Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Jersey - outside the bibs.
I had just graduated from HS that summer and Blood, Sweat and Tears was playing Blossom Music Center in NE Ohio a week or two before Woodstock. Blossom, the summer home of the Cleveland Orchestra, today has a maximum capacity of maybe 10,000. That night there were 27,000 people there in a light rain. The huge band shell at Blossom is anchored by massive steel arches. That night, guys were climbing up the arches and sitting on top of the band shell - security didn't know what to do.
I was working the night shift at a local factory, but my buddies picked me up with clothes and shoes suitable to go to the concert. I met my girlfriend (now my wife of 35 years) at the concert and we spent an amazing evening at Blossom in the rain. After the concert, my buddies dropped me off back at work where I clocked out at about 2 AM.
Due to contractual issues, BS&T didn't get into the movie or soundtrack for Woodstock, and after a brief, brilliant period, faded from the scene.