Skip to comments.Rock On...Or Not: Woodstock 50 Is Officially Canceled
Posted on 08/02/2019 7:55:50 AM PDT by rktman
Music fans still talk about Woodstock to this day. Hundreds of thousands of people flocked to a dairy farm in Bethel, New York in the summer of 1969 to see the likes of Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, and CCR grace the stage for the world's most iconic rock concert. They'll be talking about Woodstock 50 too - but for a much different reason. Just about everything went wrong for the organizers behind the Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival, and it's now curtains closed.
First, there was some trouble with the production company (which changed hands a few times.) Then the festivals financier, Dentsu Aegis, pulled its funding. Then major artists started pulling out of the concert. Then they lost the venue.
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GOOD- it just turned into a sleazefest anyway
But they can def do a RapStock or a PopStock if they wanted to.
I own a copy of Woodstock on DVD. I tell people that if you could hold one thing in your hand that demonstrated the moral and every other kind of bankruptcy of the whole “sixties thing” and, specifically, the Hippie movement, it would be a copy of that movie.
We were truly idiotic. And we are suffering the consequences to this day.
You mean remained a sleazefest.
“No Brown Acid For You!”
But at least there’s still “Woodstick”
There wouldn’t have been enough Viagra on the entire planet to supply that thing.
Can’t they find some muddy back 40 of someone’s farm, the let the old hippies roll around in the mud? Keep it authentic to the original?
Now if we could only get rid of that “Tie-Dye” crap, once and for all........
Over the years, I’ve read a few stories about Woodstock.
The impression I got was that although the music was good, it was too frickin’ hot, it was too frickin’ muddy, it was too frickin’ crowded there was garbage everywhere, lots of people were wasted badly enough to the point where you doubt there even remember they were there, it stunk because of the lack of porta potties, etc.
Maybe it was one of those events you just had to experience in its totality (the mud, the smell, etc) but to me, it doesn’t sound like a lot of fun.
If you can remember Woodstock, you weren’t there.
Alvin Lee played too.
As one old enough to remember the original Woodstock, I always thought it was overrated anyway. It didn’t deserve equal billing with the Apollo 11 mission.
Oy. Most of the people who were there the first time around are either too old or dead.
In my opinion, Apollo 11 was the high point of the 1960's and Woodstock, just a few weeks later, was the low point.
Well, let’s see:
Jimi Hendrix (dead)
Crosby Stills and Nash (old and decrepit)
Joan Baez (elderly has-been)
Country Joe and the Fish (are they even still alive?)
Carlos Santana (still alive and am going to see him later this month at a NICE venue)
The WHO (deaf but still performing occasionally)
Grateful Dead (Jerry’s dead...why go on?)
Jefferson Airplane (Kantner dead)
Joe Cocker (dead)
The Band (Levon dead)
Paul Butterfield (dead)
That’s just a few of the acts. The current crop mean nothing and are so forgettable that the whole thing would have been a joke.
Maybe I’m just a cranky old person, but they don’t make rock stars like that any more.
So you’re saying Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus, and Chance the Rapper could not achieve that same vibe? D’oh.
About 500,000 of us were quite busy at that time.
My wife & I were 19 y/o kids who had just moved from Ohio to Hollywood...so a bit too far to make that trip.
Anyway, we had our own local hippies making news at that time - Charles Manson and his fellow satanists
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