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    Default Woodstock 53 Years Ago Today



    Fifty three years ago in Bethel, NY.

    Were any forumites in attendance? Do tell!

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    My sister was there.
    I was too young at the time.
    According to her I missed a great party.


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    Sadly, not me. I'd have loved to go... but wrong coast.
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    My cousin was there. He and his friends were heading to upstate NY on a fishing trip. But the New York State Throughway was closed so they went with the flow and ended up at the music festival.

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    Closest i got was the movie. It changed my life.
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    I was 3 and no I was not there. But one of the coolest people I know was.
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    I have a DVD of the movie. Closest that I got was 2nd Atlanta Pop Festival in 1970. Probably a pretty similar sized crowd and some of the same performers.

    52 years and 363 days ago, this was closer to me. Hurricane Camille, August 17, 1969.


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    Pretty amazing that it all came together with many careers being accelerated . Joni Mitchell wasn't there but her song " Woodstock " seems to have caught the experience .

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    I was only 16 so I missed it although we lived not all that far away.
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    I was offered a ride in with a band. No Way Jose! I've always been too much of an agoraphobe!

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    Default Re: Woodstock 53 Years Ago Today

    I heard the Angles were at Altamont, so , no go.

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    Coulda shouda.
    Who knew it was going to be a big dam deal until it was over. Dick Cavett interviewed bands as it happened.
    I attended wanna be weekend concerts in 1970 in Western Chicago countys thinking the free love experience would come to me. Still, it was interesting. The folly's of youth. Thanks for the brain jolt.

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    I was living in San Francisco (well by then I was in Palo alto) and not going back to the east coast for love nor money.
    Life was very nice in the SF Bay in those years...

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    My late brother in law was drafted into the Army. They put him in the 82nd and he jumped out of an airplane. They sent him to West Point where he helped set up training excercises. He got sent to Puerto Rico. Two days after he left, the other guys he worked with got sent to Woodstock to set up an LZ for those choppers that were delivering food. The choppers were from West Point and Ft Drum.
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    I was 30 and so not to be trusted. And there were no jazz musicians there.

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    Quite a year. We landed on the moon. Then Woodstock (no, I wasn’t there), then a month or so later I quit my career path job, broke up with my girlfriend, sold my house, and signed on as crew on a three masted barque for a proposed two year round the world cruise. Made it as far as San Francisco where we ferried the native Americans out to Alcatraz where they occupied it. The ship moved on, I stayed in SF and hung out with the flower people for a while.

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    I didn't go. I was 23 and had had enough of hippies by then. I did think though, that Mathews Southern Comfort did the very best version of "Woodstock" ever.



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    Default Re: Woodstock 53 Years Ago Today

    I went to Watkins Glen a few years later.

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    My sister-in-law attended. Such events weren't uncommon in those days, but Woodstock was the largest and most memorable.

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    I would have been bouncing around on a destroyer in the South China Sea at that time - so, safe to say, I did not make it to Woodstock
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