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Summer Jam at Watkins Glen (1973)

Summer Jam at Watkins Glen was a 1973 rock festival that drew more attendees than any pop music festival before it. An estimated 600,000 fans flocked to the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Raceway outside of Watkins Glen, New York, to see performances by The Allman Brothers Band, The Band, and the Grateful Dead. In fact, so many concertgoers arrived early that the bands performed an impromptu concert during their sound checks the day before the festival. Who was the only person to die at the festival? More...
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Summer Jam at Watkins Glen (1973)
Summer Jam at Watkins Glen was a 1973 rock festival that drew more attendees than any pop music festival before it. An estimated 600,000 fans flocked to the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Raceway outside of Watkins Glen, New York, to see performances by The Allman Brothers Band, The Band, and the Grateful Dead. In fact, so many concertgoers arrived early that the bands performed an impromptu concert during their sound checks the day before the festival.
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Many historians claimed that the Watkins Glen event was the largest gathering of people in the history of the United States. In essence, that meant that on July 28, one out of every 350 people living in America at the time was listening to the sounds of rock at the New York state racetrack. Considering that most of those who attended the event hailed from the Northeast and that the average age of those present was approximately seventeen to twenty-four, close to one out of every three young people from Boston to New York was at the festival.
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HI, I was there with a friend from our office, who drove us from Corning, NY to Watkins Glen...This was an amazing sight to see and we had no idea what we were about to encounter. There were people everywhere and many were doing their drugs outwardly for all to see. The music resounded in the hillside and the people were just there stoned and looking lost. Most women were nude from waist up and I saw men running and asking for downers. This was a total mess of people who seemed to have no idea of what was going on. We left soon after seeing the filth and went back home in Corning, NY...I had no idea that we were in the largest ever crowd ever in the in the United States of America..An unreal crowd of over 600,000 people. I knew it was the largest crowd I had ever seen but this was an amazing experience just to behold.. I now live in Watkins Glen, NY and we do not want this back again... It was was an event that was once in a lifetime. Elizabeth Stratton former Realtor in Corning, NY
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Although there were no reports of violence at Watkins Glen, the day July 28 1973, was marred by the death of Willard Smith, 35, a skydiver from Syracuse, New York. Smith dived from an airplane carrying flares. One of the flares ignited his body suit, and he was engulfed in flames. Smith's body was eventually found in the woods near the concert site. There is also the unsolved disappearance of two high school teenagers from Brooklyn who were hitchhiking to the concert.[
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