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

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Image: Monsieur Vintage
Image: Monsieur Vintage

Recreational drug use was also a huge part of the Woodstock experience, and illegal substances were rife during the three-day event. It is estimated that 90 percent of the festival attendees smoked marijuana, while stronger narcotics were widely available, too.

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Image: Three Lions/Stringer/Getty Images
Image: Three Lions/Stringer/Getty Images

In particular, LSD was habitually taken, leading medics to set up special “trip tents” to help those having a bad experience with the hallucinogen. Announcements were even made from the stage warning people of a bad strain of “brown acid” in circulation at the event.

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