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It is hardly a mellow, tie-dyed happening. A quarter of a century after Woodstock, promoters are scrambling to leave little to chance this time on the fringes of this picturesque Hudson Valley village. Construction crews have built two huge tanks on the Winston Farm, each holding 1 million gallons of water. Workers have stretched 25,000 feet of pipes leading to drinking stations. Security personnel have erected more than 10 miles of chain-link fence surrounding the property.
July 24, 1994 | STEVE HOCHMAN
You've probably seen that TV commercial set at the "Woodstock '94" reunion, with John Sebastian asking Country Joe McDonald, "Remember when we did this 25 years ago?" A hazy, dazy McDonald squints at the scene and replies, flatly: "No." The truth is, McDonald does remember, and is happy to talk about it. But many other veterans of the landmark pop festival act as if they'd rather not remember the event.
July 24, 1994
As the 25th anniversary of "Three Days of Peace and Music" nears, some say that too much has been made of the musical lovefest that took place Aug. 15-17, 1969, near Bethel, N.Y. If it were up to them, the nostalgia would fade away. And that's just the musicians who performed there. Steve Hochman talks to Joan Baez, Carlos Santana and some of the other artists who are willing to remember the cultural milestone.
July 24, 1994 | CHUCK CRISAFULLI, Chuck Crisafulli is a frequent contributor to Calendar
When David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash went on stage at Woodstock in 1969, it was only their second show together. This year the band celebrates a quarter-century of music-making with an album, a tour and, fittingly, a performance at "Woodstock '94," which will be Aug. 13 and 14 in Upstate New York. But if these three '60s survivors are supposed to present themselves as solemn elder statesman of the Woodstock Nation, they aren't playing the part very well.
July 24, 1994 | LORRAINE ALI, Lorraine Ali, who writes regularly for Calendar, was 4 when the original Woodstock Nation gathered
"Everything is in place for the greatest weekend of peace and music in 25 years." --John Roberts, "Woodstock '94" organizer * A "Woodstock '94" commercial flashes on MTV between Janet Jackson and Snoop Doggy Dogg videos. A carefree teen skips through a green field, rambling on about how his friend's dad is taking his psychedelic bus to "Woodstock '94," and how he and his friend are going too, for the convergence of generations.
July 24, 1994 | JACK SCHNEDLER, Schnedler is travel editor of the Chicago Sun-Times
You can still buy a ticket to the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair at a couple of downtown Saugerties shops--but the price has risen just a bit in 25 years. Framed behind glass in one store window, an $8 one-day ticket to that legendary "Aquarian exposition" sells for a cool $49.95. Think of it as nostalgia markup. And figure it's still a lot cheaper than the $135 ticket price for Woodstock '94, next month's 25th-anniversary spin-off of the generation-defining original.
September 7, 1989 | From a Times Staff Writer
Even though he is the right age, Republican state attorney general candidate Daniel E. Lungren made it clear Wednesday that he does not identify with the "Woodstock generation." During a tough anti-drug speech, Lungren lamented the attention given recently to the 20th anniversary of the Woodstock rock festival, saying media coverage ignored the many people involved in it who "got messed up" by drugs.
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