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Lax ticket-taking saved these four original Woodstock tickets, ordered through the mail by concert attendee and New England Newspapers publisher Fredric Rutberg. Photo: Ben Garver.
Lax ticket-taking saved these four original Woodstock tickets, ordered through the mail by concert attendee and New England Newspapers publisher Fredric Rutberg. Photo: Ben Garver.

People were bleary-eyed. The garbage, the soaked clothing — it had the feeling of something extraordinary having happened there, like a war or something. And here was this extraordinary music coming across the field. It was the equivalent of someone playing an organ in a giant cathedral full of people who had taken refuge there and had nothing.


— Benno Friedman, Photographer, on Jimi Hendrix’s closing set at woodstock, August 18, 1969

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