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    Rock enthusiasts suffer...

    Rock enthusiasts suffer mud, hunger, thirst

    Monday 18 August 1969 07.22 EDT Last modified on Friday 8 January 2016 10.20 EST

    Two of 300,000 rock-music enthusiasts who attended the Woodstock Music and Art Fair at White Lake, New York, to listen to Joan Baez, Jimi Hendrix, the Jefferson Airplane, Ravi Shankar and the Who.
    Conditions appeared to be improving yesterday after two days of mud, hunger, and thirst. The audience was relaxed, and drug use appeared to have tapered off. But doctors at two field hospitals said people with bad drug reactions continued to comprise the majority of patients.

    A fleet of more than a dozen helicopters, including two on loan from the Army, ferried the more seriously ill to nearby hospitals. More than 100 people had been arrested on drug charges either at the festival or on their way there, but there were no reports of violence.
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    Missed it unfortunately.

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    Were any TD members present?

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    Dated a chick from Ontario who made it there as a teenage virgin frolicking naked in the mud...

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    If I ever gets me a time machine that's the first place I'm going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo
    Were any TD members present?
    Only in spirit. Heck, I was 9 at the time- can't start doing hallucinogenics until you are at least 10. Then again, the iconic song written about Woodstock is, well, "Woodstock"- by Joni Mitchell. She wasn't there either. And the best selling (and best) cover version of it was by Matthews Southern Comfort- a Brit actually, who was nowhere near Woodstock. But it was his (Iain Matthews plus a tagged together band) only commercial success. Peace.
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    Where's the fat people? notice on old photos there are none, either they used to hide them or?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportwo View Post
    Where's the fat people? notice on old photos there are none, either they used to hide them or?
    Yes, I was a bit young for woodstock but I remember as a youth there were very few fat chicks and none of my friends were fat.
    Mind you, someone recently made a comment on TD about me being fat. I was recently talking to a friend about having gained weight over the last couple of years and my friend who'd just returned from a business trip to the states said I wouldn't be considered overweight there, compared to the majority I'm in fine shape.
    Perhaps the lifestyle has become more sedentary (sitting in front of the computer instead of being out and about generally and also a lot more fast food outlets and more sugar in processed foods.

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    "No ones getting fat 'cept Mama Cass".

    She wasn't there, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Airportwo View Post
    Where's the fat people? notice on old photos there are none, either they used to hide them or?
    Yes, I was a bit young for woodstock but I remember as a youth there were very few fat chicks and none of my friends were fat.
    Mind you, someone recently made a comment on TD about me being fat. I was recently talking to a friend about having gained weight over the last couple of years and my friend who'd just returned from a business trip to the states said I wouldn't be considered overweight there, compared to the majority I'm in fine shape.
    Perhaps the lifestyle has become more sedentary (sitting in front of the computer instead of being out and about generally and also a lot more fast food outlets and more sugar in processed foods.
    I was in the states a few months ago. The number of people I saw zipping around on those little "mobility scooters" was eye opening.

    I do note that the size of meal portions was just simply waaaaay to much for me. Not unconnected I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    "No ones getting fat 'cept Mama Cass".
    Heh...Good one...Poor dear died choking on a sizeable piece of meat...Macabre...

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    However:

    Ham and Wheeze:


    Claim: "Mama" Cass Elliot of The Mamas and the Papas choked to death on a ham sandwich.

    Status: False.

    Origins: Although many rumors swirled in the wake of the sudden death of 33-year-old "Mama" Cass Eliot on 29 July 1974 (e.g., that she died from a drug overdose, that FBI had plotted to assassinate her, that she was pregnant with John Lennon's child), the one that has become permanently entwined with her image is that she choked to death on a ham sandwich. The legend has a particularly cruel irony in that Cass Eliot's weight was fodder for many brutish jokes about her physical appearance, and the choking rumor fostered the impression that she had somehow brought death upon herself through her "gluttony." Even the minor details of the rumor were unkind to her legend: She supposedly choked to death on a sandwich (a cheap, pedestrian form of food), and the main ingredient of that sandwich was ham (which comes from pigs, an animal to whom overweight people are frequently likened).

    According to the biography Dream a Little Dream of Me, it was Dr. Anthony Greenburgh, the first physician to examine Cass Eliot after her death, who mistakenly sowed the seeds of the "choked on a ham sandwich" legend:
    Greenburgh immediately offered a straightforward explanation for Cass's death. His first impression, he told the press, was that it appeared to have been a simple case of asphyxia. "From what I saw when I got to the flat," he told the Daily Express, "she appeared to have been eating a ham sandwich and drinking Coca-Cola while lying down — a very dangerous thing to do. This would be especially dangerous for someone like Cass who was overweight and who might be prone to having a heart attack. She seemed to have choked on a ham sandwich," he continued, unwittingly giving rise to the myth that would still be in circulation more than three decades later.

    What Greenburgh had presumably overlooked is the small but pertinent fact that the sandwich by Cass's bed had not in fact been touched (as recorded by Inspector Kenneth Humm once the police were called).
    The official findings of the coroner's inquest were that Cass Eliot died from "fatty myocardial degeneration due to obesity" (i.e., a heart attack brought about by fatty degeneration of the heart muscle fiber), and nothing was found to have been blocking her mouth or throat. Cass Elliot had long been overweight and more than once undertook crash diets to lose a large amount of weight in a relatively short period of time; the prolonged, combined effects of obesity and severe dieting had weakened her heart to the point of failure.
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