Woodstock Candy Posting Page
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Can’t you just feel the history in the air this week? Way back in 1969, music fans from all over gathered on Max Yasgur’s 600 acre dairy farm in the Catskills in the town of Bethel, New York to celebrate peace, love, and music. That’s right... we’re talking about the Woodstock Festival! This is one of our favorite times of the year. During the (sometimes rainy!) festival, thirty two acts performed in front of 500,000 concert-goers. It’s one of the biggest moments that changed the history of rock and roll. So settle in with some nostalgic Woodstock candy, pop in the Woodstock soundtrack, and enjoy this little bit of history.
This is one of our favorite quotes about the festival. You know, we find it hard to believe that some people forget that Creedence Clearwater Revival played Woodstock, too!
“We were ready to rock out and we waited and waited and finally it was our turn ... there were a half million people asleep. These people were out. It was sort of like a painting of a Dante scene, just bodies from hell, all intertwined and asleep, covered with mud.
And this is the moment I will never forget as long as I live: a quarter mile away in the darkness, on the other edge of this bowl, there was some guy flicking his Bic, and in the night I hear, ‘Don’t worry about it John. We’re with you.’ I played the rest of the show for that guy.” –John Fogerty about CCR’s 3am start time at Woodstock.
Enjoy the Woodstock celebration!
by: Woodstock Candy