Friday, August 14, 2009

In Honor of Woodstock: Hanging with the Opening Act

I missed Woodstock by about 8 months - and not as some would expect just because I didn't know it was going on and arrived late. No, it's because I wasn't born for several more months, and thus missed all of the fun. However, it ultimately wasn't a total loss, and in 1995 I had a chance to spend a few minutes with the festival's opening act, Richie Havens, just before he performed at the Rainbow Room in New York City. In short, he was a very nice guy.

This time, instead of being late for the festival, I'm going to actually be early for the anniversary and share this photograph.


4 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

This New Yorker was working for Uncle Sam in southwest Texas during Woodstock. Enjoyed the pic though.. that was one wild event.

Dad said...

Well, let's see now... 1969... What on earth was going on with our family then!! I had no desire to go to Woodstock (not into that "scene")but when I look at the photographs and films from that event, I wonder what would have happened if ol' conservative me had gone! Oh well...

Hey the picture is great. How things change in 14 years *wink wink*

rdl said...

I love Richie Havens. And i missed Woodstock cause i didn't have anyone to go with and my parents probably wouldn't have let me anyway.

rdl said...

was hoping to see a Ted Kennedy post. it's been an emotional day.