The concert was planned to take place in Wallkill, a small town in upstate New York; however, the City Council of Wallkill was having issues with this whole concert idea. First, they objected to Byrd’s poster on the ground that it was too lewd – or, to quote Byrd “They said, ‘we can’t have this poster – it’s just full of sex and drug related images.’ I’m still trying to find those images.” Then, they said that they absolutely could not have more than 5,000 in attendance. While there was no way that Roberts and Kornfeld would have known that Woodstock would ultimately draw more than 400,000 people, they knew it would certainly bring in more than 5,000 – so, a new location was desperately needed.
By this time, Byrd had moved on to other projects. He had just finished a lengthy animation, and was recovering by basking in the sun down in Saint Martin, cut off from civilization. As concerts like Woodstock frequently were planned and then cancelled, he presumed the entire idea was scrapped.