Woodstock Anniversary Plans Scrapped

A planned celebration of Woodstock's 32nd anniversary in Bethel, N.Y., near the original concert site has been scrapped. Organizer Jim Cutler said he faced roadblocks for this weekend's planned three-

A planned celebration of Woodstock's 32nd anniversary in Bethel, N.Y., near the original concert site has been scrapped. Organizer Jim Cutler said he faced roadblocks for this weekend's planned three-day reunion/political rally that were too hard to overcome.

Cutler made the decision to call off the event after Bethel was granted a temporary restraining order on the permit-less reunion. "It was just too much to try and deal with all the hassles," the 22-year-old organizer said.

The original three-day concert kicked off Aug. 15, 1969, on Max Yasgur's farm, about 80 miles northwest of Manhattan. A local businessman bought the site a few years ago and is developing it for tourism.

For years, tie-dyed revelers have made annual pilgrimages to Bethel for Woodstock's anniversary, but the original site is off-limits for camping.


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