• Max Yasgur's Farm - August 16, 1969
    Woodstock Music and Art Fair - also: Canned Heat; Creedence Clearwater Revival; Keef Hartley Band; Janis Joplin; Jefferson Airplane; Mountain; Quill; Santana; The Who

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Woodstock Music and Art Fair - also: Canned Heat; Creedence Clearwater Revival; Keef Hartley Band; Janis Joplin; Jefferson Airplane; Mountain; Quill; Santana; The Who
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As you already know, This was a fantastic weekend. My Mom grounded me for a week after I got back home to the Bronx. I was 16 yrs. young. I remember waking up to Jimmy Hendrix guitar shacking the ground with the Star Spangle Banner. The DEADS set was really great.
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My memories of Woodstock include: Parking the car just off the highway many miles away and catching a ride on a big (water?) truck that took us almost to the gate. Wondering what we were going to do without a ticket, only to watch it become a free concert after awhile. Sharing all our food and drinks the first day. Waking up to Grace Slick saying '"Good morning people!" Getting rained on and watching the dead almost get electrocuted. Sliding in the mud in an improvised 'slip-n-slide' Swimming in the pond. Lots of great music and great people. Together, more or less in line Tom Clark
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Although they got off to a rough start, there is some good stuff within the GD set. I really like the DARK STAR. It has some great stinging leads from Jerry and swirling organ psychedelics from TC. LOVELIGHT is 30 minutes of energy and power!! No, that's not Ken Babbs ranting about the "greatest freshwater resevoir in the world" but some younger stoned out freak. The Lovelight finale is terrific and comes to an amazing conclusion... OOOOOOOOW!! LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE GRATEFUL DEAD!!
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Lived about 20 minutes away from the site. (still have the summer house).Dead's set was an eye opener for me. My 1st Dead experience! Lovelight SHINED!!!!!!!! Best memory is of Hendrix playing on Monday morning to a crowd of about 3,000.
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It was 1969 , the war was still goin on ,and I ended up in Hokido Japan doing a 4 year tour with the USASA "(security agency)" when I recieved a letter from my Dead Head friends telling me about this festival that is going to happen in Bethel NY, Woodstock...So being who I am !!!!!!!....somehow scamed a way to get back to the states to make the show....Me and my nikon camera made the trip ...spent 6 days at the festival, took over 100 pictures but never got one of the Dead.....Must have been the attitude ajustments......So now 40 years later...It's time to share the memories..to you who were there ( its a small world you could be in one of theese photos ! and then those of you who wish you were there ....Enjoy...anyway....Love , Peace , Rock N Roll.....The Children Of Morning ..still live
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tj crowley had/have a ticket for only this day. unable to get a ride up from nyc ride cancelled...possibly only person that admits NOT being at woodstock
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Primus, Jason Newstead, and friends!_____________________________________________ Will you come with me? Once in awhile you can get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right!
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I think this show would make a nice Road Trip release someday. For those who love this show, give 'em the WHOLE show, for those who do not think too highly of this show, just highlights, i.e., Dark Star, Lovelight. In my opinion, it's good, but not outstanding.
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This was my second Grateful Dead Show - I thought they were great but we had taken some purple owsley and were flying - there is a whole other story about how we got to Woodstock / our car broke down on the NY Thruway and we split up. My friend Steve and I were hitch hiking and were picked up by some cool dudes from Kansas who sold us a pound of home grown dirt weed for 50 buxNevertheless we did one hit on Friday two on Saturday and I recall that The Dead were the best band there- we must have been plugged in on some cosmic level More to this effect some time in the near future
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This was my second show and i loved it- I think everyone wouldI'm with you- how do we make this happen
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I remember sitting under an overhang at a local warehouse in my home town 10 years to the day of this GREAT event. There were about 5 to 7 of us on any givin night and day. they were replaying the entire show on the radio. Or it seemed that way to me. So we all sat under this over hang hidden from the workers and the world it seemed. We listened to and got high as we could in tribute to the woodstock 3 day event. I do know that i slept out there those nights and had one of heck of a time 10 years to the moment so the radio said. We would send out pairs of us to the local store for our needs at the time and the rest of us would just sit and listen. Having already been to one great show in 79 I was hooked due to other heads in the area with bootlegs and this weekend of flash back. Now its what 40 years later and I am still hooked. Although in a better state of mind now sober many years I can hear all of it for what its worth. ps I like the one guy above who tells the truth about not getting there due to his ride not making it. thats honesty. after all many would still claim to be somewhere they werre not out of deadication to the band we all love.
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I had tickets and took the greyhound bus up with a friend, about two miles from the site the bus couldn't go 'Furthur', so we got off and walked. It looked like some sort of mad tribal festival, thousands of hippies all 'headed' in the same direction. By the time we got to the site they had just taken the fences down and announced the event would be free. We headed to the Prankster stage where I had some Hog Farmer friends. I wore some white overalls with an American flag painted on them and a cowboy hat. I didn't sleep for three days, keeping going on adrenaline and a lot of good weed/hash and taking shelter from the rain in one of the buses. Did not eat the brown acid. Made the pilgrimage through the muddy forest (the Groovy Way) to the main stage to see the Dead, it was raining and maybe lightening, I was way far away but it was amazing, all these heads. Saw Janis (she was astounding!) Joe Cocker, Alvin Lee, Jefferson Airplane, Santana... though I was pretty busy serving granola to the masses at a Hog Farm food stand. I met a lot of really groovy people, scene at the Prankster stage was crazy and primal with tripping people acting out their visions and people drumming and playing instruments. It was more peaceful and lots of little kids and commune families on our side of the woods, yoga, teepees etc. Got a lift back to NYC with some new friends that were putting on shows with lights/sound/environment, they had just driven from New Mexico where they participated in the Great Bus Race. I was 17 and my parents had been pretty worried, the NY papers were saying it was a disaster but when I got home I was so exhausted I slept for a couple of days. It was a life changing event, seeing all these people together made me realize that the alternative lifestyle was a real possibility. Got on the bus and never looked back.
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I had seen the Dead numerous times in the Bay Area starting in 1967. I was a big fan and wanted my friends in the East to enjoy them, too. I thought their set at Woodstock sucked and my East Coast friends could not figure out why I liked them so much. Years later Phil Lesh wrote in his book about that performance and admitted they sucked that day. I'll defer to Phil Lesh on the rating for that performance.
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