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  • The Manson Family’s Youngest Member Tells All: ‘If He Could Kill Strangers, He Could Kill Me’

    08/18/2019 11:59:06 AM PDT · by OddLane · 15 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 18, 2019 | Tarpley Hitt
    This month marks 50 years since eight black-clad hippies snuck into a series of upscale Los Angeles homes and carried out the nine killings now known as the Manson Family Murders. Between July 25 and Aug. 9, 1969, the followers of cult leader and failed musician Charles Manson murdered pregnant starlet Sharon Tate and her four guests, stabbed a supermarket executive and his dressmaker wife, and gored a Ph.D candidate with a sword. Half a century out, the attacks continue to resurface in pop culture. Last month, Quentin Tarantino reimagined the Manson murders in his ninth feature, Once Upon a...
  • Not Sorry, Boomers: Woodstock Was A Bad Trip

    08/15/2019 9:56:56 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 49 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 15 Aug 2019 | Warren Henry
    For an event described as an Aquarian exposition, its origins were remarkably mercenary. Two men, one a pharmaceutical heir, placed an ad in The New York Times: “Young men with unlimited capital looking for interesting, legitimate investment opportunities and business propositions.” They eventually partnered with a record company executive and the promoter of the relatively small Miami Pop Festival. When plans for a music studio in Woodstock, New York, went awry, the quartet settled on the idea of an art and music festival. Established food vendors wanted nothing to do with Woodstock, so the promoters hired an inexperienced group called...
  • This Is Why Woodstock 50 Was Just Canceled

    08/13/2019 8:00:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    Of the rock festivals of the sixties, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair was by far the most famous. Held on a 600-acre dairy farm near Bethel, N.Y. on August 15–17, 1969, the festival is the iconic representation of the drug-addled culture and sexual revolution that upended American life. This August marks the fiftieth anniversary of the era-defining event. Some have called for celebrating with another concert. The occasion is hardly a cause for celebration—so many of the cultural changes after Woodstock had catastrophic consequences. Most do not know that the concert was a disaster—even from an organizational point of...
  • VIDEO: Woodstock 50 music festival called off

    08/10/2019 11:05:58 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/11/2019 | Greg Gutfeld
    Woodstock 50 music festival called off After trouble with obtaining permits and celebrity cancellations, Woodstock 50 has canceled the festival.
  • Woodstock 50’s Failure Is the New Left’s Success

    08/08/2019 1:30:28 PM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | August 8, 2019 | Nate Hochman
    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.
  • Fifty Years After Woodstock - A Biblical Perspective

    08/04/2019 12:08:51 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 31 replies
    IFB ^ | 8/4/19
    The Fifty-year anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival is at hand and millions are joyfully celebrating this upcoming anniversary! Events were being planned with the top pop musical artist of today for Woodstock 50 in August of 2019, but just of late this event was canceled! In light of this cancelation, promoters are now saying that Americans should reflect and remember the "spirit" of Woodstock which is "peace and love", or is it (1 John 4:1-10)? The original Woodstock Festival took place on August 16, 1969, and its spirit has been promoted, glorified, glamorized, sensationalized and etched into the very...
  • Rock On...Or Not: Woodstock 50 Is Officially Canceled

    08/02/2019 7:55:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/2/2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    Music fans still talk about Woodstock to this day. Hundreds of thousands of people flocked to a dairy farm in Bethel, New York in the summer of 1969 to see the likes of Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, and CCR grace the stage for the world's most iconic rock concert. They'll be talking about Woodstock 50 too - but for a much different reason. Just about everything went wrong for the organizers behind the Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival, and it's now curtains closed. First, there was some trouble with the production company (which changed hands a few times.) Then the...
  • Troubled Woodstock 50 festival moves to Maryland

    07/25/2019 8:11:22 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 51 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 25, 2019 | 9:02pm | Tamar Lapin
    <p>Organizers have shipped the beleaguered Woodstock 50 concert to Columbia, Maryland — more than 250 miles away from where the original 1969 music festival took place, Bloomberg reported Thursday.</p> <p>The move comes after officials in upstate New York refused to approve a permit for the 50th anniversary concert and one of the main financiers backed out.</p>
  • The Who - Abbie Hoffman incident - Woodstock 1969 (pummeling of a hippie

    07/20/2018 7:30:52 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 91 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 12, 2008 | easyrider1991
    In the seconds immediately after The Who concluded "Pinball Wizard", from Tommy, Hoffman, who had ingested LSD after working the past few hours at the medical tent, abruptly walked onto the stage and began addressing the crowd from Pete Townshend's microphone. He shouted, "I think this is a pile of sh**! ... While John Sinclair rots in prison ..." Alerted to the disturbance, Townshend (who apparently had been too distracted to notice Hoffman ambling onto the platform), snarled at Hoffman, "F*** off! F*** off my f***ing stage!" He then struck Hoffman with his guitar (which you can hear in the...
  • Woodstock voters to take action on global warming

    01/31/2019 10:48:28 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    The Vermont Standard ^ | January 31, 2019
    Global warming is now real. Woodstock voters will decide on Town Meeting Day to tell the state to take action. One of the articles on the Town Meeting warning is a non-binding resolution asking the state of Vermont to take greater action in curbing the threat of global warming. The Select Board approved the Town Meeting warrant on Jan. 15. The article identifies extreme and erratic temperatures, severe storms, a rise in tick-borne diseases, and threats to farmers and maple sugar makers is a result of global warming. It acknowledges the state’s comprehensive energy plan but also claims the state...
  • Woodstock 50’s Last Stand: 6 Key Things We Learned From New Court Papers

    05/15/2019 3:46:32 AM PDT · by Mr_Moonlight · 17 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | May 10 2019 | David Browne & Kory Grow
    The organizers’ war against former investor Dentsu is going to court next week in a last-ditch effort to save the beleaguered festival. >snip< Less than two weeks after investor Dentsu Aegis announced it was pulling the plug on Woodstock 50, the festival’s organizers fired back at the company on Wednesday through the courts. In a filing with the Supreme Court of New York, Michael Lang, the original festival’s co-founder, and other organizers requested an injunction that would, among other things, force Dentsu to hand over $17.8 million in disputed funds and continue work on the festival. A hearing on the...
  • Trump Rallies The Modern Woodstock

    05/04/2019 10:05:36 AM PDT · by blam · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-4-2019 | Charlie Kirk
    Earlier this week we learned that the planned 50th anniversary revival of Woodstock had its investor funding withdrawn. There were concerns that the celebration simply would not be able to meet the high bar set back in 1969 by arguably the greatest music event of all time. Sometimes something is just so special it cannot be replicated. I have some appreciation for that after this past Saturday, when I had the opportunity to attend a rally held by President Trump in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The difference between our Rockstar President and Woodstock planners is that what they couldn’t pull off...
  • Woodstock Organizers Cancel 50th Anniversary Festival

    04/29/2019 11:29:45 AM PDT · by McGruff · 103 replies
    Billboard ^ | April 29, 2019 | Dave Brooks
    Woodstock 50 has been cancelled. Earlier today officials with Dentsu Aegis Network, which is funding the festival, released the following statement to Billboard: “It’s a dream for agencies to work with iconic brands and to be associated with meaningful movements. We have a strong history of producing experiences that bring people together around common interests and causes which is why we chose to be a part of the Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival. But despite our tremendous investment of time, effort and commitment, we don’t believe the production of the festival can be executed as an event worthy of the Woodstock...
  • A new Woodstock will happen 50 years later. So, who can still perform? And who should?

    12/30/2018 12:06:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 148 replies
    miami herald ^ | DECEMBER 29, 2018 | By Howard Cohen
    Soon it will be 50 years since Woodstock. Not sure what surprises more: the fact that seminal cultural event is coming up on a half-century or that some of its featured acts are still touring. Wasn’t rock ‘n’ roll a youth movement? Didn’t The Who’s Pete Townshend write the immortal line “Hope I die before I get old?” and sing it at Woodstock? Answers: Yes but not anymore. And yes Pete did, indeed, sing that line from “My Generation” on the third and last day of Woodstock on Aug. 17, 1969. This week, The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts...
  • Woodstock 50th anniversary concert site, dates confirmed for 2019

    12/30/2018 10:24:23 AM PST · by Baynative · 156 replies
    Syracuse ^ | 12/28/18 | Geoff Herbert
    It’s official: A Woodstock 50th anniversary concert is coming to the original site of the 1969 music festival in Upstate New York next year. The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts confirmed Thursday that it will host a three-day event on August 16-18, 2019, titled “Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival.” The “pan-generational music, culture, and community event” will celebrate the golden anniversary of the original Woodstock concert with a series of concerts, “TED-style talks,” and a “We Are Golden” history exhibit at the Museum at Bethel Woods. "Fifty years ago, people gathered peacefully on our site inspired to change...
  • Commencement Season and the Carcass of Woodstock

    06/03/2018 10:21:22 AM PDT · by huckfillary · 14 replies
    The Artful Dilettante ^ | June 3, 2018 | Artful Dilettante
    Once again, we're into the college commencement season. And once again, conservatives and libertarians have been kicked to the curb. Even if some balsy college president or board announced the selection of one of the persons below, the campus would be quickly engulfed in flames, its administrators subject to public mockery and humiliation, followed by summary termination. These are the children and grandchildren of those who went to Woodstock and never came home. Our nation is the very carcass of Woodstock on which we now feast. Below is a list of conservative/libertarian speakers of which any university should be proud...
  • 'The Summer of Love' Fifty Years Later: What Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll Gave Us

    08/05/2017 9:02:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 142 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/04/2017 | Mark Hendrickson, Center for Vision and Values, Grove City College
    For the baby-boomer generation (or at least the counterculture segment within it) the summer of 1967 became known as The Summer of Love.Actually, most of us boomers never experienced it. Certainly, 1967 wasn't a blissful, carefree summer of love for the hundreds of thousands of Americans serving in Vietnam.It didn't feel much like love in my hometown of Detroit either. Fifty years ago this week, on July 23, 1967 (a Sunday, as it is this year), deadly riots erupted in the Motor City. They lasted through Friday, July 28, when, with help from the National Guard (including Detroit Tigers' second...
  • Woodstock Photos From 1969, History Books Won’t Show You

    06/18/2017 8:25:45 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 138 replies
    Greeningz ^ | January 2, 2017 | Samantha Burd,
    On August 15, 1969 more than 400,000 people flocked to a dairy farm in Bethel, New York, for “3 days of music and peace.” Woodstock became a cultural icon representing the spirit of many of the young generation at the time. Check out some pictures from the event to see how crazy it actually was! Peace Out Wallkill, Hello Bethel Woodstock was originally supposed to take place in Wallkill, Orange County, New York. However, the town board quickly passed a bill stating you must have permit in order to host any event over 5,000. A permit was applied for but...
  • Thousands Stranded Overnight in Music Festival 'From Hell' with 'Overflowing Toilets', Claims ....

    09/29/2015 10:34:12 AM PDT · by Cecily · 20 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 28, 2015 | Khaleda Rahman
    Thousands of festival-goers were left stranded at TomorrowWorld and forced to sleep on top of cars and on wet and muddy grass. Organizers of the event offered refunds for Sunday’s ticketholders as the bad weather made the last day of the three-day electronic dance music festival inaccessible. But those who tried to leave after Saturday night’s closing set were left waiting in the rain for hours as poor planning led to traffic congestion around the festival site in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. The festival was only accessible to visitors in the DreamVille on-site camping area after heavy rain hampered the event’s...
  • Cruz to sign books at FoxTale (Woodstock, Georgia)

    06/30/2015 9:38:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Cherokee Ledger-News ^ | July 1, 2015 | Jessica Lindley
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz will be at FoxTale Book Shoppe in downtown Woodstock on July 3 to promote his new book “A Time for Truth: Reigniting The Promise To America.”Admission is $30 and includes a first edition copy of the book. The book-signing event begins at 10 a.m., and the store, located at 105 E. Main St., will open to the public after the event concludes. “The event ticket includes you and a guest,” said Ellen Ward, co-owner of FoxTale Book Shoppe. “You will have an opportunity to meet Sen. Ted Cruz and get your book signed.” As the son...