“The Powder Ridge Rock Festival was scheduled to be held July 31- August 2, 1970 in Middlefield, Connecticut. A legal injunction forced the event to be canceled, keeping the musicians away; but a crowd of 30,000 attendees arrived anyway, to find no food, no entertainment, no adequate plumbing, and at least seventy drug dealers. William Manchester wrote: “Powder Ridge was an accident waiting to happen, and it happened.” Volunteer doctor William Abruzzi declared a drug “crisis” on 1 August and said “Woodstock was a pale pot scene. This is a heavy hallucinogens scene.”
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Cool Chopper illustration by Lobsterboy, check out more on his great blog here. (loads of lovely ‘proper’ sketchbook stuff!)
well i’ll start the proceedings with my favorite blog of the minute.
Its a great collection of vintage design and illustration called so much pile up. well worth checking out and keep checking back as it gets updated regularly!