Woodstock 43rd Anniversary ~ Day 4

Sha Na Na

1. Na Na Theme
2. Jakety Jak
3. Teen Angel
4. Jailhouse Rock
5. Wipe Out
6. Who Wrote The Book Of Love
7. Duke Of Earl
8. At The Hop
9. Na Na Theme

 

Jimi Hendrix

Star Bangled Banner/Purple Haze

 

Woodstock Improvisation

 

Villanova Junction

 

1. Message To Love
2. Getting My Heart Back Together Again
3. Spanish Castle Magic
4. Red House
5. Master Mind
6. Here Comes Your Lover Man
7. Foxy Lady
8. Beginning
9. Izabella
10. Gypsy Woman
11. Fire
12. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) / Stepping Stone
13. Star Spangled Banner
14. Purple Haze
15. Woodstock Improvisation / Villanova Junction
16. Hey Joe

 

Jimi wanted to close the show at Woodstock that in reality was supposed to be in the wee morning hours of Sun. night/Mon. morning. But as history goes hit the stage about 9:00AM of Monday when most of the crowd of 500,000 had already split which to me was always the saddest part of the Woodstock story. The audience that had such a ambience of patience and hanging in with all their inconveniences had to get on with life and make their way back home. They deserved to have seen Hendrix and vise-verse.

And he was the absolute main headliner and what should have been the icing on the cake for all who attended. But as it was they had their fill. Yes unbeknown to the to the non-freaks of the day most had to return to their jobs. They left for a weekend concert blast and Monday just wasn’t suppose to be apart of the fun. Though doubt many made their destination on time anyway.

Getting there was a jam, getting out was one as well. So Hendrix played to about what was estimated to be about 50,000 people. Not exactly a minute amount but compared to of how many that attended it was a far cry of the masses. It still concluded the best concert of all time. For all of us boomers it was the only Woodstock.

The bullshit in the following years with some deciding to continue to use the Woodstock name attached to other after year concerts was an absolute insult to its original venue. With their total violence towards each other it was appalling and sickening. In 1969 it was plain and simple as it was billed for what it was…

” Three Days Of Music & Peace ”

The time has been beyond missed along with the artists who have since passed, some so soon after. Their legacy and Woodstock will always live in the minds of those who were here to witness that year and era and how we long for the caring of that day of our fellow human beings that today is taken so much for granted. Maybe one day again…

WOODSTOCK  NATION.

One can only hope…

 

57 minutes of Hendrix – Woodstock

http://vimeo.com/26725690

Hendrix – Google Link – Woodstock – 37 minute video with many others.

 

 

 

 

 

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