Sunday, August 16, 2009

Half a million strong

On my old blog, no one responded to my posts on rock-n-roll history. Still, I can't let the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock music and art fair go unmentioned. I was 14 at the time and asked my mother if I could go. "HELL NO!" When the national news showed the crowd and the mud and the traffic jams she said "And you wanted to go to that?" "Now more than ever " was my answer. Of course she shouldn't have let me go, but even before it happened I (and alot of other young folks) knew it was something special.

I did, however, make it to the 30th reunion at Yazgur's farm in 1999. Alot of the original musicians were there and it was unforgettable. I would have liked to have gone again this year but life sometimes gets in the way.