1. The original food list for the event included 10,000 packages of marshmallows.

2. Jimi Hendrix was paid $32,000 to perform at the “Woodstock Music & Art Fair.” Janis Joplin was paid $15,000; Jefferson Airplane $15,000; Creedence Clearwater Revival $10,000; Grateful Dead $7,500 and Santana $1,500.

Woodstock, 1969

3. 650 toilet seats and 200 urinal spaces served the crowd of 500,000. (This number was planned to serve 60,000).

4. Rather than hiring police officers for security, the festival hired a New Mexico commune known as the Hog Farm as a “Please Force.” The hog farmers were led by Wavy Gravy, a toothless comic who put on a Smokey-the-Bear costume and threatened to hit troublemakers with custard pies.

5. Probably the most famous moment of Woodstock, Jimi Hendrix closing the festival with a rock-rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner,” was witnessed by only a small minority of the crowd. Most of the revelers were already on the road by the time Hendrix came on at 9 a.m. Monday morning.

6.  There were 109 arrests at the festival, all but four because of drugs.  Most of the drug charges involved LSD, amphetamines and heroin.  Marijuana smokers were not arrested.

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