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The 1970 Isle of Wight Festival. 26th - 30th August 1970. 


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Photos on this page courtesy of George Stoller.                    

 

The press enclosure. Friday afternoon.

George , who took these photos from the press enclosure says :

No big deal went on in the press enclosure: Arriving at the site Friday afternoon I didn't like much the idea to follow the whole festival staring at a matchbox-sized stage. Being a student of the "Centre Suisse d'éducation en publicité et information" (which is French for about the same thing in English) I was equipped with a legitimation card of that institution, which I presented at the press entrance. Believe it or not: With the few key words on that card I succeeded to convince them that I was about the most important Swiss representative of communications - so they let me in! Once I was in there I sat down on my bag starting to realize what just happened.
Five minutes later a guy spoke to me in French and asked: "You're Swiss, right?" How the hell did he know? Very simple: The field-grey bag I was sitting on was part of every Swiss soldiers ARMY kit...! And the other guy was a journalist of a French-speaking Swiss newspaper.
What happened to my camera after the Who's set? No big deal either: It just dropped and got broken on the scaffold in front of the stage...
L'n'P
George


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