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Melanie Safka Was Terrified

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Melanie Safka was only twenty-two years old when she performed at Woodstock. She was fairly unknown at the time, but her performance made her a star. However, she stated that during her performance, she was terrified and had an “out of body experience.”

She stated she was alone and scared and thought it was her doom, but boy, was she wrong. In addition, she didn’t receive a performer’s pass and had to sing her song “Beautiful People” in order to get past the security guards and get backstage.

Written by Camille Moore

Camille has a master's degree from Saint Joseph University's Writing Studies program, and she currently works as the Writing Center Assistant Director at a small university in western Pennsylvania. Camille's writing has been published on several websites, and she enjoys writing articles and short stories in her spare time. You can follow Camille on Twitter @CamealAshley.