Well, its official. Woodstock 50 has been cancelled. So put away your hippie clothes and hopes of getting herpes from a stranger.
“It’s a dream for agencies to work with iconic brands and to be associated with meaningful movements. We have a strong history of producing experiences that bring people together around common interests and causes which is why we chose to be a part of the Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival. But despite our tremendous investment of time, effort and commitment, we don’t believe the production of the festival can be executed as an event worthy of the Woodstock Brand name while also ensuring the health and safety of the artists, partners and attendees.”
The 1994 event, just like the first one in 1969 got crashed by over 500,000 people. They couldn’t control it and were ready for the amount of people.
The 1999 event was mess to say the least. Pure greed took over with $4 bottles of water in 100 degree temps, no shade and over flowing toilets. Violence broke out , and fast.
My guess on the event is that the cost to properly run it with out party crasheers, lack of supplies and facilities is through the roof. organizers were looking to get 20 million in investments. Which means based on 150,000 attendees, each person would have to spend $1000-$1500 a piece. Good luck with that.
Woodstock is a piece of history that should just be left alone, no need to keep trying to bring it back.