Woodstock Festival: Where did the peace and love go?

Dead soon.

Dead soon.

Forty-seven years on, Mick Brown reveals how the hippie dream peddled by the Woodstock Festival was doomed to fail.

It is perhaps ironic that the artist who, for many, most defines the Woodstock Festival was not actually there. Like a lot of people who should have been performing, who one fancifully imagines were performing – a list that includes Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Love and the Doors – Joni Mitchell was otherwise engaged.

  • Justin St.Denis

    My eldest brother actually went to Woodstock and came back alive – with a bad case of crabs, a sinus infection, and a piece of licorice that had been sold to him as hashish. He said the sound (audio) was horrible and he barely slept for three days. It took me years to get him to go to a concert with me. Finally, he relented and we saw Dire Straits together in the early 1980s. 😉

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I have always wanted to go to the Glastonbury music festival.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Today’s version of that are Lollapalooza, Coachella and Bonnaroo replete with RFID bracelets, a vast mechanized infrastructure and helipads for celebrities to easily get in and out.