Essay On Woodstock

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Woodstock! My name is Sunflower, and I was born at one of the most historical music gatherings in U.S. History, maybe you’ve heard of it, it was called Woodstock. I was one of two children born at the actual festival. I feel lucky that I got such a unique birthplace. True believers still call Woodstock the high point of an era devoted to a goal of peace and love. Cynics say it was a ridiculous end to an era of naiveté. Then there are those who say it was just a seriously great party. It took 6 months to prepare for the big event. Tickets bought three days in advance were $18, the price at the gate was $24. Woodstock began at exactly 5:07 pm on Friday August 15, 1969. Richie Havens began the festival with “Minstel From Gault Q”. My mom and dad were 2 of about 400,000 people that came on to the 600 acre farm of Max Yasgur in Bethel, NY that day. My mom says Yasgur should of offered his farm up for the sake of the cause but in…show more content…
Much of their clothing was self-made in protest of western consumer culture. Bright colors were a favorite along with head scarves, beads, bell-bottoms, sandals, and peasant blouses. The concert goers and people like them were called hippies, tree huggers, freaks, flower child, etc. The “hippies” were looked down upon by some parts of society. All they really wanted was for people to be peaceful and love each other, Woodstock was a way for them to show that. Arnold Skolnick was the man who made the famous Woodstock poster. The poster had a picture of a guitar and a dove. The poster read “3 days of peace and music”. The dove stood for peace and the guitar (of course) stood for music. Arnold Skolnick commented on the turnout of the festival, "Something was tapped, a nerve in this country, and everybody just came”, and it’s true that many did indeed come for the peace and
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