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DanHolohanDanHolohan Posts: 14,667Member, Moderator, Administrator
It began 50 years ago today. My buddies and I talked about going, but we heard it was going to rain so we all figured it wouldn't be much fun.


How about you?
Retired and loving it.


  • Keith MKeith M Posts: 73Member
    I was too young.
  • SeanBeansSeanBeans Posts: 306Member
    I remember watching Woodstock 99’ on pay per view -___-
  • Steve MinnichSteve Minnich Posts: 2,456Member
    I wanted to go but my mom wouldn't let me. I was 9.
    Steve Minnich
    Tell me I can't, and I'll show you I can.
  • DanHolohanDanHolohan Posts: 14,667Member, Moderator, Administrator
    Retired and loving it.
  • DanHolohanDanHolohan Posts: 14,667Member, Moderator, Administrator
    Retired and loving it.
  • HVACNUTHVACNUT Posts: 2,254Member
    I was 2 at the time but man I'm sorry I wasn't old enough.
    Today is the birthday of my eldest,16, and he loves Jimi so even Stephen.
    Howard replayed an interview today from '16 with Neil Young. Good stuff.
  • DanHolohanDanHolohan Posts: 14,667Member, Moderator, Administrator
    Happy birthday to the lad!
    Retired and loving it.
  • JUGHNEJUGHNE Posts: 5,713Member
    On 8-15-69 I received my new draft card with an II-A rating.
    That was mainly on my and many others minds at the time.
    But eventually less than a year later there was a letter from the POTUS that started out with: Greeting: you are hereby ordered for induction into the Armed Forces........etc. And he never even signed it! :'(
    I did avoid the draft by joining the Air Force for 4 years. ;)

    I did later enjoy Woodstock thru the movie and LP cuts.
  • Steve MinnichSteve Minnich Posts: 2,456Member
    Joni Mitchell wrote the song Woodstock but wasn’t actually in attendance. She had a TV appearance the following night and David Geffen didn’t want to risk her missing it.
    Steve Minnich
    Tell me I can't, and I'll show you I can.
  • JUGHNEJUGHNE Posts: 5,713Member
    But she was at the Mermaid Cafe in the village of Matala on the island of Crete. I missed her by a few years but visited the place a few times as it was only a couple hours away from where I ended up as a result of the draft.....39 months on the island. B)
  • MikeL_2MikeL_2 Posts: 183Member
    edited August 16
    I was a little young ( 15 ) for Woodstock, but did make it to the Watkins Glen summer jam in 1973 - it was an amazing experience.
    We sat in 4 lane one way traffic on a 2 lane road on the outskirts of the tiny hamlet of Watkins Glen for 6 hours; we eventually managed to pull our car off into a restaurant parking lot, but others weren't as lucky; many cars, trucks, & tractor trailers were gridlocked for 3 days. We walked 4 or 5 miles to the racetrack where an army of Hells Angel's tore down the perimeter chain link fence; no need for entry tickets.
    We took our place at the rear of the crowd about 50 yards from the stage as darkness fell. At daybreak we woke to a sea of people; we were trapped in the middle.
    I waited 3 hours in line in the blazing sun to fill our 2 gallon water jug at an area where several wells had been drilled. Some enterprising profiteers were selling beer 6 packs for 20 bucks; bread loaves were 5.
    The portajohns were in a line as far as you could see in each direction, each one filled to overflowing; not a fun discovery after an hour wait in line.
    The music was fantastic and loud; I wish I had a camera for pictures of the mass of dancers balanced on top of the portajohns.......

  • Dave Yates (GrandPAH)Dave Yates (GrandPAH) Posts: 280Member
    I passed up several chances to go with friends, but have never regretted not going. They all enjoyed the event, but starved due to no food, getting in and out was a bear, and it was a rain-soaked mud fest. One friend borrowed his (very strict straight-laced) dad's car, which broke down 1/3 of the way there, so he drifted off to the side of the road, got out, and abandoned the car to hitchhike to the festival. His dad damn near killed him! Today it is he who is the conservative straight-laced corporate lawyer - go figure.
  • GWGW Posts: 3,416Member
    edited 12:11AM
    My parents were going to go, I was in diapers, they turned around when they saw the traffic

    Edit, I was almost three, maybe I wasn’t in diapers, don’t recall

    Edit again, I forgot I had a little brother, HE was in diapers
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    [email protected]
  • DanHolohanDanHolohan Posts: 14,667Member, Moderator, Administrator
    edited 12:04AM
    I'm getting ready to be in diapers. Again. ;-)
    Retired and loving it.
  • hot_rodhot_rod Posts: 11,608Member
    Where is Paul Pollets? He has the best Woodstock story
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    The magic is in hydronics, and hydronics is in me
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