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Old 08-10-2017, 12:02 AM
 
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I had just turned 16 and was working a summer job (full-time babysitter).
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Old 08-10-2017, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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I didn't make it there. A bit too far to go from the US Coast Guard Air Station on Annette Island, Alaska.

I lived on Annette Island for a short period of time. Nice place. Summer and fall of 1979. My daughter was conceived there.
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Old 08-10-2017, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Cold Bay, Alaska. That's where I was that day. I might even have read about it a few days later when the newspaper from that day arrived. That's how I found out about the moon landing the previous month. It was front page news when the newspaper arrived a few days after the actual event occurred. But I was 15 at the time, so the significance of Woodstock wouldn't have made any impression on me.
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:27 AM
 
Location: La Costa, California
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Yes I was there along with a bunch of friends from Hunterdon County New Jersey where I lived then. I was 19. A friend had suggested this idea months earlier so I had sent in my money and had tickets.

I rode up with a few of the gang and we went up a day early on Thursday. It turned out to be a great idea as we got in OK though there were lots of people there already and thousands arriving. The staff was scurrying around trying to put up fences but that turned out to be futile and they proclaimed it a free concert.

Our group was separated as we went up in several cars. My friends and I camped in the area where the "Hog farmers" were. It was across from the stage area and you walked through those paths through the woods to get to the music.

There was a small stage set up where we were camped though and some of the artists did imromtu shows there on thursday. It was awesome as I got to meet and chat with Joan Baez!

Dave
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:22 AM
 
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I was a little bump in moms Tummy.
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:25 AM
 
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I was in my late twenties and working in NYC. I found the narration of what was happening via news broadcasts fascinating. It seemed close to impossible, but I got a real kick out of the fact that it was happening.
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:45 AM
 
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I was 16 and had no idea it was happening until afterwards, then figured out it was the week I was at camp, only to come home and find out my uncle had died so my mind was preoccupied to say the least. I remember watching the film of it at our local drivein, the place to be. Still own the album and DVD of the film.

There are going to be so many 50 year tributes over the next couple of years, when you think of everything that happened in 1968 and then in 1969.
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:11 AM
 
Location: New York Area
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August 17, 1969__Where were you? Did any of you get to go to Woodstock?

Hard to believe it was 48 years ago.
I was at summer camp at Robin Hood in New Hampshire. I believe during those days we were on an out-of-camp excursion, common at the end of summers since some counselors head back to college. We had just seen Franconia Notch and "Old Man of the Mountains" at Cannon Moutain, I believe. Then we had pineapple pizza for dinner. See:

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I don't know when he invented PP, or pineapple pizza but I remember having it in New Hamphshire in the shadow of the now-collapsed "Old Man of the Mountains" near Franconia Notch in August 1969.
Then we were forced by rains, I believe the same system that bedeviled Woodstock and indeed the U.S. Northeast that summer, to return to camp. Our consolation was a trip to Hampton

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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.
At least you had the work ethic. Not very common there, except for one of my clients who did the sound system at Woodstock.

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Look at how beautiful Grace Slick was in 1969
Too bad she and others screwed up their lives. The ones that are still standing and performing into their 70's and in some case 80's are the ones who "went clean" early on. Think Neil Young, Graham Nash, Gordon Lightfoot, Ian Tyson, Peter Townsend and the like. Most were on substances during the Woodstock era and cleaned up circa 1972. For example Neil Young's "Needle and the Damage Done," written in late 1971 was a powerful anti-drug statement
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Old 08-10-2017, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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I was 27, single, and relocating from Boston to Chicago. I knew nothing (or very little about) about Woodstock. I was driving the company car on the NY State Thruway (I90). I picked up two young female hitchhikers who had been at Woodstock and were going to Minneapolis. They were young and pretty but needed food, showers, and clean clothes. We stopped along the way and I bought them supper. We hit it off and they spent a few days with me in Chicago. They were my first threesome. 3 days later I got home from work one afternoon and they were gone. Fond memories.

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Old 08-10-2017, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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I was in Canada, enjoying the fresh air and gorgeous views of Georgian Bay, not far from Ojibway Island, shortly after departing my ship in the Northern end of the Tonkin Gulf.
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