50 Rarely Seen Images From Woodstock 1969

There Were 12 Spotlights Used To Light The Main Stage

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E.H. Beresford “Chip” Monck came up with professional-level lighting for the Woodstock festival. They had planned on building a roof but ended up not having time, leaving a lot of mounted light left unused.

They had four scaffolding towers that stood forty feet tall and were secured to the ground by planks. In addition, they had twelve spotlights that pointed at the stage. They did the best that they could with the time and supplies that they had.

Written by Camille Moore

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