One of the books published to mark the 50th anniversary of rock's most famous festival comes from a unique perspective.Woodstock: Back to Yasgur's Farmwas written by a fan who was there.
Mike Greenblatt, who later became a journalist and publicist, lived in northern New Jersey in August 1969 where he "kept hearing the commercials on FM radio. Every single band that we loved, in one place, at one time. We couldn't not go -- so we went to a local head shop and bought our three-days passes for $17.50 and off we went."
Mike Greenblatt on what makes his Woodstockbook special:
Mike Greenblatt on the sources used in hisWoodstock book:
Greenblatt and his friends arrived at the festival site on Thursday and found a spot near the stage. The only mistake they made was leaving their supplies, such as food, water, pot and a camera in his car. Once there, they had so much fun even before the performances began that they never went back to the car -- until the drive home.