I am grateful to everyone who performed, attended, and/or worked at the Woodstock Festival, and to those who created, documented, and recorded this historic event.
I would like to thank my family and friends for providing support and encouragement - and suppressing their skepticism - during the long evolution of this poster development project.
In particular, Charles Reynolds and Kees DeLang provided assistance with some of the content portrayed on the poster.
John Guard and Margo Thompson provided assistance with design elements.
Wade Lawrence, Museum Director of The Museum at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts graciously provided some important details about the performers' schedule when I discussed it with him during a visit to the wonderful Museum.
Carole Couture of the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Museum Shop provided helpful insights about distributing the poster.
Anne Gibson of Clark University kindly provided excellent advice about publishing the poster.
I would like to thank Ron Eastman, Clark Labs, and the Idrisi Project for introducing me to Pascal and Delphi. Initial development of this poster was conducted in Delphi, although the final version of this poster was created using Visual Basic.
I did not attend Woodstock. I was 15 years old and living in Michigan. I saw the festival as it was reported in the evening news at that time. Excited and amazed, I vowed to attend if it ever happened again. I did attend Watkin's Glen, where The Band, the Grateful Dead, and the Allman Brothers performed on July 28, 1973. At 600,000, it was the largest festival ever, at the time.
I attended the informal 21st anniversary concert at the site of the original festival on August 17 and 18, 1990. As I recall, Richie Havens performed, but I do not believe any other performers from the 1969 festival attended.
I look eagerly forward to the "Heroes of Woodstock" concert at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on the 40th anniversary of the beginning of Woodstock, on August 15, 2009. I hope to see you there!