Thursday, September 03, 2009

Explain Something Else to Me

Was Jesus teh_Christ at Woodstock or something? It's the 40th anniversary of Woodstock, in case you've been living under a rock. It's all I hear about on the news, even NPR. There's a new movie out concerning (and taking place at) Woodstock called, predictably, Taking Woodstock. Talking heads pop onto news screens that reminice, and others talk about how great baby boomers are.

I mean, from what I've read, Woodstock was a very long concert attended by a lot of pot-smoking American hippies who must not have had jobs or responsibilities (I'd love to have that kind of time). The way I hear it, Woodstock singlehandedly brought about World Peace, the Second Coming, and an end to social injustice everywhere.

It did none of those things. It ended, and people went back to their lives.

What's all the damn fuss about?


Timothy Fitzgerald said...

Your post is very intriguing about Woodstock. At the time, I was a 23 year old student at San Jose State. Although I didn't attend Woodstock, it was a turning point in movement politics at the close of the decade.

Timothy Fitzgerald, Author and Historian

Will Baird said...


You need to see the American Experience documentaries, Zach. The one on the Summer of Love made Lyuda just about have a heart attack. She now views all baby boomers as whack jobs.

I've not 'exposed' her to Wood Stock just yet. She's had enough trauma as it is. ;)

Trish said...

To hear my seventh grade history teacher tell it, it was one of those unspeakably awesome things that happened when our parents were our age, and nothing half as awesome happened after we were born. <:(

(I'm just glad we're not having another damn anniversary concert. Probably because the last one was such a debacle.)