Think back about …

Woodstock

50 years ago, on August 15-17, 1969, more than 400,000 people gathered at Max Yasgur's farm for the festival known as Woodstock. It is considered the rock festival for the ages, and one of the defining events for the Baby Boom generation. Did you go? Did you wish you had gone? Or did you deliberately stay away? Think back . . . what were your thoughts about Woodstock at the time? What do your kids or grandkids think about Woodstock, if they even know about it? Share your Woodstock stories forward.

Stories on This Week's Writing Prompt

Featured Story

The Best Four Days of Her Life
A Woodstock participant reflects on the experience.

Readers’ Choice

Woodstock, a Movie Best Seen Stoned
Seeing the documentary movie version the summer of 1970 shaped my Woodstock experience.
That other photograph
Woodstock Sally and friends
Sally’s authentic Woodstock photos and more
Woodstock, the original, and re-created
Back to the Garden
by
"We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon."
Ticket to Ride
by
It is the fiftieth anniversary of Woodstock, and for the past week there have been Woodstock stories everywhere I look. Every [...]
Dance to the Music
I heard about Woodstock after it happened. It took place during the last weekend of my last summer at the National Music [...]

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Think back about …

Woodstock

50 years ago, on August 15-17, 1969, more than 400,000 people gathered at Max Yasgur's farm for the festival known as Woodstock. It is considered the rock festival for the ages, and one of the defining events for the Baby Boom generation. Did you go? Did you wish you had gone? Or did you deliberately stay away? Think back . . . what were your thoughts about Woodstock at the time? What do your kids or grandkids think about Woodstock, if they even know about it? Share your Woodstock stories forward.

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