Anorak

erie canal soda pop festival | Anorak

Posts Tagged ‘erie canal soda pop festival’

The Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival 1972: Possibly The Worst Music Gathering in History

AFTER The Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock and Isle of Wight captured rock ‘n’ roll’s attention, everyone was soon trying to get in on the action by putting on their own festivals.

England got Bickershaw and Glastonbury started to stretch out, and America saw festivals popping up all over the place. One such show was the 1972 Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival.

 

 

eric-canal

 

However, this was one of the most disastrous get-togethers in rock. The Rolling Stone’s Altamont gig in 1969 was bad enough, but this shindig, held over three days on Bull Island in Indiana, was blighted from the off.

Promoters of the show thought they’d be getting around 50,000 music lovers on-site, but soon enough, they found themselves swamped with over 300,000 ready to lose their shit and get messy.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: 2nd, September 2014 | In: Music | Comment