San Francisco Photographs by James Stark /Altamont #1

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altamont#1

The Stones are going to play a free concert! This is what the radio stations were broadcasting but nobody knew where, the location changed hourly. Finally the people who owned Altamont Speedway volunteered their place, this was a day or two before the concert was to be held. The speedway was located East of Livermore just off of I-80. On the day of the concert hordes descended upon Altamont, it was total chaos. Most of the cars pulled off the side of the freeway and parked. There were so many cars that the Highway Patrol just let it be, very few were ticketed or towed. The photographs show a small part of the crowd, there were thousands. To learn more, see the movie.
"Altamont
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