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Old 08-08-2017, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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At my summer job between graduating high school and starting college.
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I wasn't there but it was on my radar and I remember seeing it all over the news.
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:11 PM
 
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Didn't attend.

Think I'll get the DVD of Woodstock from the library and watch it again.

Vision67: thanks for bringing this up!!

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Old 08-08-2017, 01:30 PM
 
Location: in the miseries
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I had a six month old baby; but friends went
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:04 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Ah yes, I remember it well. That I chose not to go. It was summer vacation.

At the time I was doing a semi-hippie thing in Provincetown MA. Bell bottoms, sandals, long blonde (bleached hair), love beads. Trying to be cool. I remember seeing signs in the local shops advertising Woodstock.

We were staying with some gay friends who had a house in P'town. I remember walking up to other people and asking them what they thought and were they going to go to this thing. I decided not to make the effort, just another loud rock concert.

For a few days P'town was like a ghost town. Then people returned. I asked a few strangers strolling along the street while looking cool (because that's what you did in P'town) if they had been. Everyone who had been said it was awful. Said it poured, was muddy, you couldn't find a place to go to the bathroom or get clean.

I don't know when I found out that this thing had become FAMOUS and it was the highlight of The Summer of Love. I sort of wished I had gone just to say I had been. But mud and filth and not being able to go to the bathroom was not my style so it's probably best that I stayed in P'town being a "plastic hippie." (That's what we called someone who half wanted to be a hippie but didn't totally buy into the lifestyle and wanted to live in a house and have a job.)
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:12 PM
 
Location: State of Denial
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If you can remember the '60's, you probably weren't there.........
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Did any of you get to go to Woodstock?

Hard to believe it was 48 years ago.

I had a buddy who was going and I had a ride waiting but I had to work. So I missed it.

Back then, we worked all summer long to pay for the next year of college.

Look at how beautiful Grace Slick was in 1969


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damn, it couldn't have been that long ago, I must have thought I was an adult but must have been a tiny baby. I meant to go but was running after 3 little kids at the time. Yes, they were all born before i was a year old.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Picking out my clothing for my first day of first grade.
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Old 08-08-2017, 03:06 PM
 
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In August, 1969, I was busy working at my summer job--pumping gas at the Alexander Hamilton Rest Stop on the NJ Turnpike.
In September of that year, I began my first teaching assignment, and many of the older teachers wanted to know how I had enjoyed Woodstock. They were very disappointed when I explained that I had been busy pumping gas, and as a result, I could not have attended that festival.

What my older colleagues failed to realize was that--despite my young age--I was far too conventional to have even wanted to attend that mud/drug fest in Bethel, NY.
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Old 08-08-2017, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Straddling two worlds
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OMG. For all the people who were not there and just want to pass judgment: NEWS FLASH!! It was fun! The music was awesome! Watching/listening to Jimi Hendrix play the Star Spangled Banner was incredible, not to mention all the other acts we saw and heard. Not everyone was eff'd up in some drug induced haze. Was it muddy and wet?? You bet. Did we get over it and get dry? YES! Were we hungry? Not for long, since people were sharing whatever they had without thinking twice. Did we have to wait in line to go to the bathroom? Have you ever been to an arena event ANYWHERE you didn't have to do that? Geez louise.
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