Friday, March 27, 2009
Bethel, New York: Woodstock Concert Site
Any baby boomer will want to make a trip to the site of the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair, held in 1969 on Max Yasger's farm. Visitors should know, for starters, that Woodstock was held in Bethel, due to a last-minute switch in location. The farm forms something of a natural amphitheater, and it's pretty easy to imagine 30,000 to 40,000 people there. But 400,000? The traffic must have let up in about, oh, 1988.
By the way, Max is gone, but his dairy farm survives. You can still buy Max Yasger milk in the Catskills.