Images from the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival offer a treasure trove of images that capture just how much fashion was changing. While the man behind our subject seems to be wearing a practical linen shirt and jeans as he lugs his camping gear, the man front-and-center considered Woodstock to be his own personal fashion runway.
Wearing tight pants held up with a belt, this man paired his outfit with a tie-dyed shirt and heavy suede jacket. To top it off, a pink scarf. This man couldn’t look more stylish if he tried!
Parking Lot Meet Up
While there is no shortage of images of attendees of the Woodstock music festival caked with mud or looking worse for wear during the festival, it’s interesting to see what these people looked like before the festival began.
These concertgoers are just arriving at the farm stocked with necessities like beverages and even extra gas. Unfortunately, despite the festival being considered an opportunity to improve the world through music, the ground looks completely littered with garbage. A major contrast to the values espoused by many of the people who attended.
The Ultimate Backstage Pass
Wearing a pair of still-stylish Lee Riders jeans, this festival attendee named Melinda Lubinsky flashes a much-coveted “All Area Performer Pass” for the Aquarian Exposition which was later known as the Woodstock Music Festival.
While we’re not sure exactly why or how this woman was able to receive this backstage pass, we’re sure that she saw some pretty incredible things! It must have been amazing to have been given access to one of the greatest musical performances in history. We’re sure she has some truly unforgettable moments and memories of this event.
The Girl With the Grapes
While, according to many historians, there was no shortage of illicit substances or generally unsafe behavior, it seems that not everyone was partaking in unhealthy activities.
This woman decided to start her journey to the Woodstock music festival on a healthy note. She decided to munch on a bunch of grapes as she waited for the bus that would take her to Max Yasgur’s farm. Considering that the festival was known to have had very few options for food, we’re sure she was thankful to have packed some healthy and delicious snacks!
A Beatles-Inspired Look
While there were many styles representative of the 1960s, one of the most popular subcultures to emerge from the decade were the “hippies” — a name given to young members of this unconventionally dressed and unconventionally thinking generation.
This photo of two “hippies'' making their way toward the festival exemplifies the fashion of the time. Barefoot and wearing long curly hair and a brass-band uniform jacket (largely inspired by The Beatles), these two men are presumably on their way to meet up with fellow hippies.