upon the little town to attend the epic three-day music festival. Turned out this festival was the capstone of a cultural movement. The biggest and best bands of the era played day and night to the lucky folks who showed up and made this a historical event. Twenty-mile traffic jams , heavy rain and mud , along with insufficient food and accommodations , did nothing to mar the collective peace-loving spirit. It boasted scorching , legendary performances , like the Who's reflective "See Me , Feel Me" as the sun rose; Janis Joplin belting out "Peace of my Heart" to a crowd of half a million; and Jimi Hendrix's provocative , distorted version of "The Star Spangled Banner" to a relatively empty field on the very last day of Woodstock. The world , tafter , was inntly changed forever.

This poster, measuring 21" x 44", was a bus billboard for the festival at its original location in Wallkill , New
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