Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) Brings Fewer Scares but More Mystery

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Insidious: Chapter 2 is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan. The film is a sequel to 2010’s Insidious, the second installment in the Insidious franchise, and the fourth in terms of the series’ in-story chronology. The film stars Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne, reprising their roles as Josh and Renai Lambert, a husband and wife who seek to uncover the secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

The film was released September 13, 2013. A prequel film, Insidious: Chapter 3, was released on June 5, 2015.

In 1986, Lorraine Lambert summons demonologist Elise Rainier to help her son Josh, who is being followed by the spirit of an old woman. After encountering paranormal phenomena in the Lambert Home, Elise tells Lorraine that they must suppress Josh’s astral projection abilities for his own safety.

Twenty-five years later, Josh’s wife, Renai Lambert, is under questioning about the death of Elise. She is warned that if Josh’s fingerprints are found at the crime scene, he will be prosecuted for Elise’s murder. Josh, Renai and their children Dalton, Foster and Cali, relocate to Lorraine’s house. They soon begin to encounter strange, seemingly paranormal events.

Specs and Tucker, Elise’s associates, visit Elise’s house and discover a videotape of the 1986 investigation. Upon reviewing it, they find someone standing behind Josh in the video. The next morning, Dalton tells his mother that he has been having bad dreams involving a woman in a white dress; as well as hearing Josh talk to an unseen figure. Renai receives a call from the police stating that the fingerprints do not match Josh’s. The woman in the white dress appears and attacks Renai. Josh hears a voice urging him to kill his family

The Lamberts believe that they have defeated the spirits that have haunted their family, but they soon discover that evil is not beaten so easily.

Director Insidious 2 (2013) :

James Wan

Writers Insidious 2 (2013) :

Leigh Whannell (based on characters created by), James Wan (story) | 2 more credits »

Stars Insidious (2013) :

Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey | See full cast & crew »

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Insidious (2010) Movie Review

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A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.

Insidious is a 2010 American-Canadian supernatural horror film directed by James Wan, written by Leigh Whannell, and starring Patrick WilsonRose Byrne, and Barbara Hershey. It is the first installment in the Insidious franchise, and the third in terms of the series’ in-story chronology. The story centers on a couple whose son inexplicably enters a comatose state and becomes a vessel for a variety of entities in an astral dimension known as ‘The Further’ who want to inhabit his body.

Insidious had its world premiere on September 14, 2010, at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and received a wide theatrical release on April 1, 2011, by FilmDistrict. The film is followed by a sequel, Chapter 2 (2013), and two prequels, Chapter 3 (2015) and The Last Key (2018).

Married couple Josh and Renai Lambert, their sons Dalton and Foster, and infant daughter Cali, have recently moved into a new home. One night, Dalton is drawn to the attic and is frightened by something in the shadows. The next day, he falls into an inexplicable coma.

After three months of treatment without result, Renai and Josh are allowed to take Dalton home. Soon after, paranormal activity begins to occur; Renai begins hearing voices over the baby monitor when no one is in Cali’s room, Foster says that Dalton sleepwalks at night, Renai sees a frightening figure of a man in Cali’s room, and the home’s security alarm is repeatedly triggered for no reason. After Renai finds a bloody hand print on Dalton’s bed, she questions Josh about the house, but he ignores her. That night, Renai is attacked by the figure from Cali’s room, and the Lamberts decide to abandon the house and move elsewhere.

Director Insidious (2010) Movie:

James Wan

Writes Insidious (2010) Movie:

Leigh Whannell

Stars Insidious (2010) Movie:

Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins | See full cast & crew »


Science Fiction

Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) Movie Review

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Maze Runner: The Death Cure (also known simply as The Death Cure) is a 2018 American dystopian science fiction film directed by Wes Ball and written by T.S. Nowlin, based on the 2011 novel The Death Cure written by James Dashner. It is the sequel to the 2015 film Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and the third and final installment in the Maze Runner film series. The film stars Dylan O’BrienKaya ScodelarioThomas Brodie-SangsterDexter DardenNathalie EmmanuelGiancarlo EspositoAidan GillenWalton GogginsKi Hong LeeJacob LoflandKatherine McNamaraBarry PepperWill PoulterRosa Salazar, and Patricia Clarkson.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure was originally set to be released on February 17, 2017, in the United States by 20th Century Fox, but the studio rescheduled the film’s release for January 26, 2018, in theatres and IMAX, allowing time for O’Brien to recover from injuries he sustained during filming. The film received mixed reviews from critics and grossed over $288 million worldwide

Thomas, Newt, and Frypan are the last of the free “Gladers” immune to the Flare virus that has ravaged the world’s population. They and the Right Arm resistance conduct an operation and retrieve other Immunes from a carriage of a train operated by WCKD, an organization responsible for capturing and experimenting on immune children. They discover that Minho, their remaining Glader friend whom WCKD had captured, was on a different carriage of the train, which is headed to the “Last City,” WCKD’s base of operations. Against the orders of Vince, the leader of the Right Arm, the three leave their camp to rescue Minho, who is being tortured by WCKD in the hope of developing a cure for the virus. Heading for the Last City, the group is attacked by Cranks, humans infected with the Flare. However, they are saved by Jorge and Brenda, who join them.

The group makes it to the wall of the Last City, which protects the city from Cranks. Outside the wall, people are rallying in protest to be let into the city. When WCKD opens fire at the protesters, the group is captured by a crew wearing gas masks and taken to a hideout. A member of the crew is revealed to be Gally, who survived Minho’s attack. Gally takes them to see Lawrence, a rebellion leader for those outside the walls. He helps Thomas, Newt, and Gally enter the Last City through a secret entrance. Gally leads Thomas and Newt through to the city, and spotting Teresa, Gally tells Thomas that he can get them into WCKD headquarters. Newt then confides to Thomas that he is infected. Promising to cure him, Thomas and Gally capture Teresa

Young hero Thomas embarks on a mission to find a cure for a deadly disease known as “The Flare”.

Director Maze Runner (2018) :

Wes Ball

Writers Maze Runner (2018) :

T.S. Nowlin (screenplay by), James Dashner (based upon the novel by)

Stars Maze Runner (2018) :

Dylan O’Brien, Ki Hong Lee, Kaya Scodelario | See full cast & crew »




Adventure Science Fiction

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)

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After having escaped the Maze, the Gladers now face a new set of challenges on the open roads of a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles.
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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (stylized onscreen simply as The Scorch Trials) is a 2015 American dystopian science fiction film based on James Dashner‘s 2010 novel The Scorch Trials, the second novel in The Maze Runner book series. The film is the sequel to the 2014 film The Maze Runner and the second installment in The Maze Runner film series. It was directed by Wes Ball, with a screenplay by T.S. Nowlin. Adding to the original film’s cast of Dylan O’BrienKaya ScodelarioThomas Brodie-SangsterDexter Darden, Alexander Flores, Ki Hong Lee, and Patricia Clarkson, the new supporting cast includes Nathalie EmmanuelGiancarlo EspositoAidan GillenJacob LoflandBarry PepperRosa SalazarLili Taylor, and Alan Tudyk.

The plot of The Scorch Trials takes place immediately after the previous installment, with Thomas (O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers, who have just escaped from the facilities of the powerful World Catastrophe Killzone Department (WCKD), which had imprisoned them. On the run in the desert and in ruined cities, they must escape WCKD soldiers and face the perils of the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with dangerous obstacles. Filming began in Albuquerque, New Mexico on October 27, 2014, and officially concluded on January 27, 2015.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials was released in select international territories starting September 9, 2015 in 2D, 3D4DX and Barco Escape, and was released on September 18, 2015, in the United States in 2D and premium large format theaters by 20th Century Fox. It was originally set to be released in IMAX, but this was cancelled, as Everest had all worldwide IMAX screens booked until the release of the film The WalkThe Scorch Trials received mixed reviews: some commended its action sequences and performances; others criticized the film for its lack of plot and character advancement. Like its predecessor, the film was a commercial success grossing $30.3 million on its opening weekend, making it the ninth-highest grossing debut in September.[5] The film went to the number one spot at the box office during its opening weekend, and grossed $312 million worldwide.

The concluding entry, titled Maze Runner: The Death Cure, was released on January 26, 2018.

Director Maze Runner (2015) Movie:

Wes Ball

Writers Maze Runner (2015) Movie:

T.S. Nowlin (screenplay by), James Dashner (based upon the novel “The Scorch Trials” by)

Stars Maze Runner (2015) Movie:

Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster | See full cast & crew »


Adventure Science Fiction

The Maze Runner (2014): The Death Cure

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Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they’re all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.

The Maze Runner is a 2014 American dystopian science fiction film directed by Wes Ball, in his directorial debut, based on James Dashner‘s 2009 novel of the same name. The film is the first installment in The Maze Runner film series and was produced by Ellen Goldsmith-VeinWyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, and Lee Stollman with a screenplay by Noah Oppenheim, Grant Pierce Myers, and T.S. Nowlin. The film stars Dylan O’BrienKaya ScodelarioAml AmeenThomas Brodie-SangsterKi Hong LeeWill Poulter, and Patricia Clarkson. The story follows sixteen-year-old Thomas, portrayed by O’Brien, who awakens in a rusty elevator with no memory of who he is, only to learn that he has been delivered to the middle of an intricate maze, along with many other boys, who have been trying to find their way out of the ever-changing labyrinth – all while establishing a functioning society in what they call the Glade.

Development of The Maze Runner began in January 2011 when Fox purchased the film rights to Dashner’s novel with film studios Temple Hill Entertainment and TSG Entertainment.[3] Principal photography began in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on May 13, 2013 and officially concluded on July 12, 2013.

The Maze Runner was released on September 19, 2014 in the United States by 20th Century Fox. Critics considered it to be better than most young adult book-to-film adaptations. The film topped the box-office during its opening weekend with a $32.5 million debut, making it the seventh-highest grossing debut in September. The film earned over $348 million worldwide at the box-office, against its budget of $34 million.

A sequel, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, was released on September 18, 2015 in the United States. A third and final film, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, was released on January 26, 2018.

Director Maze Runner (2014):

Wes Ball

Writers Maze Runner (2014):

Noah Oppenheim (screenplay by), Grant Pierce Myers (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »

Stars Maze Runner (2014):

Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter | See full cast & crew »


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Run (2020) Review: a Tense and Suspenseful Story on Evil Motherhood

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A homeschooled teenager begins to suspect her mother is keeping a dark secret from her.

Run is a 2020 American thriller film directed by Aneesh Chaganty and written by Chaganty and Sev Ohanian. The film stars Kiera Allen as a homeschooled teenager who begins to suspect her mother (Sarah Paulson) is keeping a dark secret from her.

Run was digitally released on November 20, 2020 by Hulu, and theatrically in other territories by Lionsgate Films. It received generally positive reviews from critics and became Hulu’s most successful original film upon its release.

Diane Sherman gives birth prematurely to an infant whom she later sees lying in an incubator, surrounded by hospital staff. Seventeen years later in Pasco, Washington, Diane homeschools and serves as sole caretaker of her wheelchair-using daughter, Chloe, who is chronically ill. Chloe awaits a university acceptance letter. Diane insists she is eager to see Chloe leaving home to begin college, yet repeatedly stops Chloe from seeing the mail before her.

Chloe finds green capsules prescribed to her mother while looking in a bag of groceries. Diane later gives one to Chloe, claiming it is Trigoxin prescribed to Chloe. Chloe checks the bottle and finds a pharmacy label with her name covering a label with Diane’s. She tries to look up Trigoxin online, but their home internet no longer works. She dials a stranger and asks him to look up the drug for her. He tells her Trigoxin treats heart conditions and is a red capsule.

Director Run (2020) Movie:

Aneesh Chaganty

Writers Run (2020) Movie:

Aneesh Chaganty, Sev Ohanian

Stars Run (2020) Movie:

Sarah Paulson, Kiera Allen, Sara Sohn | See full cast & crew »


Dietary Supplement

Spirulina: Nutrition Information, Potential Health Benefits of Spirulina & Potential Risks of Spirulina

An Internet search returns hundreds of suppliers from around the world promoting spirulina’s supposed health benefits. Spirulina is known as a nutrient-dense food as it is packed full of vitamins, including vitamins A, C, E and B vitamins, as well as a whole host of minerals.

Spirulina Nutrition Information

One tablespoon of spirulina contains:

  • Calories: 20
  • Protein: 4 grams
  • Fat: 1 gram
  • Carbohydrates: 2 grams
  • Fiber: 0 grams
  • Sugar: 0 grams

Spirulina is a good source of:

  • Thiamine ( v itamin B1)
  • Riboflavin ( v itamin B2)
  • Niacin ( v itamin B3)
  • Copper
  • Iron

Spirulina also contains magnesium. This mineral supports normal daily functions like muscle use and your heartbeat. It’s also responsible for producing protein and creating energy — but most people don’t get enough in their diet.

Spirulina Potential Health Benefits of Spirulina

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Spirulina is a potent source of nutrients. It contains a powerful plant-based protein called phycocyanin. Research shows this may have antioxidant, pain-relief, anti-inflammatory, and brain-protective properties.

This antioxidant and other nutrients in spirulina are linked with several health benefits:

Spirulina Anti-Cancer Properties

Many antioxidants in spirulina have anti-inflammatory effects in the body. Chronic inflammation contributes to cancer and other diseases.

Phycocyanin — the a plant pigment that gives spirulina its blue-green color — has been found to not only reduce inflammation in the body, but also block tumor growth and kill cancer cells. The immune-enhancing protein is being studied for its potential in cancer treatment.

Heart Health

Research has found that the protein in spirulina can reduce the body’s absorption of cholesterol, lowering cholesterol levels. This helps keep your arteries clear, reducing strain on your heart that can lead to heart disease and stroke-causing blo od clots.

Its protein also reduces triglyceride levels. These are fats in your blood that can contribute to the hardening of arteries, increasing the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and pancreatitis.

Spirulina increases nitric oxide production in your body as well, which helps your blood vessels relax. Studies show that this can reduce your blood pressure, lowering your heart disease risk.

Allergy Relief

The anti-inflammatory effect caused by spirulina’s antioxidants may help people with allergies caused by pollen, animal hair, and dust. One study found that symptoms like congestion, sneezing, and itching were reduced significantly in participants, suggesting that spirulina may be a good alternative to allergy medications.

Immune System Support

Spirulina is rich in a range of vitamins and minerals essential for maintaining a healthy immune system, like vitamins E, C, and B6. Research finds that spirulina also boosts the production of white blood cells and antibodies that fight viruses and bacteria in your body.

Laboratory studies show that spirulina can fight herpes, flu, and HIV — though much more research is needed to test these effects in humans.

May Maintain Eye and Oral Health

Spirulina is concentrated with zeaxanthin, a plant pigment that may reduce the risk of cataracts and age-related vision loss.

Its antibacterial properties may also help promote good oral health. One study found that spirulina-enhanced mouthwash reduced dental plaque and the risk of gingivitis in participants. Another study showed it lowered the risk of oral cancer in people who chew tobacco.

Potential Risks of Spirulina


Because spirulina is high in nutrient activity, you should talk to your doctor before taking it or any other supplement. It may pose health risks for some people, including:


Spirulina harvested in the wild may be contaminated with heavy metals and bacteria. In high amounts, some of these toxins may stress or damage your liver.

Pregnancy Concerns

There is not enough research to suggest blue-green algae is safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Because of the toxin risk, doctors recommend that pregnant women avoid spirulina.

Bleeding Disorders

Because spirulina can help reduce blood clotting, it may increase the risk of bruising and bleeding in people with certain bleeding conditions.



Dietary Supplement

Knowing How To Take Spirulina in 3 Easy Ways [COMPLETE GUIDE]


Spirulina is a powerful little algae that can provide you with a wide variety of health benefits. These benefits will also be exactly the same regardless of whether you consume its fresh, powder, or tablet forms. Just remember that when choosing spirulina, you are always best to go organic. This is because non-organic spirulina may contain nitrate compounds.

Oh, and I should also warn you that despite being one the best super foods, something that will give your body all the nutrients it needs, spirulina is definitely not known for its pleasant flavor. But don’t worry, every problem has a solution and what follows are my tips for how best to benefit from this amazing little green algae.

3 Simple Steps How To Take Spirulina

Step 1 – Take a 3000 mg dose of spirulina each day, preferably in the morning with breakfast. A health care provider will need to determine the exact dosage that is right for you, but 3000 mg is the standard dosage and will provide you with all the healthy benefits.

Step 2 – Add a dose of spirulina powder to your smoothies, juices, or yogurts. This will help conceal its slightly bitter taste.

Step 3 – Take spirulina at least one hour before drinking alcohol, coffee, or soft drinks. As tough as it is, surviving even at 160 degrees Fahrenheit, these drinks can destroy its delicate nutrients and enzymes.

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Spirulina is a safe choice for cautious mothers, and its superior nutritional content make it ideal for periods of fertility and pregnancy.

Indeed, as well as being an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, spirulina is also a rich source of easily digestible protein and omega 3; an essential fatty acid which helps to build the brain and nervous system of the foetus.When taking spirulina during pregnancy, start with a low dose. A quarter of a teaspoon is fine, and then increase slowly to a maximum of two teaspoons.


Do you enjoy the active side in life, and is in need for more stamina, better performance, more endurance and fast recovery? Then spirulina is definitely for you! Spirulina is used by most athletes as a supplement to boost their performance and enhancing their level of endurance. Spirulina also protects athletes from over training, by supporting their immune system. Spirulina increase the metabolism which helps the body to burn fat much faster.

This process reduce the body’s dependence on carbs for energy, which helps to release energy during you workout, as well as keeping sustained energy levels after your workout. The build up of toxins in the muscles is the main cause of muscle fatigue during exercise, but spirulina has a high level of antioxidants, which prevents the building up of toxic-free radicals in your muscles during exercise or training.

Depending on your training schedule, you can take up to 30 grams per day with water. In the case of extreme exertion, take 6 to 9 tablets per day extra, which means you can take up to 30 tablets daily. Spirulina is easy to digest, so you can take the tablets before and during the competition or trial. A few tablets after the completion of the trial will ensure faster recovery.

Creating Food With Spirulina

Creating meals with the superfood spirulina can actually be a very tasty experience! The addition of spirulina to your culinary creations, even if just a sprinkle on your salads, will add a little zest and excitement. Try it, apart from all the aforementioned health benefits, it’s also easy to use and very colourful.

Spirulina Shakes

Shakes are easy and are even less time consuming than physically cooking or preparing a meal with spirulina. Try one for breakfast or before a work out. I recommend the Banana Island Spirulina Shake!

Banana Island Spirulina Shake


  • 11/2 Frozen Bananas
  • 3/4 Cup Watermelon, Frozen. (Pinepple can also be used)
  • 1/2 Cup Non-Dairy Almond/Rice Milk
  • 1/2 Tsp Spirulina
Banana Island Spirulina Shake Method :
  • Blend until smooth
  • For a tropical spin, splash on some coconut milk or sprinkle with a few pinches of dried coconut.
  • Spirulina Juice

Note: You probably want to begin with a teaspoon of spirulina powder, mixed with fruit juice in a blender, but to create your own organic spirulina juice will enhance the taste, freshness and be more nutritious.

Go-Green Spirulina Juice


  • 1 Fresh Chopped Cucumber
  • 2 Medium Sized Green Apples Sliced
  • 1 Small Lime
  • 1 Tsp Spirulina Powder

Go-Green Spirulina Juice Method:


  • Add the chopped cucumber and apples in the blender.
  • Squeeze the lime juice over the contents.
  • Blend until smooth and then only add the spirulina.
  • Blend until fully mixed.

Spirulina Salads

Spirulina don’t have to be used in juice and shakes only, but in fresh salads as well. A sprinkle of spirulina over your fresh salad will enhance your level of nutrients and leave you energized.

Green Delight Spirulina Salad


  • 2 Cups of Fresh Mixed Greens
  • 1 Cup of Alfalfa
  • 1/2 Cup of Fresh Basil
  • 1/2 Cup of fresh Mint
  • 1/2 Green Avocado Chopped
  • 1 Cup Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1/4 Cup of Raw Almonds
  • 2 Teaspoons of Spirulina powder


  • Break the mixed greens wit your hand in a bowl.
  • Add the fresh alfalfa, chopped avocado, chopped tomatoes and raw almonds.
  • Chop the fresh mint and basil finely and add into the bowl.
  • Sprinkle the spirulina over the salad and mix with a tsp of olive oil.

Spirulina Dessert

By choosing superfood-based desserts, you will never have to sacrifice taste for health. Spirulina can be enjoyed in delicious desserts as well! You can now enjoy a guilt- free dessert filled with all nutrients your body need.

Sweet Spirulina and Sesame Balls


  • 1 Cup Raw Almonds
  • 125 ml Organic Almond Paste
  • 1/2 Cup Tahini
  • 1/2 Cup almond Flour
  • 1/4 Sesame Seeds
  • 1 Tbs Spirulina Powder


  • Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Chop the nuts roughly.
  • Add all ingredients in a bowl and mix until smooth and combined.
  • Add extra almond flour if the mixture is too wet. Roll small handfuls of the mixture into balls.
  • After creating the mixture balls, roll them in a coat of sesame seeds.
  • Place the balls on a tray and refrigerate for 1 hour to firm.
  • These balls will keep fresh for several weeks in the fridge.






The Woodstock Music Festival began on August 15, 1969, as half a million people waited on a dairy farm in Bethel, New York, for the three-day music festival to start. Billed as “An Aquarian Experience: 3 Days of Peace and Music,” the epic event would later be known simply as Woodstock and become synonymous with the counterculture movement of the 1960s. Woodstock was a success, but the massive concert didn’t come off without a hitch: Last-minute venue changes, bad weather and the hordes of attendees caused major headaches. Still, despite—or because of—a lot of sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll and rain, Woodstock was a peaceful celebration and earned its hallowed place in pop culture history.

Woodstock Ventures

The Woodstock Music Festival was the brainchild of four men, all age 27 or younger, looking for an investment opportunity: John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfeld and Michael Lang.

Lang had organized the successful Miami Music Festival in 1968 and Kornfeld was the youngest vice president at Capitol Records. Roberts and Rosenman were New York entrepreneurs involved in building a Manhattan recording studio. The four men formed Woodstock Ventures, Inc., and decided to host a music festival.

Creedence Clearwater Revival was the first big-name talent to sign on and gave Woodstock the credibility it needed to attract other well-known musicians.

Where Was Woodstock?

The initial plan for Woodstock called for the event to be held at Howard Mills Industrial Park in Wallkill, New York.

Wallkill town officials got spooked, however, and backed out of the deal, passing a law that eliminated any possibility of holding the concert on their turf.

Woodstock Ventures explored a few other venues, but none panned out. Finally, just a month ahead of the concert, 49-year-old dairy farmer Max Yasgur offered to rent them part of his land in the White Lake area of Bethel, New York, surrounded by the verdant Catskill Mountains.

With the concert just a month away, the four frantic partners jumped at the opportunity and paid his asking price.

Woodstock Becomes a Free Concert

With a venue and talent secured, the partners turned to logistics. Fencing, entrance gates and ticket booths needed to be set up and a performers’ pavilion, concession stands, bathroom facilities and medical tents built.

But by the time people started arriving a couple days ahead of the concert, the fencing, gates and ticket booths still weren’t ready.

According to Lang, in an interview with The Telegraph, “You do everything you can to get the gates and the fences finished—but you have your priorities. People are coming, and you need to be able to feed them, and take care of them, and give them a show. So you have to prioritize.”

With no efficient way to charge concert-goers, Lang and his partners decided to make Woodstock a free event.

The Masses Arrive

Originally, about 50,000 people were expected. But by August 13, at least that number were already camped out on location and over 100,000 tickets pre-sold.

As an estimated one million people descended on Woodstock, its organizers scrambled to add more facilities. Highways and local roads came to a standstill and many concert-goers simply abandoned their cars and trekked the rest of the way on foot. Eventually, about half a million people reached the venue.

The Audience

The Woodstock audience was diverse and a reflection of the rapidly-changing times. Some were hippies who felt alienated by a society steeped in materialism.

In 1969, the country was deep into the controversial Vietnam War, a conflict that many young people vehemently opposed. It was also the era of the civil rights movement, a period of great unrest and protest. Woodstock was an opportunity for people to escape into music and spread a message of unity and peace.

Although the crowd at Woodstock experienced bad weather, muddy conditions and a lack of food, water and adequate sanitation, the overall vibe there was harmonious. Looking back, some people attribute the lack of violence to the large number of psychedelic drugs being used.

Others believe hippies were simply living out their mantra of “making love, not war.” In fact, more than a few couples at Woodstock took that command literally and made love whenever and wherever the mood hit.

Safety and Security Issues

Volunteer doctors, EMTs and nurses manned Woodstock’s medical tent. Most injuries were minor such as food poisoning and wounded bare feet.

It’s widely reported eight women experienced miscarriages. One teenager died after being run over by a tractor. Another person died a drug-related death.

Security was limited since off-duty police officers were banned. It’s estimated there were no more than a dozen police officers to keep an eye on 500,000 people.

Wavy Gravy and the Hog Farm

To pick up the slack and help create a safe festival ground, Woodstock Ventures turned to the Hog Farm, a communal pig farm in New Mexico. Its leader, known as Wavy Gravy, threatened to douse people who got out of line with seltzer water or hurl pies at them.

The Hog Farm also set up a children’s playground, a free food kitchen and a tent to assist people “freaking out” on drugs.

Woodstock Performers

Thirty-two musicians, a combination of local and world-famous talent, performed at Woodstock. Around 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 15, Richie Havens took the stage and played a 45-minute set.

Havens was followed by an unscheduled blessing by yoga guru Sri Swami Satchidananda. The other performers on day one were:

  • Bert Sommer
  • Sweetwater
  • Melanie
  • Tim Hardin
  • Ravi Shanker
  • Arlo Guthrie
  • Joan Baez

Baez famously played the end of her set in a torrential downpour. Day one wrapped up around 2:00 a.m. on August 16.

Day two officially began around 12:15 p.m. Day two’s line-up was:

  • Quill
  • Country Joe McDonald
  • John Sebastian
  • Keef Hartley Band
  • Santana
  • The Incredible String Band
  • Canned Heat
  • Mountain
  • The Grateful Dead
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Janis Joplin
  • Sly and the Family Stone
  • The Who
  • Jefferson Airplane

Day two ended around 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, August 17.

Day three began around 2:00 p.m. Joe Cocker was the first musician to perform. The remaining line up included:

  • Country Joe and The Fish
  • Ten Years After
  • The Band
  • Johnny Winter
  • Blood Sweat and Tears
  • Crosby Stills Nash and Young
  • Paul Butterfield Blues Band
  • Sha Na Na
  • Jimi Hendrix

Hendrix was the last musician to perform at Woodstock. Rain delays prevented him from taking the stage until early Monday morning and by the time he went on, the crowd had thinned to around 25,000 people.

Musicians who declined to perform at Woodstock included:

  • Simon and Garfunkel
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Bob Dylan
  • The Byrds
  • The Moody Blues
  • The Doors
  • Roy Rogers
  • John Lennon
  • Chicago Transit Authority
  • The Rolling Stones

Legacy of Woodstock

Woodstock officially ended on Monday, August 18, after Hendrix left the stage. Leaving Woodstock wasn’t much easier than getting there. Roads and highways quickly became jammed again as festival-goers made their way home.

Cleaning up the venue was a mammoth task and required several days, many bulldozers and tens of thousands of dollars.

In 2006, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts opened on the hill where the Woodstock Music Festival took place. Today, it hosts outdoor concerts in its beautiful pavilion. There’s also a 1960s museum on site.

Many popular musicians have performed at Bethel Woods, including some who took the stage at Woodstock such as Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Santana, Arlo Guthrie and Joe Cocker.

Woodstock is perhaps best described by Max Yasgur, the humble farmer who lent his land for the occasion. Addressing the audience on day three he said, “…You’ve proven something to the world…the important thing that you’ve proven to the world is that a half a million kids, and I call you kids because I have children who are older than you are, a half a million young people can get together and have three days of fun and music and have nothing but fun and music and God bless you for it!”


1969 Fast Facts: Woodstock. Fox News Entertainment.
Acts that Almost Made it to Woodstock. CBS News.
Farmer is Little Known Despite His Historic Role. Poughkeepsie Journal.
Interview with the Organisers of Woodstock Festival. The Telegraph.
The Sixties and Woodstock Festival History. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.


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