Saturday, August 15, 2009

40 Friggin' Years ago

I couldn't resist posting this in honor of the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock. Jimi's version of the National Anthem is still the best!

I remember as a 16 year old seeing ads for the festival and asking my parents if I could go. They were already a bit freaked out by my long sideburns and anti-war politics, but this was a bit too much for them. I had friends who did go, and who talked more about the mud and lack of simple amenities like bathrooms and water, than about the music, but the event has become a cultural touchstone.

If you can remember the 60s, you weren't there!

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