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Old 08-08-2017, 05:52 AM
Location: Colorado Springs
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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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Old 08-08-2017, 06:27 AM
Location: Pennsylvania
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no, I didn't. probably a good thing as I wasn't into crowds even back then.

Slick was beautiful and she sure could sing. I think better than she's given credit for.
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:24 AM
Location: Middle Tennessee
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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.
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:30 AM
Location: NYC
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Yes I was actually at Woodstock, in fact I bought the tickets months earlier when I first heard about it. Even though I hung out with the local musicians & played a bit myself & my crowd was going to concerts every weekend at places like the Fillmore East, no one else I knew bought tickets. A few days before there was some buzz around & a couple of guys with a car but without tickets decided to go & we took off.

Yes, we had to abandon the car on the side of the road like thousands of others and hike for over an hour to get to the site where the gates were already down from the overwhelming numbers streaming in. There was a realization that this was different from the upbeat mood of all the folks hiking along the country highways. Yes, we got wet, hungry, stunned at the crowd size, no I didn't take the brown acid.

My folks knew I was going to some concert & were visiting friends who showed them the pictures on the tv that kept breaking in to report this unusual event.

Best. Party. Ever. It was a moment & it affected me. What with Vietnam, riots in cities, Nixon & Co, this was a needed celebration of good things following the first moon walk a few weeks earlier for a kid just out of high school knowing the draft was lurking. I wish I had taken more photos, I took one of the walk to the site, I lost the tickets in a move many years ago.
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:41 AM
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I was at summer camp.

It was a busy year:

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Old 08-08-2017, 07:45 AM
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I was only 17 then, and didn't go, but living in the S.F. Bay Rea, I did go to many concerts after that, at Fillmore West, Berkeley Community Theater, and Pepperland.
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Old 08-08-2017, 09:23 AM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Lol, I was 10, so, no, I wasn't there. Although one of the spouse's friends went - he was 16 and actually appeared into the film. But since he was under 18 when the film came out, he couldn't get in to see it...
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Old 08-08-2017, 09:43 AM
Location: the Old Dominion
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Default ...only eight...

Visiting my pop behind bars (again).
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Old 08-08-2017, 09:47 AM
Location: Dallas, TX
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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).
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Old 08-08-2017, 09:53 AM
Location: Straddling two worlds
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I was there. My birthday is Aug 16th and we left right after the party on a whim when we heard the fences were down. Got there about 6am, "parked" the car since the roads were so jammed you couldn't drive and walked until we got to the stage around 11am. I'll never forget it. Stayed all the way through until Jimi Hendrix last lick and then headed home. It was amazing to say the least. Probably the best birthday I've ever had .
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