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Hippies young and old keep the ‘real Woodstock’ flame alive – MalaysiaCapture

Hippies young and old keep the ‘real Woodstock’ flame alive




People looking at a giant number ’50’ made with a peace sign mowed into the field at the Woodstock Festival Monument at the site of the original Woodstock festival in Bethel, New York, recently. – EPA pic, August 18, 2019.

THE Woodstock name has become more brand than spirit for many hippies, but people spanning the generations continue to seek its aura, looking for more “authentic” ways to pay homage to the spot where it all began.

People like visual artist and activist Christopher Peter Vanderessen shun “commercial” events like those held at Bethel Woods Centre for the Arts, where the grounds that hosted the 1969 Woodstock stage are located and a handful of veteran acts like Santana are playing for the 50th anniversary weekend.


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