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Woodstock Was Banned From Its Original Site Because Of Toilets

toilets at woodstock
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Woodstock was created by Artie Kornfeld, Michael Lang, Joel Rosenman, and John Roberts, and they formed the company Woodstock Ventures. The original location of the festival was supposed to be Howard Mills Industrial Park in Wallkill, near Middletown, New York.

However, Wallkill residents said no because they feared that an influx of visitors under the influence of alcohol or drugs would be potentially problematic. They stated that the concert’s portable toilets weren’t up to code and wouldn’t give them a permit.