2. Woodstock 69 Was Way Bigger than Expected
Bethel authorities were told about 50,000 people were expected to attend the festival. This was a deliberate underestimation, as concert promoters had actually sold 186,000 tickets in advance (for a mere $6 a day!) and planned for about 200,000 attendees. However, almost 500,000 actually showed up. A million more got stuck in gridlock traffic and couldn’t make it. It was a unprecedented event, and nobody really knew what to expect.