Monday, January 9, 2017

Witnessing a Moment in History #OpenBook Blog Hop

There are quite a few events I've lived through even if I wasn't there in person. The assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy and  Martin Luther King, and the attempt on George Bush Sr.'s life. The first landing of men on the moon. The fall of South Vietnam and the rout of the US military. The attacks of 9-11.

But the one event I wish I could have been at? Hands down, Woodstock. The original one.

Why? The music is the big thing. So many talented musicians sharing their hearts and souls to a crowd that reflected the love right back to them. Great songs that live on today.

How about Joe Cocker ?

Or Santana?

How about Joan Baez? And so many others?

But what do I find most attractive about Woodstock? Sure, it was an imperfect event, but for a brief moment, peace and love reigned. People shared food, water and "other things" and helped their neighbor, even when that neighbor was someone they met walking the long road to the concert. Love was in the air in more ways than one.

There have been many attempts, but I don't believe any event has ever matched what happened those four days. I wish I had been there.

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January 9 - If you could witness a moment in history, what would it be and why?
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  1. Oh yes, Woodstock, and the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival too. I was just a little too young.