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Woodstock Turned Into Mud Pits

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Woodstock is known for several reasons, including hippies covered in mud. It rained almost continuously during the festival and was often downpouring, which caused muddy roads and fields. Some attendees were seen frolicking in the mud; however, the puddles were a mix of water, mud, and sewage.

Besides the rain, festival attendees broke pipes and caused a flood of water that mixed with sewage from overflowing Porta-Potties. In addition, the barrels set up for drinking water were actually used for bathing.

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