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Woodstock 50ís Failure Is the New Leftís Success
National Review ^ | August 8, 2019 | Nate Hochman

Posted on 08/08/2019 1:30:28 PM PDT by C19fan

The revolution has been canceled, or at least postponed for a while. Apparently, we are told, there were some “unforeseen setbacks.”

That’s the vague explanation provided for the catastrophic failure of Woodstock 50, a doomed attempt at recreating the famous 1969 music festival in upstate New York for its 50th anniversary. Michael Lang, a cofounder of the original Woodstock and the mastermind behind this recent planned reincarnation, endured months of nightmarish organizational impediments — bureaucratic issues, lagging enthusiasm, and the withdrawal of a host of significant investors and performers — before ultimately throwing in the towel earlier this week.

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TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: anniversary; hippies; left; music; progressive; woodstock
Money quote:

Indeed, the collapse of Lang’s vision is not attributable to any one logistical issue, but is rather indicative of the larger corporatization of the ’60s counterculture that Woodstock represented.

Redoing Woodstock makes as much sense as the Soviet nomenklatura trying to reenact the storming of the Winter Palace.

1 posted on 08/08/2019 1:30:28 PM PDT by C19fan
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So they couldn’t find the muddy back 40 of someone’s farm, and set up a stage, and recreate the spirit of the original??? People pulled out, pulled financial support and other support??? What the heck???


2 posted on 08/08/2019 1:32:21 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: C19fan
They must of not been able to find a supplier for the brown acid.
3 posted on 08/08/2019 1:33:05 PM PDT by buckalfa (Earth First ! We Will Strip Mine The Other Planets Later !)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Acts prefer to get paid to show up at Coachella and play for the elites.


4 posted on 08/08/2019 1:35:25 PM PDT by C19fan
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Why would MONEY be an Issue?? They all Support Socialism, Americans have a Right to Entertainment, so much so, it shoulkd be FREE, All COncerts, Shows, Movies, TV Everything Entertainment should be FREE!!!


5 posted on 08/08/2019 1:38:11 PM PDT by eyeamok
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My older brother was at Woodstock 94. Got invites for Woodstock 99 and his bud eventually became one of the US agents for Chemical Bros, and he’s a big fan. Hard to say no but you cant beat 94’ unless you were a the original..

I doubt it’s the logistics’ which is BS. The guys who run Coachella is 2 blocks away from me, and they know how to book talent and run a weekend fest. Judging by the story, it has to be the roster of “talents” which SUCK..


6 posted on 08/08/2019 1:39:46 PM PDT by max americana (Fired libtards from our company & did so happily at every election since 2008. I hope all libs die.)
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To: C19fan

How would people in a “Woodstock 50” audience be able to charge their phones?


7 posted on 08/08/2019 1:43:54 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: C19fan

A lot of hype, adoring press, and a flop in the end.

Just like the Democrat party.


8 posted on 08/08/2019 1:43:54 PM PDT by Fido969 (In!)
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“How would people in a “Woodstock 50” audience be able to charge their phones?”

Solar?


9 posted on 08/08/2019 1:50:26 PM PDT by TexasGator (Z1z)
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To: C19fan

I was 17 in 1969, lived 45 miles from Woodstock but didn’t go. Fast forward to 2016, went to “Desert Trip” on the Coachella grounds. Saw McCartney, Stones, Dylan, The Who, Neil Young, Pink Floyd. They were selling top notch Cabernet. Some things are worth waiting for.


10 posted on 08/08/2019 1:51:21 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: buckalfa

A shortage of VW buses and bugs...


11 posted on 08/08/2019 1:52:56 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: TexasGator

Far out, man!


12 posted on 08/08/2019 1:56:56 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: equaviator

FWIW, I keep a solar phone charger around the house.

About as prepper as I get besides brass, lead and whatever’s in the freezer.


13 posted on 08/08/2019 1:59:20 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs
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To: TexasGator

Don’t bogart that wind, man...


14 posted on 08/08/2019 2:08:35 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan.)
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To: C19fan

Funny how MY generation could pull off the original without e-mail, twitter and facebook (Hell, you even had to have rolls of quarters to make long distance calls)

And THIS generation can’t even come up with a partial carbon copy.

How in the world are they ever going to run a country?


15 posted on 08/08/2019 2:53:01 PM PDT by Oscar in Batangas
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My Hubby and I just visited the concert site last weekend. It was an extremely beautiful area & the little museum is very nicely done, with not too much “political” stuff in there, surprisingly. But I don’t think they can recapture what happened there ... times have changed, people have changed.


16 posted on 08/08/2019 3:01:36 PM PDT by twyn1
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Gosh, I remember Woodstock.

Lots of drugs.

Naked chicks running around.

Loud music.

People going to the bathroom everywhere.

Oh, wait.

That was kindergarten.


17 posted on 08/08/2019 3:05:22 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Unfortunately human waste is not considered safe fertilizer anymore. North Koreans learned that lesson the hard way.


18 posted on 08/08/2019 5:23:15 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: C19fan

What a shame. /s


19 posted on 08/08/2019 6:18:55 PM PDT by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith..)
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