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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by omahaaudio, Aug 15, 2019.
Often shown in Woodstock documentaries and shorter clips BUT it's hard to realize how miserable that could be unless you lived it, sticking it out at a rainy outdoor festival for days. You never really dry out until you get home.
I admire their spunk!
In terms of logistics concerning the attendees, it was probably the worst music event in history. The organizers missed completely on predicting attendance numbers so were screwed from the start.
It would have been quite a treat to join in the misery !!!!
I think it only rained on the last day. Could be wrong.
A crowd loves misery
Plus if you look at the artist lineup ?
A lot of groovy crap.
Who, Hendrix, Sha Na Na (because they/the whole concept was so bizarre in ‘69) , Dead , The Band, Sly, CCR ?
Almost everything else?
“Far out” poo
It rains every time I go camping so I'm used to it. I probably would have been prepared. It was, in some ways, a terrible event that has morphed into and iconic piece of nostalgic history. At least bikers didn't kill someone.
Being jacked into a cruise ship, attending endless PTA meetings, being held hostage in a Guitar Center for days, all pale in comparison to being a prisoner at Woodstock. I am truly thankful, that though I may have been crazy, I was never THAT kind of crazy!
the music was fantastic. but thinking of spending 3 days out there in the mud and heat and confusion and etc, etc - I believe I would rather spend 3 days in jail.
edit to add: I went and looked at the photos in the OP: yes, jail would be about 12 times better.
I remember reading a stones biography written way back in the 70s called “everybody’s Lucifer”. It insinuated that the satanic vibe surrounding “sympathy for the devil” was to blame. The poor hell’s angels got a bum rap! Lol
I sure wanted to join that misery, but I was only 12, and my folks said “NO”!
And Hendrix played at 9am on Monday ?
A friend of mine in college went to the 25th anniversary Woodstock in 1994 and it apparently was not much better.
Friend of mine went to 94 and got whacked by flying mud and sod.
boomer hippys giving everyone a taste of what they were about to do to society and the entire country
But they were so enlighten afterwards.
Someone in the comments section of the site has it right:
"6 mos later, the movie was quicker, dryer, came with a roof and optional popcorn. It was also a far greater commercial success, and rockstar in film was born in Martin Scorsese."
I worked at a performance venue for about 16 years. I saw many famous and iconic musical groups, but still had to deal with the moronic (and sometimes dangerous) behaviour of some of the people who attended. When VHS arrived and then DVD I started enjoying these events from my living room.
It stands to reason that it was miserable. I can't imagine enjoying anything for longer than 4 hours. When something drags into "days" it would just devolve into being about something other than music. In this case, I'd guess it was mostly about finding a drink of clean water and then a place to get some sleep in private.
If you mean a musical performance, I agree.
If you mean anything, I disagree