|Jerry, Bob...and Phil! NOT.|
The free stage across the forest and down by the Hog Farm camp had it's own music and audience. Some of those groups, and some of the crew, never even saw the main stage. (1) The trail through the woods was called Groovy Way, a quarter mile path hung with Christmas lights.(2)
Hog farm camp had nine days to set up the free stage (they also ran the lighting for the stage)(4), medical tents, free food kitchen, serving booths, and information centers, and to set up the trip tents for those who, having partaken of mind-expanding drugs, needed to escape the noise, lights, people, and rain. (1)
At Thursday night at Woodstock
on a stage near the Hog Farm there was some group playing and between songs
people could come up to the stage and make announcements. A lot of people
were calling other people "motherfuckers," so a guy got up and said
something like, "You ain't got no right to call nobody a motherfucker."
Then another guy got up and said, "My father was a motherfucker."
And the crowd cheered.
|The Hog Farm Camp where two kitchens and food serving booths were set up, medical tips and the free stage. It became a safe and comfortable haven for hundreds of people and lots of little kids.(5)|
|What was once known as Yasgur's Farm. 40 years ago this was the area referred to as The Hog Farm at the 1969 Woodstock Festival.(5)|
Jerry performed here on
at least one of the three days of Woodstock, August 15, 16, 17, 1969. (see above photos)
1.)^Reynolds, Susan, Woodstock Revisited: 50 Far Out, Groovy, Peace-Loving, Flashback-Inducing .
2.)^Tyler, Stephen, Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?: A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir
3.)^Mills, Randy Keith, Troubled hero: a Medal of Honor, Vietnam, and the war at home, pg.42
4.)^Leltz, Iris, Scrapbook of a Taos hippie:tribal tales from the heart of a cultural revolution, pg.115
5.)^The Hog Farm: Doing Whatever Comes Natural, http://nameigoob.blogspot.com/2011/09/hog-farm-doing-whatever-comes-natural.html
6.)^Himes, Dennis, The Heretic, Issue 2, pg 4, http://www.cookhimes.us/dennis/heretic.htm