EmbryonicRabbit68 wrote:Well, I never said Woodstock wasn't a symbol of the sixties, I said I don't think Woodstock meant the end or beginning of the counter culture and hippie movement. A lot of people have said they think it was the end of the hippie movement, and I've even heard some people say it was the beginning of it. It is indeed a symbol of the 60s, I just don't think it was something that meant the end or beginning of anything. It was just in it's time and place, where some consider it the end of the hippie movement. But that may have been because nothing that big ever topped it at that time, but yet people forget the Isle of Wight 1970! The attendance records there were between 600,000 and 700,000, possibly 800,000, and it had some of the same acts from Woodstock. I didn't mean to diminish Woodstock's role as a symbol of the 60s, I just don't think it was the end, and I'm really sorry if I offended you Babson, I intended no offense at all.
Interesting! So while haight/Ash was the beginning of the counter-culture spread in the US, Woodstock was the beginning of the counter-culture spread across Europe? Back then it was not such a small world, and world communication was lacking. My opinion is that it was not completely about the Music, but more about the Vietnam Police action. As in all puppet Government wars, The US seemed to have by far the most troops over there. The Music was a reason, to get together, and show you were opposed to the war (So it could include the multitudes of us that did not partake in the marching and carrying of signs). To ignore this connection, I think, is to loose your understanding of the time, the events, and the driving forces behind the counter-culture.