Is Altamont '94 lurking in the

woodstock.39: Is Altamont '94 lurking in the wings?

woodstock.39.0: ghost host (mandala)  Fri 12 Aug 94 13:48

 Seeing "Gimme Shelter" on the tube the other night reminded me how Altamont
 was the dark side of the swoon back in '69.  Which left me wondering if
 there would be a similar counterpoint to Woodstock '94.  Or will Greedstock
 '94 be its own dark side?

woodstock.39.1: jordan1 (wstock3)  Fri 12 Aug 94 13:57

 I doubt it.

woodstock.39.2: The Next Generation (mglito)  Fri 12 Aug 94 14:36


woodstock.39.3: The Next Generation (mglito)  Fri 12 Aug 94 14:38

 There don't have to be any parallels IMO.  We've come far enough for
 everything to be in its own context, I hope.
 After all, we've had a decade of Festivals (US, LiveAid, FarmAid, etc.) so I
 think the Woodstock/Altamont thing no longer need apply.  Or so I hope.

woodstock.39.4: TJ (wstock2)  Fri 12 Aug 94 18:06

 The lack of supervision has potentially disastrous consequences. If there
 are no tragedies here this weekend, PepsiCo Inc. can count itself mighty
 lucky. Huge tightly packed mobs already dominate at 8 p.m. If you ain't here
 already, don't come.

woodstock.39.5: flo (wstock3)  Fri 12 Aug 94 19:05

 Too many tents in the wrong places.  Some guy starts setting up a tent in
 the middle of one of the paths so someone asks ":why are you putting your
 tene where everyone is walking?"  rsp "well there is no place else!"  "do
 you give a shit that your making no place to walk?" rsp. " no I guess I
 don't give a shit."  welcome to apathy stock 94.

woodstock.39.6: Max Yasgur's Ghost (axon)  Fri 12 Aug 94 21:47

 hmm.  i wonder if this is a widespread perception or an isolated case.

woodstock.39.7: gregory 2406 maple ave palmyra ny (wstock1)  Fri 12 Aug 94 23:56

 Who here knows where or what Altamont is or was?  The potential for disaster
 is breath taking.   The metal detectors that I sat in front of for 10 hours
 while awaiting my school bus trip of some 25 miles to reach this sight were,
 it seems a Kodak moment for the media and nothing else.  If one was so
 inclined to he or she could certainly brought a bazooka in here with them.
 My ticket was never even checked, it remains yet intact.  What may happen
 during the early morning hours here on Monday is truly a disaster.  I hope I
 make it out in one piece.  Please respond to the above address.

woodstock.39.8: David Gans (tnf)  Sat 13 Aug 94 08:24

 You forgot your zip cone, Gregory.

woodstock.39.9: David Gans (tnf)  Sat 13 Aug 94 08:24


woodstock.39.10: dickey1 (wstock2)  Sat 13 Aug 94 09:22

 There's no overarching cultural anxiety here today like I bet there was at
 altamont. so there won't be the resulting violence. but a corrolary--the
 performances here won't be as exciting as the stones were in 69, either.
 Idon't understand.  I come here to get away from tv, commercials and
 computers.  That's what I do every day.  That's what work is. seems
 they are one and the same.  Imagine the time and energy it took this guy
 behind me to paint the styrofoam head he has swinging on a leash, isn't
 there something more constructive to do with one's energy.  Or is having the
 power to control someone's trip that enticing--in fact, too enticing to turn
 away from.

woodstock.39.11: Jennifer Powell (jnfr)  Sat 13 Aug 94 10:16

 what drug is gans on today?

woodstock.39.12: Alan Turner (arturner)  Sat 13 Aug 94 10:19

 Dunnow, but I'll have some of that.

woodstock.39.13: David Gans (tnf)  Sat 13 Aug 94 11:00

 I smoked my last zip cone, nyah-nyah!

woodstock.39.14: Conceived at Woodstock? NOT! (mglito)  Sat 13 Aug 94 13:33

 Hey, pass some of those zip cones my way!!!!

woodstock.39.15: paul theodoropoulos (diogenes)  Sat 13 Aug 94 13:36

 zippy the conehead.

woodstock.39.16: Jennifer Powell (jnfr)  Sat 13 Aug 94 16:47

 I'll take one!!

woodstock.39.17: tour grinch  (wstock4)  Sun 14 Aug 94 14:19

 Did everyone forget what their feet are for?  people of the
 90's are so emotionless everyone is waiting for someone else togive them
 permission to get down. Peple should listen to Sly Stone says and just
 boogie for themselves and follow there bliss.

Italic footnote comments made February 2001.

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