They were markedly different in a number of ways. Firstly Woodstock was a far bigger concert with dozens of acts over 3 days whereas Altamont was restricted to The Rolling Stones and a small number of acts in support e.
They were markedly different in a number of ways. Firstly Woodstock was a far bigger concert with dozens of acts over 3 days whereas Altamont was restricted to The Rolling Stones and a small number of acts in support e. The major difference however is in what they came to represent. There were arrests largely for narcotics offences and there were major logistical problems resulting in the concert becoming free.
However it passed largely peacefully and came to symbolise what could be achieved through a communal approach to such a major event.
Altamont was a final free concert given by the Rolling Stones in many ways trying to represent the ethos of Woodstock. However from the onset there were major problems.
It was very badly organised with hundreds of thousands having to walk to the speedway stadium where the concert was taking place. They used extreme violence both on and off the stage culminating in the fatal stabbing of Meredith Hunter right in front of the stage.
The whole episode and the mood and tension is very well captured in the motion picture Gimme Shelter. If Woodstock was a high point of the counter culture then Altamont in many ways was not only a low point but reflected how this age ofoptimism was coming to an end and a darker culture was emerging.
This was reflected not only at Altamont but also the Manson murders and the Vietnam war with the My Lai massacres. This would eventually lead to the emergence of a New Right, Conservative Neo-Liberal culture reflected in politicians such as Reagan.The Altamont Free Concert, also known as Altamont Speedway Free Festival or Woodstock West, was an event held on December 6, that effectively brought the s era to an end.
The. The Altamont Speedway Free Festival was a counterculture-era rock concert in in the United States, held at the Altamont Speedway in Tracy, California on Saturday, December 6.
The event is best known for considerable violence, including the stabbing death of Meredith Hunter and three.
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59 terms. Rock to Bach FINAL. The show came out on vinyl as Gimme Shelter soundtrack from TMOQ, with 13 songs on Altamont Speedway Nightmare and on Altamont (M3),as a double LP from Altamont Then on compact a double cd from IMP Altamont the RS in Concert as a 12” inches box with t-shirt, complete audience recording like Altamont 69 Killer Festival from VGP.
The Altamont Speedway Free Festival was a counterculture-era rock concert held on Saturday, December 6, , at the Altamont Speedway in northern California, between Tracy and Livermore. The Altamont Speedway Free Festival took place once and there are setlists of 5 different artists so far.