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The Neighbors Weren’t Too Pleased

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Woodstock/Frank Beacham’s Journal

Not everyone was excited about the Woodstock festival, especially the farmer’s neighbors. Bethel had a population of just two thousand three hundred and sixty-six, and most of the area was farms.

Yasgur even received threatening phone calls and messages from his neighbors that were angry about the hundreds of cars blocking the roads and the people on their properties. Some put signs up in town, calling for a boycott, saying, “Stop Max’s Hippie Music Festival. No 150,000 hippies here. Buy no milk.”