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Woodstock Is 50

Well, here we are celebrating the 50-year anniversary of Woodstock.  Wow, man, how groovy is that? Like far out! If you weren’t there digging the scene, man, you would think that it was like the most fab, really out of sight, man, happening ever. At least that is what all the specials and news write-ups are saying, but was it really? I didn’t make that scene man, but I watched it happen all around me so I have a far different perspective than many may have. What really happened at Woodstock? Well a half-million young people trucked on out to upstate New York and overwhelmed the promoters of a rock and roll concert that were only prepared to handle a fraction of that number!  There was not enough food or restrooms and on top of that it rained, but there was plenty of mud, R&R, drugs and “free sex”. Woodstock ushered in R& R concerts all over the western world. I sadly watched many of my schoolmates and friends leave school on Friday as a normal student to attend a co