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Old 08-08-2017, 09:58 AM
 
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I was 9 - so no go
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:02 AM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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I was 21 months old & in Japan, with my new baby sister.

My dad was stationed at Tachikowa AFB & my parents had relocated in 1966, before I was even thought of.

They had access to American newspapers but I'm not sure how timely it was nor if Woodstock was even on their radar. I do know my dad was horrified when he returned home & saw the changes just in his hometown; he had us packed up & moved within 6 months. His hometown was Boulder.
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:40 AM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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I was 21 and just back from my honeymoon in Bermuda. Remember seeing it on the news.
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
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OMG, this is the...um, math math math...50th anniversary of the Summer of Love!

I remember in '77 someone commented it was the 10th anniversary, and we were all amazed. Ditto in '87. But when I brought it up in '97, people were bummed it had been 30 years.
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Old 08-08-2017, 11:24 AM
 
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Out in the back yard, either playing in the sandbox or using the swing set.
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Old 08-08-2017, 11:27 AM
 
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I was probably toddling around in diapers at home that day, as a 22 month old. It'd be another 10 or 11 years before I even heard of them. By that time, they were Jefferson Starship - one of my fav Album Rock bands of my youth. I bought their 1981 album Modern Times, a great one. Too bad four years afterward they became merely "Starship" (sell-out teen queen of the mall pop).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eLW...eLWFecA8Gs#t=2

Grace Slick, meet MTV!

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Old 08-08-2017, 11:37 AM
 
Location: NYC
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OMG, this is the...um, math math math...50th anniversary of the Summer of Love!

I remember in '77 someone commented it was the 10th anniversary, and we were all amazed. Ditto in '87. But when I brought it up in '97, people were bummed it had been 30 years.
Yeah... 50 years ago we were acid heads, now it's acid reflux!

I am trying to catch the musical "survivors" of that era since they probably won't have much more energy or ability to go on. Curiously Dylan is playing all over the place now & back then he rarely played live. I used to shun the revival groups that were just 1 or 2 members of the original group, & usually the drummer & bassist, but now I realize that is probably the only way I'm going to hear a full set of some old favorite band.

Someone mentioned Starship earlier, I went to a show 10 years ago & Starship then had members of J Airplane, Grateful Dead & Quicksilver + an excellent young singer doing Grace's material.

KISS, an awful but smart band based totally on commerce, is doing an unusual thing that I think may become more common in the future - they have trademarked their "characters" & now they, management, can "cast" anyone & the band can legitimately go on forever, like a chronic illness.
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Old 08-08-2017, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I have no idea where I was and what I was doing on that date. But attending Woodstock would have been at the bottom of the list of things I was interesting in doing, right along with being burned alive as a victim of the Spanish Inquisition.


Can some of you explain to me what the attraction of such an event was?
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:21 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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ICan some of you explain to me what the attraction of such an event was?
If you really have to ask, and especially at this late date... you'll never understand
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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If you really have to ask, and especially at this late date... you'll never understand
exactly
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