This has absolutely nothing to do with sports, but was a big event in my life, (I was 17 at the time) so when I came across this website, I thought I would share it with you all :)
Fred , Rich , Dan, & some chick we knew from Topeka (Kim I think was her name) and 2 others as I remember; 7 of us total, but not sure who the other 2 were. LOL We all loaded up in Dan's mom's station wagon and we arrived 2 days early. The article talks about the campers west of fairgrounds before the concert even began, well we were part of that group too. Then the day the concert began we were able to drive from that campground and park inside the fairgrounds in the middle of the track, which is where we camped until we came home.
It was party time for sure and the reflections in the article are true as my memory serves me. But as much as I remember the drugs, the running over the brim porta-potty's, the heat and people passing out from heat exhaustion, & the nudity & prostitution, what really sticks out the most in my mind was the music. We were treated to 3 days of the best music of that time, numerous bands showed up not mentioned in the article.
The heat was unbearable as it was over 100 degrees every day, but it was a time and culture that is etched in my memory forever.
Fred was the only one in our group that bought a ticket. (which made him mad)
Well I just wanted to share this with you, it was definitely a concert for the ages, closest to Woodstock as I ever saw!