By The CCM Team
Veteran broadcast journalist and CCM storyteller Mike Eisgrau was actually one of the first journalists on the scene of the music and arts festival back in ’69. Recently Mike put his vivid recollections into a story that was picked up by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, and it’s a great read.
50 years ago last week, the roads leading to Max Yasgur’s farm were clogged with folks trying to get to the festival. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of cars and other vehicles were left by the side of the road. Famously, several of the performers had trouble reaching the site as well.
So our man Eisgrau was dropped in to the site 114 miles northwest of Manhattan by helicopter so the self-described “squarest 29-year-old to attend Woodstock”could get the story for WNEW Radio News.