Woodstock Photo Gallery (40th Anniversary)
Woodstock 40th Anniversary happens this weekend, August 15, 16, 17. Do I really have to go into the significance of Woodstock for the readers of Rock n’ Roll View? I don’t think so.
I will say this: The 70’s had the Watkins Glen Festival. The 80’s had the Us Festival. The 90’s had Lollapalooza. The 00’s have Bonnaroo. (I’m sure someone could argue those. Live Aid was cool, but was it a Festival?) None of those even came close to Woodstock. I’m not talking about just numbers here, even though, Woodstock had a half a million people show up. Woodstock was so much more than that. While it was important to rock n’ roll, it was much more important than even that. It was a manifestation of the counter culture. It is something that is now ingrained in our culture.
We should look to Woodstock for its ideals, not just the music. Forget about the drugs. Forget about the acid rock. Remember, Woodstock was about tolerance and individuality. The music wasn’t too bad either.
Here are some photos to remind you of those times and a moment in time that will forever be immortalized.