Fifty years ago, half a million people flocked to upstate New York to celebrate music, peace, and love at the first Woodstock Music and Art Fair. That weekend went down as one of the most important events in cultural history.
Thirty years later, in 1999, festival promoters attempted to honor the original Woodstock with another music festival in upstate New York. But, this time it didn’t turn out as successful. By the end of the weekend, rioters looted, burned, and destroyed the festival in its entirety.
This year will be the 50th anniversary of the original Woodstock and the 20th anniversary since the disastrous Woodstock of 1999.
From location to food prices, here’s how the two music festivals differed.