Oregon Experience

Vortex I

Season 4 Episode 403 | 29m 11s | Video has closed captioning.

In the summer of 1970, some tens of thousands of people converged in rural Clackamas County for an event called Vortex I. This festival celebrated freedom - freedom from violence, from drug laws and from clothes. It also served as an elaborate ploy to lure young people away from Portland. Vortex I is the only state-sponsored rock festival in U.S. history. Content Alert - Partial Nudity.

Aired: 02/08/10

Rating: TV-14

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