Saturday, August 15, 2009

I Wish I Was There!


40 years ago today was the start of an event down at Max Yasgur's 600 acre farm that will be remembered forever ... and how I wish I had been a part of it!

Woodstock was the place to be - and even though I was only 15 at the time, I was raising myself up, going to school and being happy. Had someone asked me to ride along with them, I'm sure I would have jumped at the chance.

Times were different back then, the atmosphere was filled with friendship and love - not violence and ugliness like it is today. I had a circle of about 20 friends and we were closer than family. I couldn't even drive yet, but oh yeah - I would have considered long and hard a little drive to upstate New York!

The lineup of artists was amazing (although I have to giggle now at the thought of Sha Na Na performing in the midst of this talent)
and still remember those words echoed in the micrphone as the clouds were forming ... "look - behind you ... the weathah"!

4 comments:

UPON A HILL said...

I was too small but did have the album at one time.

Laura said...

I was too little to go ,but that bus looks like something my uncle had haha !PEACE :0)

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...

Cookie,

Boo hoo ! My mommy wouldn't let me go ! And I had a chance to go !

Those were the days, my friend !

Hugs,
Linda

Briar Rabbit Primitives said...

Me too Cookie! I am a Hippie at Heart. I love the music from the Woodstock Era! Just the Best! Hey are you gonna see the Woodstock movie that is coming out soon? Hugs, Starla :)