Friday, August 14, 2009

Woodstock, 40 Years Later


Forty years ago, swarms of hippies descended upon upstate New York for Woodstock. It's probably safe to say that no one realized that it would become as huge as it was but here we are, four decades later and we're still talking about it. There's a photo exhibit here in New York at the Morris Hotel Gallery with pieces from the "official" photographer of Woodstock. LIFE put up a bunch of great photos, too. One of my favorite galleries is "Woodstock Rockers: Then and Now". It tickles me to see how fat Santana is but it also makes you sad to think about Jimi Hendrix and other musicians who are no longer with us. It's a shame there wasn't enough funding for a 40th anniversary celebration concert.

How are you and your city remembering Woodstock?

1 comment:

  1. You know, I didn't even think about a 40th anniversary concert, but I bet it just wouldn't have been the same. I don't think you could duplicate that kind of kinship and experience all over again. They did build a really cool looking museum on the grounds, though.

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