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The Goose Lake International Music Festival

'it was the worst drug orgy that was ever held in the United States'

https://www.inkoma.com/k/4870

Detroit, August 7-9, 1970

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"The festival took place nearly one year after Woodstock [..] The stage was built on a large, revolving turntable with two performance spaces so that the previous band could disassemble its gear and the next band set up while the current band was performing. [..] The backstage area had a tent where 20 to 30 groupies described as "sizzlers" were available for the performers. [..] An estimated 200,000 rock music fans attended the festival. [..] The festival was known for widespread, openly visible drug sales and public nudity. [..] There were 160 arrests of those leaving after the event, mostly on drug charges. Jackson County sheriff Charles Southworth estimated that "75% of the youths were on drugs [..] There was a report of a rape by a group of bikers while The Stooges were performing. "[>wiki]




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