View Full Version : For Yasgur's Farm.. Woodstock, 40 years on
11th of August 2009 (Tue), 09:52
Most of the members here are too young to remember Woodstock. I just wanted to share this video slideshow tribute along with one of my favorite songs by Mountain. I think it captures the essence of the Woodstock experience very well. I wish I had been there, it can never happen again. Some of my friends went and have never forgotten the great feeling they got at the festival of peace and love. There's a chance someone on the forum attended, if so please share the experience and pictures if you have them.
11th of August 2009 (Tue), 11:44
That was my high school graduation year ('69). I passed on going to Woodstock to go to other R&R parties/events closer to home (Southern California) but we definitely were paying attention. Woodstock signified an era that even then was losing its "magic", but...
I miss Janis and Jimi.
11th of August 2009 (Tue), 12:09
I was on my NROTC summer cruise on a DE somewhere in the South Atlantic at the time of Woodstock, not of a mind to attend then. I only wised up later and embrace the philosophy expressed there to this day. Yeah, I miss Janis and Jimi too, both great and unique talents. I only learned recently while watching a documentary on Woodstock that Jimi's "Star Spangled Banner" was totally improv, an amazing rendition.
11th of August 2009 (Tue), 12:38
Woodstock took place just over 120 miles from my house...several of us set out to make what would normally be a little less than a 3 hour trip...after 9 hours on the road and being less than 1/2 way there...we returned home...grabbed several cases of beer and a radio...then drove up to our cabin and spent the weekend holding our own festival.
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