Sunday, June 29, 2008

An era gone forever?

Woodstock is probably the stuff of history books for most people these days. I wasn't at Woodstock, but this period of time runs in my blood. I don't think I've ever seen the passion for life, for involvement in politics, run as deeply since. Maybe part of it was Vietnam, a war driven by the draft, card burnings. Maybe it was women fighting for the rights to their own bodies, the bra burnings, Roe vs Wade. Maybe it was the music...Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin singing Ball &Chain with Big Brother and the Holding Company. Maybe it was the, at the time, scandalous productions of Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Tommy. Anyway, a taste of the people at Woodstock below, sent by a friend.

You've gotta love the hair and clothes in this!


DeadMule said...

Gone like our youth. Love it.

JimK said...

I thing that had to happen,
to break the cast.
Trailing behind a few years,
I'm still glad I did more watching
than doing...the effects still
live on in this world. The forces
are still tusseling it out.
Tricky Dick's buddies became
Neo-Cons, man! Keep the faith babe.

sam of the ten thousand things said...

Great to see this. Thanks for posting it, Pris.

Scot said...

gotta love those three nuns

Anonymous said...

Oh the liberty of it all.

Collin said...

The Woodstock film is an incredible piece of history. I was born the fall after Woodstock, so it's interesting to watch this and know what part of the world was like I was about to slide down the birth canal.

DeadMule said...

I miss my bell-bottoms covered with red, orange, and yellow flowers.

Pris said...

I'm glad you all enjoyed it. And yes, weren't those Nun's something else?? Collin, wish you'd experienced this era. Your parents needed to get busy earlier:-) D.M., the clothes were something else the, wheren't they? The nice part was that fashion among the younger set didn't come from fancy store labels but from their own creativity in putting things together or stitching on those flowers themselves.

Annie Wicking and Loman Austen said...

Though I was to young for Woodstock, being born at the end of the 50's I'm more a child of the 70's I have a Hippy Soul.

Thank you for sharing it with us,

Best wishes

Nick said...

Thanks for this!

brian salchert said...

Didn't go there. Don't think I
could have handled it. Not my
style. But bell bottoms were for
a while. Those were the years
when clothes fit me. Did enjoy
the music though.

Pris said...

Hi Brian
Not everyone into those times was also into drugs if that was your concern. The energy during those times was amazing!

Lisa Allender said...

Loved seeing this. I definitely heard about it, but was a young kid when Woodstock took place. As for nuns, they're "regulars" at Peace rallies I've attended, War protests, and environmental support meetings. Despite the patriarchy of the R.C. Church(or maybe because of it!), there are many very compassionate nuns out there!