40 years ago, 32 acts performed over three days and four nights at Max Yasgur’s 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York. A half million concert goers looked on as Joan Baez, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Who, Jimi Hendrix and many others defined a generation. If you were there, wish you had been, or were otherwise marked by those three days in August of 1969, what does Woodstock mean to you?
At Woodstock we learned we were all in the same prison. We succeeded in rattling the cage, but we did not break free. -anonymous text message
Woodstock? It was just a big, drug and mud soaked outdoor rock concert in NY. 40 years ago I was an 11 year old girl from CT who had just moved to a new town in NH and didnt know a soul. I knew about the concert -it was in the news- but I was more concerned about fitting into my new junior high. Did it define my generation? Not at all. It was something for the bored teenagers of the privileged who didn’t have a job that summer. -Lynne, Prior Lake, MN
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