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Woodstock Wasn’t Supposed To Be Political

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Woodstock was not long after the assassinations of Robert F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. However, Michael Lang did not want the festival to be political; instead, he wanted it to be a place where opposing ideas could coexist.

Regardless, there was still politics at Woodstock, but overall the focus remained on peace and music. It was a music celebration and was just meant for everyone to have a good time and enjoy the entertainment.