WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Organizers behind Woodstock 50 abruptly canceled the festival after discovering the desired location was already booked for a little league baseball game between Mel’s Diner Tigers and Classic Barber’s Reds, officials confirmed.
“This is obviously a huge disappointment. We thought we had all the correct permits, but then someone at city hall pointed out the field was already called for,” said Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang. “We tried our best to offer the teams free pizza and unlimited tokens at a local arcade, but they didn’t budge and unfortunately the fest is left without an adequate venue.”
Mitch Henry, whose own son plays for the Mel’s Diner Tigers, admitted he is relieved to see the festival was canceled.
“Hey, you gotta understand the rivalry between the Tigers and Reds goes back decades, people in this community are amped up for this game. Last year they played 18 innings and the Reds pulled out a 1-0 win so we want to get that back this year,” said Henry. “Plus with all those young people dancing around and destroying the turf it would take the entire community to come together and re-sod this place before the playoffs.”
According to sources, Chance the Rapper, who was initially scheduled to play Woodstock 50, plans on attending the game and hopes to join the winning team for ice cream.