20 Photos That Show How Woodstock Was Truly Out of This World

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“You do everything you can to get the gates and the fences finished, but you have your priorities,” Lang explained to The Telegraph in 2009. “People are coming, and you need to be able to feed them, and take care of them, and give them a show.”

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Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The patrons – predominantly members of the growing hippie subculture – didn’t just throng to the festival for the music. It was also the feeling of peace and community offered by Woodstock that made it such a popular event.

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