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Streets of woodstock

By proz
Joanie and I venture to Woodstock several time in the course of a year. Usually it yields some geat people pictures. This 1st trip of the 2008 season was very quiet in town. We grabbed two people shots as I was drviing out of town and that was all. We will be going back in a few weeks though.

For you history buffs here is some background info on the festival that was called Woodstock, though it was not held in Woodstock.

The Summer of 1969
This was the place to be that summer.....
Bethel, New York..... August 15, 16, & 17..... 1969

More than 450,000 people attended the festival. in that time, minds were open, drugs were all but legal and love was "free". The music began Friday afternoon August 15 and continued until mid-morning Monday August 18.

The festival caused one of the worst traffic jams in history, it actually closed the New York State Thruway.

Woodstock attracted diverse groups of people, some even interested in the music.
There were 2 deaths.............There were 2 births

Although there were more than a few drug busts, there were no reports of burglary or violent crime in the surrounding communities.

On the positive side, 500,000 young citizens were virtually left on their own and discovered the words Sharing, Helping, Consideration, and Respect to be very powerful.

For details on how this all came to be, here is a very informative link. [link=][/link]

Someday I'll figure out how to make that a live link. Thanks out to MrWB for the lesson appreciated very much.

Tags: Photo journalism Music General How Through That You Do Get Brush Arts Crafts Mess Hippies Woodstock Drigs More hippies Freakin way more hippies

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User_Removed 13 78 1 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2008 1:44PM
I remember my Older brother going on about it .. HEHE.. Lol.. Thats the same time my parents bought our first sony colour TV to watch the moon landings in BW.. Lol
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2201 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2008 2:03PM
I remember it well, and people still talk about it today. This is a very colourful and nostalgic image about the fair....was it THAT long ago?
Brilane 14 5 12 Wales
20 Apr 2008 2:04PM
A good narrative to an interesting shot.
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
20 Apr 2008 2:04PM
Fascinating picture and story
proz 16 205 United States
20 Apr 2008 2:11PM

Quote:....was it THAT long ago?

Hard to believe it was eh. I was 12 at the time and wanted to so badly, begged my older sister to take me. lol that fell on deaf ears.
Scaramanga 13 60 6 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2008 2:15PM
Wish I'd been there. Great shot.
dawnmichelle 13 12 United States
20 Apr 2008 2:34PM
wonderful capture Proz
riprap007 16 1.6k 37 England
20 Apr 2008 2:36PM
good to see the event being commenorated still on the streets; I loved going to 70's festivals, too young for any earlier ones, always educational, and yes, sometimes the music was good too Smile
woolybill1 Plus
14 36 76 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2008 2:47PM
Oh dear, it all passed me by - only into Bach and Beethoven in '69. Have now progressed as far as Monteverdi Smile

Good, colourful shot; love the frame!

P.M. to follow
20 Apr 2008 2:54PM
Great capture Proz, well done.

Bob_V 13 1 2 United States
20 Apr 2008 3:09PM
Superb capture and a great story Proz.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
20 Apr 2008 3:13PM
I do remember the mess--

Great grab image!

ChristineL 16 39 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2008 3:43PM
My era, though I didn't get to go there, it was all everyone was talking about and we shared the mood,
Silverzone 13 2 England
20 Apr 2008 3:59PM
Interesting shot and info. Sylvia
pascalg Plus
13 37 1 France
20 Apr 2008 4:27PM
can feel the spirit of those times, esp. with colours & "peace & love" signs...
absolutely love your frame !
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2375 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2008 4:31PM
Nearly 40 years ago, that's terrifying...
Love the laid-back cheerfulness of this, the well-tended chaos. And the frame, which is a work of art.
imander 13 388 7 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2008 4:34PM
did you manage to see Charlie brown and snoopy????
looks a great place to visit, very funky far out man border
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
20 Apr 2008 4:38PM
It was long ago when it was easy living for a short period

luxaeternam 13 21 1
20 Apr 2008 4:39PM
In 1969 I was in Woodley, Stockport - which sounds a bit like Woodstock, but I don't think there was the same sort of thing going on there at the time...
Smile Lucy
20 Apr 2008 5:01PM
God, that takes me back.. Sheila
SueEley 14 279 96 Wales
20 Apr 2008 5:04PM
I nearly got to the Isle of White - and I did see David Bowie live, and ....... Thanks for the memories!
Rylands 13 1 2 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2008 5:10PM
Brilliant image Proz
mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
20 Apr 2008 5:44PM
I believe it was held on land owned by a farmer named Max Yeager!! Tremendous acts and music at the time.An unforgettable finale with Jimi Hendrix closing the show ,with a solo performance of The Star Spangled Banner,on the electric guitar.It was truly ELECTRIC!!Good memories Proz.
rangerpaul 13 19 7 England
20 Apr 2008 5:50PM
Great picture and some fascinating words.
csr 13 3 England
20 Apr 2008 6:09PM
Superb capture and a great story Proz spot on
GrahamBaines 13 39 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2008 6:11PM
I guess Woodstock is something that will never die, it was a very special concert. Nice image.

proz 16 205 United States
20 Apr 2008 6:15PM

Quote:I believe it was held on land owned by a farmer named Max Yeager!! Tremendous acts and music at the time.Mick.

Very close Mick he was Max Yasgur, a farmer and obviously a man before his time. A song called "For Yasgurs Farm" was performed and written by the band Mountain and titled in Max's honor.

As an added point of interest Leslie West's guitar solo from that perfomance is long regarded as one of the top live guitar solos off all time.
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
20 Apr 2008 6:26PM
Wonderfully evocative shot, beautifully manipulated.
GaryBooth 13 34 England
20 Apr 2008 6:33PM
Great shot. would like to visit one day

20 Apr 2008 6:48PM
Great memories
Richsr 13 91 223 England
20 Apr 2008 7:39PM
Nice story and Picture Proz.
Regards Richard.
20 Apr 2008 7:43PM

John Smile
gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
20 Apr 2008 8:00PM
Nice story lovely image. - gary
akw 13 341 3 England
20 Apr 2008 8:23PM
Remember watching the film
digiray63 13 4 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2008 11:00PM
Great trip down the old memory lane.
imagio 14 12 1 England
21 Apr 2008 7:31AM
Yeah woodstock was/is legendary Proz

bekx 13 2 England
21 Apr 2008 9:17AM
Great colours!!

microchip 13 1 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 4:20PM
Great write up great shot great colours,Like it.

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