Monday, April 6, 2009
Woodstock 2009 in the works for Brooklyn
Brooklyn's Prospect park is in the running to become the official site for the 40th anniversary of the original Woodstock concert.
The Parks Department says it's been in talks with promoter Michael Lang to bring the show to Prospect Park this summer.
The hope is to attract 150,000 people, with headliners from the original show along with newer acts like Dave Matthews and Phish.
The show would be free, but Lang would have to raise $8 million to $10 million to put it on, and the financing needs to be in place by the end of the month.
Hey, anyone remember Woodstock '99?
After some time, a large force of New York State Troopers, local police, and various other law enforcement showed up. Most had crowd control gear and proceeded to form a riot-line that flushed the crowd to the northwest, away from the stage located at the eastern end of the airfield. Few in the crowd offered strong resistance and they quickly dispersed back toward the campground and out the main entrance.
Police later reported that at least four rapes had occurred during the concert. Seven arrests were made on the final night of the concert and, afterward, police reviewed video footage, hoping to identify and hold accountable looters who, amid the chaos, had not been arrested. Some one-dozen trailers, a small bus and a number of booths and portable toilets were burned in the fray. Six people were injured.