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Woodstock Music & Art Fair (informally, Woodstock or The Woodstock Festival) was a music festival, billed as "An Aquarian Exposition", held at Max Yasgur's 600 acre dairy farm in the rural town of Bethel, New York from August 15 to August 18, 1969. Thirty-two acts performed during the sometimes rainy weekend in front of nearly half a million concertgoers. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest moments in popular music history and was listed on Rolling Stone's 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll. The event was captured in a successful 1970 documentary movie, Woodstock; an accompanying soundtrack album; and Joni Mitchell's song "Woodstock", which commemorated the event and became a major hit for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

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1 The Sequel Tried to recreate it in '94
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2 Never Boned Still rocks.
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3 Woodstock 99 more about profit than peace
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4 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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5 40th Anniversary WHO CARES??? Not anyone UNDER age 40!
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1 Every American generation's actions and creations are an attempt to refute those of the generation before. The Baby Boom generation is only notable for the enthusiasm with which those refutations were attempted. Here's a thought: If the generation preceding the Boomers had been so very perfect, the Boomers (of whom I am one) would have seen no need to break with them. So why did they? (And forget those glib but shallow excuses like "drugs" or "laziness"; the answer is nowhere near that simple.) On a related track, I must recommend a couple of books here: Generations, by William Strauss and Neil Howe, and its sequel The Fourth Turning, by the same authors. Go to Wikipedia and type "Strauss-Howe generational theory" in the search box. The authors make a compelling case that this country's history (and by implication the history of all societies) has been a series of cycles, each of four distinct (and recurring) generational types. It makes for fascinating reading, and it might deepen your view of the interplay between the Baby Boomers and neighboring generations. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 14, 2011, 3:07 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 No doubt about it, the 60s and the Baby Boomers were the beginning of America's decline and eventual end. Everything bad we see and know today had its roots back then. My mom's even admitted it. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 29, 2011, 6:53 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 Agree with Robert and Soggy both. Woodstock has gotten an overinflated reputation over the years from nostalgic older adults, many of whom never even attended the event. As I said in my entry about the 1960s, the 60s did bring us civil rights and the space age, both great developments for our country. At the same time, drug abuse, free love and other negative developments took place around this time as well. I look at Woodstock as the turning point of liberalism in America, not the liberalism of our fore fathers, the kind where you fight for radical change, but a liberalism of immoral behavior and laziness. I think the political climate at the time, with the Vietnam war, Martin Luther King Jr and JFK's murder, put together a perfect storm for extreme liberalism to start taking off and actually make inroads into the United States. The sickening thing is some of these people claimed their behavior in honor of JFK, but JFK was about working hard to make change in your country, not sitting on your butt, getting high, having sex with whoever and living off of a government system. This is when the Democratic party was hijacked, this was when political correctness started planting its roots, this was when the definitions of free will and the American Dream were rewritten. I hate both extreme lefties and extreme righties, but I point to Woodstock when extreme lefties finally made their mark in society, which we still see today. More and more I think 9/11 as the event for extreme righties, but being only 10 years, still not sure. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on April 29, 2011, 3:54 pm - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
4 The 60s gave us the space age and Hanna-Barbera cartoons, among other goods things. However, it also brought a lot of bad things as well: communism gaining popularity, drug abuse, and more. Mixed feelings here. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 28, 2011, 9:40 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
5 Lots of good music by the artists. Lots of silly behavior by the participants. Lots of post-event myth-making by fans. Lots of over-the-top condemnation by BTF members. Newsflash, people: The '60s were neither the best of times nor the worst of times. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 27, 2011, 3:25 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
6 Oh, the irony: Hippies were a counter-culture, rebelling against others to follow their own ideas, then wound up being sheep following the ideas of those who rebelled so they could follow their own ideas. The irony gets thicker: then came Woodstock 99, apparently celebrating what the original hippies were rebelling against. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on November 30, 2010, 1:00 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
7 Wow, I'd forgotten I even made a comment on this until lrbloom brought it up again. Thanks! :-) As far as me having to defend my earlier point, Chubby Rain pretty much said it all. I just want to add that 99% of the so-called "hippies" were really just conformist sheep who--then and now--only believed what was "in" at the time and never actually stood for any of it, as evidenced by them later becoming the same greedy elitists they claimed to despise and actually forming our current society where conformity is more pervasive than ever! Which makes the original Woodstock and the reasons behind it a complete sham. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on November 28, 2010, 11:20 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
8 Wasn't that Grunge/Rap Fest 99 or Blowaplooza -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on November 28, 2010, 9:12 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
9 I agree with that on Woodstock 99. Probably one of the worst examples of commercialism and greed taking over something supposedly in the name of history. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on January 2, 2010, 10:26 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
10 I am shocked no one has said anything about Woodstock 99. I can make a whole list of the problems with that concert. First off, they were playing in the middle of July in 108 degree weather with no shade. The food and drinks were way over priced (I believe it was $12 for a slice of pizza and $5 dolllars for a bottle of water? Are you freaking kidding me?). Next up, horrible line up. Why the hell would want to have people like Alanis Morisette, James Brown, Jamiorquai, Sugar Ray and Sheryl Crow be playing on the same stage as bands like Limp Bizkit, Korn, Kid Rock, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Rage Against The Machine? It just won't work!. And finally, there weren't enough lavatories for the 200,000 that showed up. So what do you get for a result? Rapes, Fires, fences being broken off, and water pipes being broken off creating mud puddles. Luckily, the promoters learned their lesson and decided not to do Woodstock 2009 after the destruction Woodstock 99 caused. -- Submitted By: (tvfan) on January 2, 2010, 11:34 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
11 MCS- really? Hippies were fighting to avoid responsibility and get high off of mind altering substances. To paint them as some vanguard of a crusade against intolerance defames people like MLK and Ghandhi that actually had to "fight" something. I think you can actually sum up hippies perfectly with the South Park Episode "Die Hippie Die" from season 8 of that show. Lazy Drug Using Parasites that need to be driven off. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on November 15, 2009, 5:48 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
12 While I am not a hippie myself, I can see that they were fighting against certain intolerant people like are on this particular area of the web site. I'm glad I don't know some of you people in real life. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on November 15, 2009, 12:24 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
13 By all means, correct me if I'm wrong. Isn't the song "We didn't the Fire" about this very issue? I.e., that people say the Baby Boomers screwed the world up. However, the song shows that the world was *always* screwed up. I wouldn't be surprised if in another 20-30 years that people end up saying the same thing about the children of Baby Boomers. -- Submitted By: (ExplodingConsole) on September 6, 2009, 1:39 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
14 Hippies represent the ultimate in greed and hypocrisy. Especially as the 1960's generation ahs grown older, their selfishness and lack of accountability, in addition to their liberal attitudes have spilled over to hurt our country. I hate hippies. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on September 5, 2009, 3:48 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
15 DolFan, care to enlighten us as to HOW the current state of America (and the world in general, for that matter) is the fault of hippies? -- Submitted By: (Indigo) on September 5, 2009, 3:38 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
16 And how could I forget Woodstock 2, The Sequel, in '94 or so which turned out to be HEAVILY overcommercialized dreck. At least the first one was spontaneous! -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on August 19, 2009, 6:35 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
17 Pelirojo, it just goes to show how dumb most of the Baby Boomer generation was. These are the same people who couldn't have been brought up any better as a whole, looked around and saw America at it's absolute peak, and decided to ruin it. The reason our nation is in such extreme decay 40 years later is all their fault. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on August 19, 2009, 6:33 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
18 I hope he isn't kidding ):-D -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on August 19, 2009, 6:19 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
19 ...Brewmaster, I so fucking hope you're kidding. -- Submitted By: (Indigo) on August 18, 2009, 6:45 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
20 I've often wondered how many of the attendees' grandparents,etc. had desperately immigrated the US to ESCAPE spending their lives ragged and barefoot in muddy,foul fields (e.g. Ireland, Poland, Russia) and lived to wonder why their descendents SOUGHT to do the same- for fun! Talk about full circle! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 18, 2009, 4:49 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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