woodstock.11: Media mentions of Woodstock (pere et fils) woodstock.11.0: David Gans (tnf) Mon 8 Aug 94 10:14 Press coverage may be one of the most interesting things about Woodstock, THEN AND NOW! woodstock.11.1: David Gans (tnf) Mon 8 Aug 94 10:15 Here's a New York Times report that someone posted in the media conf: 'What Kind Of Culture Can Produce So Colossal A Mess?' Aug. 18, 1969 EDITORIAL: Nightmare in the Catskills The dreams of marijuana and rock music that drew 300,000 fans and hippies to the Catskills had little more sanity than the impulses that drive the lemmings to march to their deaths in the sea. They ended in a nightmare of mud and stagnation.... What kind of culture is it that can produce so colossal a mess? One youth dead and at least three others in hospitals from overdoses of drugs; another dead from a mishap while sleeping in an open field. The highways for twenty miles around made completely impassable, not only for the maddened youths but for local residents and ordinary travelers. Surely the parents, the teachers and indeed all the adults who helped create the society against which these young people are so feverishly rebelling must bear a share of the responsibility for this outrageous episode. It is hardly credible that pot, acid and other illegal drugs could be freely exchanged and used on the scale reported by reliable witnesses... Last, but by no means least, was the fact that the great bulk of the freakish-looking intruders behaved astonishingly well, considering the disappointments and discomforts they encountered. They showed that there is real good under their fantastic exteriors, if it can just be aroused to some better purpose than the pursuit of LSD. woodstock.11.2: Gail Williams (gail) Mon 8 Aug 94 10:40 Great! And just a friendly tip on how to avoid confusion about material that is not original -- It's easiest for all concerned of we don't post anything here unless the poster can grant permission to release to the Net and republish on a CD-ROM. This will prevent later headaches for all. Pratically speaking, that probably means pulling a few choice quotes to post, and summarizing the rest like a book-report. But if you have permish from the publication, or know how to get it, just say so... that might indeed be the most interesting archive, except for the eye-witness accounts! The piece in last week's SF Chonicle Datebook was interesting, too. woodstock.11.3: editorial comment (green) Tue 9 Aug 94 22:46 Just a piece on NBC dateline about the financial background of WS1 - the gatecrashers worrying the band producers who sais, "No cashier's check, no music." And the local banker woken up in the middle of the night, helicoptered to his bank to get cashier's checks. woodstock.11.4: Virtuality *is* its own Reward (gail) Wed 10 Aug 94 02:32 KRON TV in San Francisco did a piece on how the roots of the musical scene that led to Woodstock led back to the Haight Ashbury five years before. The local paper, meanwhile, did a piece on how Creedence Clearwater Revival (also a Bay Area band) was the first to sign, and led others to agree to the festival in '69... but later refused to give permission for the movie or album, and were left out of that documentation. woodstock.11.5: editorial comment (green) Wed 10 Aug 94 07:08 I wonder why woodstock.11.6: Virtuality *is* its own Reward (gail) Wed 10 Aug 94 09:55 Got into a spat. woodstock.11.7: David Gans (tnf) Wed 10 Aug 94 23:53 ABC News did an hour on Woodstock then and now tonight ("Turning Point"). Roger Daltrey, Carlos Santana, Joe Cocker, production manager John Morris, hippie communard Tom Law (the "breath of fire" guy in the movie), and a motel manager who Got It in a major way during that fateful time (he came out shortly thereafter), and several people who attended the first time. Nice stuff, for the most part. At the end the host read a rather depressing list of facts about Woodstock '94 - all the things that fans will not be allowed to bring in; things they're discouraged from bringing (kids and sandals!!); things that WILL be available (cash machines and callular phones). woodstock.11.8: wayneb (wstock1) Thu 11 Aug 94 09:06 lots of people here are loud and drunk... we are not nice young people... we are not nice to eachother not nice to ourselves...wonder if media types get that or just sitting in trailers drinking jim beam. but thats cool too. so much stuff. so mmuch stuff. not too much organization. except at the fucking pepsi booths. tons of pepsi 2 liter bottles line the field. its gonna be a liquid diet. i guess. love wayne b. shout outs to PHILO F and PETE FIERLINGER in san fran... peace. and shit. woodstock.11.9: otis (nycjag) Thu 11 Aug 94 10:06 thanks, wayne! this is exciting! woodstock.11.10: we (justride) Thu 11 Aug 94 11:22 Pepsi, great. Colored, flavored, carbonated, caffeinated sugar water. woodstock.11.11: gail williams (gail) Thu 11 Aug 94 11:23 b r o w n p e p s i woodstock.11.12: amazin' jt (wstock4) Thu 11 Aug 94 11:39 dudes and dudettes, this has been a rather cool dig so far, camping out here has been a blast, but i have yet to see what will happen when the hordes of people show up tomoprrow (=friday) anyway, let's rock!!!!!! see yer! jt .... ... .. woodstock.11.13: David Gans (tnf) Thu 11 Aug 94 14:35 The reporter on CNN says some people are calling it "Woodstalag" because of all the restrictions. woodstock.11.14: Franklin J. Flocks (fjf) Thu 11 Aug 94 14:40 MTV read a list of what concert goiers are allowed and not allowed to bring. I'd appreciate it if someone would post it here. woodstock.11.15: gimme an "F"! (reva) Thu 11 Aug 94 14:57 I'd be interested in seeing that, too. woodstock.11.16: Mad Hatter (airman) Thu 11 Aug 94 16:18 So far we have the following nom de fumes for Woodstock: Woodstock 2 Woodstock and bonds Woodstalog Any more? woodstock.11.17: Much 2 young for Woodstock 1 (isaac) Thu 11 Aug 94 16:29 Woodschlock was once. woodstock.11.18: Texas Chainsaw Jazz and Blues (cooljazz) Thu 11 Aug 94 16:31 WEIRDSTOCK woodstock.11.19: The Next Generation (mglito) Thu 11 Aug 94 16:35 Re: 18 -- :-) One that I've heard in other confs on the Well is GREEDSTOCK-- bound to be unpopular with concert promoters no doubt... woodstock.11.20: Mike Spencer (renser) Thu 11 Aug 94 16:53 I saw Mickey Hart on one of the morning shows this AM saying that although this will be nothing like the original, something big will come out of this adventure, but what that is remains to be seen..it was pretty interesting Also SHOWTIME is supposed to be playing unreleased footage of Woodstock Does anyone know if this is just the material that was added to the rereleased Woodstock movie, or will footage of The Band and the Grateful Dead be shown? Have fun everyone8-) !!!!!!!!!! woodstock.11.21: Texas Chainsaw Jazz and Blues (cooljazz) Thu 11 Aug 94 17:46 The really interesting unreleased tape is Credence Clearwater. woodstock.11.22: Neil (wstock5) Thu 11 Aug 94 18:15 So exciting to see the high energy of people entering the festival grounds. of excitement and enthusiasm. Philip Medias idea of the future is cold and destructive. Very sad view of the future, I think that they think they are doing something positive. That's the saddest of all. . woodstock.11.23: naga bobby (bobby) Thu 11 Aug 94 18:17 I spent Saturday night at Woodstock 69 sitting atop a car on the road that ran between back of the stage and the performer area. I was loaded on the brown and the green and feeling good. Credence was up on the stage playing and I watched the traffic.... some old bowery bum directing traffic including trucks and cars and lotsa people... some guy in drag dancing exclaiming how far out it all was Janis Joplin came on next, followed by the Who. woodstock.11.24: rootstock notion (alden) Thu 11 Aug 94 22:19 I'd name it Woodstock ][. woodstock.11.25: otis (nycjag) Fri 12 Aug 94 06:30 woodstalag i have seen woodstock.11.26: Rob Diamond (diamond) Fri 12 Aug 94 06:57 According to this morning's weather report, It looks like Saugerties will be pretty wet this weekend. Still, I wish I was there. CNN reported last night a rumor that tickets are being given away free to fill up the fields for the PPV broadcast. They also had a quick interview with someone who "jumped a single fence" and was in. woodstock.11.27: Catphish John (catphish) Fri 12 Aug 94 07:08 On CBS This Morning, it was reported that a # of people casually snuck in (those who had tickets). woodstock.11.28: we (justride) Fri 12 Aug 94 08:14 NYT article said six hour wait for shuttle buses last night due to wristbands not having arrived at the lots or something like that. Also said that plenty of folks hadn't been searched for alcohol or drugs, and people were smoking openly. So promoters will lose money on the live event, PPV will help them break even, and then they'll make some $ on the CD's and videotapes. woodstock.11.29: Self-propelled short circuit (kootz) Fri 12 Aug 94 08:29 So, if we're currently sitting on our asses in boston, sans tickets, wondering if we should even attempt to go, should we make the trek, or are we guaranteed to get stuck in traffic miles away? Oh, and Pepsistock is another designation I've heard wanging around the net. woodstock.11.30: editorial comment (green) Fri 12 Aug 94 09:44 there *are* creative things to be found to be done in tents during rain storms. BRING PLENTY OF CONDOMS (though I heard they're selling woodstock94 brand condoms!). woodstock.11.31: gimme an "F"! (reva) Fri 12 Aug 94 09:58 Free Woodstock II! It's a concept. woodstock.11.32: dfriend/life (wstock4) Fri 12 Aug 94 10:32 I'm here at woodstock , covering the festival for LIFE magazine and also creating a video that will be shown at the site. I just wanted to respond to the earlier comments about the cynicism and quote collosal mess endquote of the whole shebang. In fact, VIRTUALLY EVERYONE is having a great time. despite the fear of rain and the crowds, the buzz is extremely positive. I don't think I ever remember a full day inNew York, in my experience, where every face I pass seems bright-eyed and their moods more "up" collectively. anyone out there close to the site? C'mon down! woodstock.11.33: Here via there. (barbe) Fri 12 Aug 94 10:58 Aieee, sounds lovely,
! Especially from here - Manhattan's Upper WEstside. (logging in via the WELL in Sausalito). woodstock.11.34: otis (nycjag) Fri 12 Aug 94 11:48 dfriend, do you live in new york? do you remember how blissed out everyone when the rangers won the stanlye cup. I *never* thought I'd see the love-in i witnessed at the garden. in fact, someone in my section at the garden after the rangers won, said he went to woodstock and people were not kissing and hugging each nearly as much at woodstock as they were after the rangers won! woodstock.11.35: (wstock1) Fri 12 Aug 94 12:08!!!! woodstock.11.36: Encourages resckless behavior (jmsommer) Fri 12 Aug 94 13:27 Go - Go Johnny - Go GO Go! woodstock.11.37: Steve Rhodes (srhodes) Fri 12 Aug 94 14:09 The NYT editoriail and all of their other coverage of the orginal Woodstock are available in the @times section of AOL. I haven't had time to read through all of the articles I downloaded, but Turning Point said they did a second more positive editorial later. I'll see if I can find it and post some shorter excerpts. woodstock.11.38: David Gans (tnf) Fri 12 Aug 94 14:15 Someone on ABC the other night said it was the only time the Times EVER retracted, apologized for, an editorial. woodstock.11.39: Alan Feldstein (fiddle) Fri 12 Aug 94 17:49 I saw that..and I remember it, too.. woodstock.11.40: Krusty Jr. (ershler) Fri 12 Aug 94 18:32 not true. the Times retracted and apologized for its scathing editorial on robert goddard's attempts to land man on the moon woodstock.11.41: dee (flanagan) Fri 12 Aug 94 19:02 woodstock.11.42: Ruffian (maureenh) Fri 12 Aug 94 20:11 Watching TV reports from channel 10 in Albany..... they're saying that 200,000 tix have been sold...but only about 75,000 have come in so far. They report the parking was under estimated and is now causing a lot of havoc. After announcing they would sell tickets at the gate they were cut off by whatever authority because of the parking. Now they're saying there are probably over 100,000 on the premises now. There are another 30,000 somewhere in Albany waiting for the busses to shuttle them because of the parking problem. The other problem is people putting up tents in the concert viewing area rather than the campground. On the whole....they're saying people seem to be having fun and are behaving themselves. :-) The weather report for tomorrow....wear your sunscreen!! And finally a promo for Nightline....Ted Koppel will be talking about Woodstock, then and now. woodstock.11.43: WELL Woodstock Demo #1 (wstock1) Fri 12 Aug 94 20:20 Some repoerter for AOL has been sending his reports via our hacked up email here in our tent. Hey at least he has the concept of email ;-) woodstock.11.44: gopod for a day (jbk) Fri 12 Aug 94 20:36 woodstock.11.45: editorial comment (green) Fri 12 Aug 94 21:42 wall to wall coverage on MTV woodstock.11.46: Fuzzy Logic (phred) Fri 12 Aug 94 22:41 hey otis, just remember, it might be *54* more for the Rangers! mwahahahaha woodstock.11.47: Steve Rhodes (srhodes) Sat 13 Aug 94 06:18 CNN Showbiz today was CNN Woodstock ii today. They did a segment on the tech stuff followed by an interview with Todd Rundgren. It focused on the big boys (philips CD-I with 100 players, the Gabriel video/ride, the online rep was the Stones on Delphi). Mostly emphasized how the companies would get valuable information and data from the thousands thronging through. Also showed the similar set-up at lalapalooza. woodstock.11.48: Water-JT-Alabama (wstock5) Sat 13 Aug 94 07:32 yeah. Pepsistock. don't blame time warner for selling out to polygram. the sixties are over. Nineties offering X'ers : a corporate carnival midway of a bizarrenature. Canadians full of great vibes. woodstock money that's designed to be lost in your pocket, with their $10 coin smaller then a five- mark piece. Many people are genuinely hungry due to this foreign currency vacuum (food for people, not for profit, Pepsi!!!). More trash on the ground and less garbage cans (plus nill recycling) than Bourbon St. has seen on a busy Ash Wednesday. Thousands of look-a-like Ticketmaster Slaves (Was Pearl Jam forced to play last night, or did Eddie eat some brown acid?). Oh yeah, MTV is everywhere-everywhere but front stage. Most of the "hippies" are kickin it at Bethel, with rumors of the Stones and PJ doing gigs there. Also, KOOTZ(?) and anyone else who is in the vicinity, see here: We are learning of Government closings of most or all public roads. However, noone knows for sure. I suspect, due to the needs of the locals, that if one carefully checks his/her Rand McNally Road Atlas, you'll find some small(miracle coffee?) state roads that can get you to Woodstock proper, only ten miles due north from where I now stand in the Well Pavillion. And,see here, If you know more about these road closings(boy this sure beats HAM radio) please put them back in the Well (Traffic and weather), and we'll try to figure a way in on some smaller roads. Pleeeeeeeese! Leave your fucking tents behind, and someone please get this to the press. Also, most of Ticketmaster's sheep in here don't even realize that they can go out and come back in. If they did things might become a little less congested. Allinallinallinmy eyes, ears and nose, I can't think of any other concert I've Bum-rushed with as much to offer as Pepsistock (like those tasty butterfinger brownies that are almost worth two dollars). Too bad those of you reading this who were hesitant to come out here believed the nationwide disinformation campaign distributed by MTV, CNN, and AP (subjective associates). Oh well, next time my kids will probably forget that I got into this one free, like so many of my peers forgot (thanks to MTV) that 250,000 saw (and made) the first festival-FOR FREE. woodstock.11.49: editorial comment (green) Sat 13 Aug 94 09:19 >>More trash on the ground and less garbage cans (plus nill recycling) than Bourbon St. has seen on a busy Ash Wednesday. great line woodstock.11.50: JT/Alabama (wstock5) Sat 13 Aug 94 09:36 Thank you. woodstock.11.51: David Gans (tnf) Sat 13 Aug 94 13:39 Tabitha Soren says a guyt was found dead, with prescription drugs on him. Several people suffered cervical iunjuries in the mosh pit. woodstock.11.52: (mglito) Sat 13 Aug 94 14:06 woodstock.11.53: Steve Rhodes (srhodes) Sat 13 Aug 94 14:19 On a less tragic note, the guy who reported on Woodstock ii for West Coast Live (sf radio show) said that he was calling in from a pay phone because the fabled press cellular tower wasn't working. woodstock.11.54: Krusty Jr. (ershler) Sat 13 Aug 94 14:56 today's newspaper, the Sacramento Bee, reports that everything is just dandy and that things are going pretty well. I wonder if anyone has spoken with the people actually attending the event, or checked into a medium such as this to gain insight on the 'story' woodstock.11.55: wet (wstock5) Sat 13 Aug 94 14:56 Tabitha who? Were the pills Marinol? woodstock.11.56: mud (wstock5) Sat 13 Aug 94 14:57 Tabitha who? Were they marinol pills? woodstock.11.57: Jennifer Powell (jnfr) Sat 13 Aug 94 16:34 I can't even tell you what I thought of when I heard the injuries report woodstock.11.58: infinity's child (dtv) Sat 13 Aug 94 18:06 Judging from what's on MTV, there is no one at this concert over the age of 30. Did you all kill them off? Or is there some sort of anti-aging ingredient in the mud? Or what? woodstock.11.59: Jennifer Powell (jnfr) Sat 13 Aug 94 18:14 mud itself is an anti-aging ingredient woodstock.11.60: We must be in HEAVEN, man! (tnf) Sat 13 Aug 94 18:16 I've seen a few geezers here and there. woodstock.11.61: gimme an "F"! (reva) Sat 13 Aug 94 18:32 Yeah, people *my* age. woodstock.11.62: Danica Remy (wstock1) Sat 13 Aug 94 18:35 It seems to me that the people in and out of our tent has been a pretty good mix of ages, san kids of course. woodstock.11.63: jt (wstock2) Sat 13 Aug 94 19:32 Sheep of all ages, most with bodies under thirty and livers over forty. .... woodstock.11.64: Kevin Michael Rardin (kev) Sun 14 Aug 94 00:52 ABC Nightly News reported 300,000 of you out there! Gate-crashing. All the same old stuff. It's a =free= concert from now on. There's no way they can keep yu out. They didn't spec the average age. Have fun! woodstock.11.65: aud (dam) Sun 14 Aug 94 10:07 NY Times speculates it will take 25 hours to bus everyone out... they also mentiuoned that due to the inexperience of the workers, 20% of the available parking space was wasted. woodstock.11.66: Tom Mandel (mandel) Sun 14 Aug 94 12:14 Apparently the parking situation got so bad that the cops were turning away people who actually had tickets to the event by late yesterday. Bummer! woodstock.11.67: Bulgur & Wheatgrass & Windham Hill Songs (mglito) Sun 14 Aug 94 12:31 Yeah, how will they know who was actually *there* out of those who still have tickets? woodstock.11.68: David Dalto (dd) Sun 14 Aug 94 16:23 No refunds on muddy tickets. woodstock.11.69: Ruler of the (cosmos) Sun 14 Aug 94 17:43 And what about a refund for those turned away? That'll never happen. woodstock.11.70: miester (wstock4) Sun 14 Aug 94 18:12 !. Too much mud 2. About 1/2 million people 3. Mud is everywhere 4. Booze and dope avilable everywhere 5. Still more mud 6. They gave me 24 condoms 7. lots of mud 8. No dumping? look at the ground 9. Mud mud mud mud mud 10. Don't drink the Brown Pepsi 11. did I mention the mud? 12. 5 dead, 1 girl born. woodstock.11.71: Sharon Fisher (slf) Sun 14 Aug 94 18:56 I've been reading the relatively local coverage (Rochester). Things seem to be going pretty well. I'm glad. woodstock.11.72: Steve Rhodes (srhodes) Sun 14 Aug 94 21:32 This was in a 8/14 Reuters dispatch on the tech area: The Internet, the computer superhighway on its way to its own revolution, was on display through The Well, an on-line service started by the founder of ``The Whole Earth Catalogue." ``Part of what we're trying to do is to demystify the Internet," said Danica Remy, vice president for Marketing and Community Development. On display was an on-line bulletin board for people to talk about their experiences, coupled with video highlights and still photos. woodstock.11.73: gimme an "F"! (reva) Sun 14 Aug 94 22:16 Hey, Reuters! International coverage; very cool! woodstock.11.74: Tim Pozar (pozar) Fri 19 Aug 94 11:25 From apadmin Sun Aug 14 17:30:33 1994 Service-Level-Designator: v = Not yet defined Story-Number: 0315 Selector-Code: 0ca-n Priority: r = Regular Category: g = State NewsWatch/Summary Format-Identifier: Body-Type Text Keywords: AP-CA--5thNewsWatch Version: (OneTake) Story-Date: 08-14 Word-Count: 0762 Subject: AP-CA--5th NewsWatch, (One Take) ------------------------ ! California NewsWatch ! -------------------------------------------------------------------- Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press< -------------------------------------------------------------------- (Undated) -- Partiers at the original Woodstock may have been wired, but participants in this year's revival also went on-line. In addition to the quarter of a (m) million crowd in Saugerties, New York, thousands more from as far away as Finland, Turkey and Mexico attended the concert virtually, talking to Woodstockers on a live Internet connection at the site. Crowds three people deep waited in the 40-foot Internet Multimedia Center tent at the concert to log on and link up. The digital be-in was created by the WELL, a Sausalito-based computer community and Internet service provider. woodstock.11.75: gimme an "F"! (reva) Fri 19 Aug 94 11:34 Thanks for posting that, Tim. woodstock.11.76: We must be in HEAVEN, man! (tnf) Fri 19 Aug 94 16:36 Cool! woodstock.11.77: editorial comment (green) Fri 19 Aug 94 16:55 yeah!
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of the backstory.
See the main Woodstock project page for more of the backstory.
Italic footnote comments made February 2001.
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