Results for - Peace, Love & Music: Woodstock 50 Years Later

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This month, Woodstock celebrated its 50 year anniversary, as it was August 1969, that the multi day festival took place. It was a pivotal event in music history, as the audience of more than 400,000 people attended to hear 32 acts. Were you at the festival, and if not, do you wish you could have attended?

1. This month, Woodstock celebrated its 50 year anniversary, as it was August 1969, that the multi day festival took place. It was a pivotal event in music history, as the audience of more than 400,000 people attended to hear 32 acts. Were you at the festival, and if not, do you wish you could have attended?

I was not there, and wish I could have attended
23%
515 votes
I was not there, and do not wish I was there
34%
738 votes
I was there
3%
61 votes
Too young to have attended
40%
886 votes

2. The festival was of course, all about the music, as the best of the best, plus a few "unknown" artists, entertained the crowd. Which of the acts that appeared did you like?

Jimi Hendrix
31%
680 votes
Creedence Clearwater Revival
37%
813 votes
Richie Havens
10%
213 votes
Arlo Guthrie
15%
339 votes
Joan Baez
18%
394 votes
Santana
30%
661 votes
Grateful Dead
18%
390 votes
Janis Joplin
29%
641 votes
The Who
29%
641 votes
Sly & the Family Stone
19%
407 votes
Jefferson Airplane
29%
633 votes
Joe Cocker
23%
502 votes
Blood, Sweat and Tears
22%
476 votes
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
32%
704 votes
Ten Years After
8%
165 votes
The Band
13%
276 votes
Country Joe McDonald
7%
163 votes
All of them
12%
269 votes
None
30%
666 votes
Although hyped as a peace festival for the hippie generation, it was not that peaceful. Organizers were not adequately prepared for the massive influx of people, which resulted in traffic jams, poor sanitation and a lack of food. The massive concert didn't come off without a hitch: last-minute venue changes, bad weather and the hordes of attendees caused major headaches. Still, despite — or maybe because of — a lot of sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll and rain, Woodstock was a peaceful celebration and earned its place in pop culture history. I was a bit too young to think about going, but my cousin, who was 19, was there. A year later, at only 14, I attended my first music festival, called Man Pop, in Winnipeg, where I saw Led Zeppelin, The Youngbloods, The Ides of March, Iron Butterfly, Chilliwack, among others. Do you remember your first music concert?

3. Although hyped as a peace festival for the hippie generation, it was not that peaceful. Organizers were not adequately prepared for the massive influx of people, which resulted in traffic jams, poor sanitation and a lack of food. The massive concert didn't come off without a hitch: last-minute venue changes, bad weather and the hordes of attendees caused major headaches. Still, despite — or maybe because of — a lot of sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll and rain, Woodstock was a peaceful celebration and earned its place in pop culture history. I was a bit too young to think about going, but my cousin, who was 19, was there. A year later, at only 14, I attended my first music festival, called Man Pop, in Winnipeg, where I saw Led Zeppelin, The Youngbloods, The Ides of March, Iron Butterfly, Chilliwack, among others. Do you remember your first music concert?

Yes
53%
1,173 votes
No
20%
447 votes
Have not attended any concerts
26%
580 votes

4. And the love part of Woodstock has for some, proven to be one of the best parts of the festival, especially for one couple -- Judy and Jerry Griffin met while attending Woodstock in 1969 when they were just 22 years old. For decades, Judy and Jerry have told people their love story, but they never had any photos of their time at Woodstock together. That is, until this summer. when they were watching the new PBS documentary Woodstock: Three Days that Defined a Generation and they saw footage of themselves. Of course, the most famous couple at Woodstock has to be Nick and Bobbi Ercoline, who were just another young couple camped out at the Woodstock festival. When a photographer snapped their picture early on that Sunday morning as they stood hugging each other while wrapped in a blanket, they unwittingly became part of pop culture history, ending up on the Woodstock festival album cover. (Seen in the photo of the first question above). They are still together, living close to where the festival was held. Have you heard any other Woodstock "Love Stories"?

No
59%
1,305 votes
Just these two stories
17%
370 votes
Yes
7%
152 votes
Too young to really know much about Woodstock
17%
373 votes
08/29/2019 Music 2232 47 By: Harriet56

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