3. Most Got in for Free
The plan for this profit-intending venture was to have twenty-odd ticket booths charging $24 a head for the three-day event, but the overwhelming press of people made it impossible to set these up. On day one, the hordes tore down the fences and Woodstock 69 became a free music festival – not so much as a gesture of good will but an effort to maintain crowd control. While this was great news for concert goers, the organizers were in debt $1.3 million afterwards.