Woodstock Revisited : 50 Far Out, Groovy, Peace-Loving, Flashback-Inducing Stories from Those Who Were There

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-06-18
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This collection contains fifty stories written by people who attended the original Woodstock Festival in 1969. Since all the books that preceded it have focused on the musicians, promoters, and staff, this book will be the first one that chronicles the audience’s experience in an up close and personal way. This book documents the event itself, but also provides a mesmerizing portrait of America as that tumultuous decade came to a close. It is nostalgic, historical, and a fascinating read that will appeal to all Baby Boomers, their offspring, and anyone who wonders what it was really like—and what became of all those hippies.”

Author Biography

Susan Reynolds (despite her rather conservative exterior) happily joined the throngs of young people congregating at Woodstock-an event that shaped her life and her generation. She went on to become a professional writer and editor for more than twenty-five years, authoring five nonfiction books and editing five others. Ms. Reynolds lives in Boston, MA, and is currently the editor of Adams Media's new Hero series.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Coming Around Againp. 1
Breakfast in Bed for 400,000p. 7
Flashbackwards-and-Forwardsp. 11
The Haze Wasn't Purplep. 17
A Republican Hippie on Max Yasgur's Farmp. 21
Nothing Venturedp. 26
A Day in the Countryp. 29
High Flying Birdp. 34
Five Days of Peace & Musicp. 39
A Neurotic Child of Godp. 43
The Searchp. 48
To Be French and Born Again in Americap. 51
How I Spent My Summer Vacationp. 56
Grooving on the Weekendsp. 61
By the Time They Got to Woodstock, I Was Already Therep. 66
The Wheels on the Busp. 71
Peace and Music in Wartimep. 75
I Had to Gop. 80
Bob Dylan: AWOL or MIA?p. 84
I Still Remember Himp. 87
The Least Interesting Woodstock Story (With the Oddest Epilogue)p. 91
The First Attempt to Land a Man on Earthp. 95
My Dad Made Me Do Itp. 99
Sojourn '69p. 104
A Spiritual Journey: Meeting the Woodstock Gurup. 109
Where to Now, Pilgrim?p. 114
Finding My Way Homep. 118
Lost Innocencep. 122
One Flakey Chick at Yasgur's Farmp. 126
Ribbon of Humanityp. 130
I'm in the Movie, Manp. 133
With the Film Crewp. 138
August Is My Summer of '69p. 141
The Top of the Psychedelic Food Chainp. 146
Opposite Polesp. 149
The Little Car That Couldp. 153
When I Was Fifteen...p. 157
The Yin Yang of the Summer of '69p. 161
Peace, Manp. 165
One Way or Anotherp. 168
Music, Dope, and Good Timesp. 173
The Fences Are Downp. 177
Skipping the Light Fandangop. 180
The Road That Was Takenp. 185
Nice Jewish Camp Goes to Folk Festivalp. 189
From Chicago to Woodstockp. 193
Riding the Crest of the Wavep. 198
Seeking Wholenessp. 202
Last Minute Hookupp. 207
The Axis of Boomer Wisdomp. 212
Woodstock Glossaryp. 217
Woodstock Performersp. 227
Woodstock Statsp. 231
Indexp. 235
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