…and it was 52 years ago this week that a dairy farm owned by Max Yasgur in upstate New York began to fill with baby boomers that began to arrive for 3 days of peace love and music at the he Woodstock Music and Arts Festival. It began on Friday August 15th and ended Monday morning August 18th. Almost half a million people would be a part of what would become the most celebrated Rock and Folk concert festival of all time. During the three days people endured torrential rain, bad trips from the infamous Brown Acid, food and sanitary conditions were hard to come by. There were three deaths, two births and four miscarriages. The New York State Thruway was shut down. At one point news reports asked people to stay away from the event. Artists had to be flown in by helicopter. One artist Joni Mitchell who was to appear couldn’t be guaranteed that she would return in time for an important TV appearance but watched the news reports of what went down and from that wrote the song Woodstock which Crosby Stills Nash and Young who did play at the event turned into a hit song. Before the second day of the event it was declared a free concert with people climbing over the gates to get in. Promoters lost a mint but were able to recoup those loses thanks to the film documentary and the 3 album set of the event. Despite everything that could go wrong and did Woodstock turned out to be a peaceful event and to this day there will be people who said they were there even if they weren’t.