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Old 04-30-2019, 09:23 PM
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Woodstock 50 may not happen


https://www.rollingstone.com/music/m...dentsu-829251/

a big investor has pulled out but the organizers say it will go on. Tickets were supposed to go on sale in April but that was delayed.
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Old 04-30-2019, 10:04 PM
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They could never get enough portapotties anyway, now that we all have to pee all the time.
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Old 04-30-2019, 10:39 PM
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There was a Woodstock 50 planned?

I dunno. Maybe I have my head stuck in the sand, but I don't actively avoid pop culture knowledge, and I had never heard of this. So perhaps they could have invested in a bit more advertising....
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I heard there were no forecasts for rain, so...
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Old 05-01-2019, 03:01 AM
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Tickets were supposed to go on sale in April but that was delayed.
So you're saying it's a free concert from now on?
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They could never get enough portapotties anyway, now that we all have to pee all the time.
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I just watched the Netflix documentary on the Fyre Festival. This could be fun.
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events like this normally don't need to run too many ads, there are news articles that promote it. There was a good amount of coverage when it was announced earlier this year.
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So you're saying it's a free concert from now on?
Oh Sha-Na-Na you didn't!
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Old 05-01-2019, 05:08 PM
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The Sunday lineup was going to feature The Zombies>Canned Heat>Hot Tuna>Pussy Riot.
I didn't know there still was a Canned Heat, but how about that order of bands!
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Old 05-01-2019, 06:11 PM
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I hope there is a Woodstock 50. Maybe Limp Bizkut can reform for a show. It can't go any worse than last time, right?
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Old 05-02-2019, 06:26 AM
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I was at the original Woodstock, but am totally uninterested in another.
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Old 05-02-2019, 08:56 AM
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Old 05-02-2019, 09:03 AM
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There was a Woodstock 50 planned?

I dunno. Maybe I have my head stuck in the sand, but I don't actively avoid pop culture knowledge, and I had never heard of this. So perhaps they could have invested in a bit more advertising....
I only heard about it a couple of weeks before it was canceled. And I see a lot of ads for festivals because I see a lot of live music. It definitely wasn't promoted as well as, say, Coachella.

I had the Woodstock '94 soundtrack in junior high, it was great. I was not impressed with Woodstock '99 though, and looks like I wouldn't be too impressed with Woodstock 50 either if it had happened.
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Ok, we're going to run a quick hearing aid test.

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Old 05-02-2019, 10:23 AM
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Old 05-02-2019, 10:40 AM
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I live in the general area, though not close enough to be directly affected. There's certainly been a lot of local publicity, and not everyone's happy about the idea. It's true the site routinely hosts large NASCAR crowds, but it's also true that traffic during those events is horrendous (the location of hills, lake, and wetlands means that everything has to funnel through quite a small area, including through traffic to other places entirely.)

I was a little too young to pull off getting to the first one -- I would have needed parental cooperation, and wouldn't have been likely to get it. I think I may be a little too old for this one; though it's probably at least as much both that I don't deal well with crowds, and that I can't afford to take three days off that time of year. Last I heard, they weren't going to offer one-day tickets.

Also, last I heard, the main promoters were insisting that they'll find other funding and it's still going to happen. I think that looks pretty dubious; but I might be wrong.
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Couldn’t Hot Tuna invite Gracie Slick back in and call themselves Jefferson Airplane?

It would mean so much to us Olds, even though Marty Balin and Paul Kantner have kicked off.
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I'm sure they would be thrilled to have her, but I bet she would decline. (She wrote the forward to Jorma's autobiography, so I know they're all on good terms.)
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Old 05-02-2019, 10:49 PM
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Couldnít Hot Tuna invite Gracie Slick back in and call themselves Jefferson Airplane?

It would mean so much to us Olds, even though Marty Balin and Paul Kantner have kicked off.
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Old 05-17-2019, 06:20 AM
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It may still happen if they can find money from some other source

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Old 06-10-2019, 11:20 PM
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Woodstock 50 looking for new venue as WGI cancels

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Watkins Glen International terminated the site license for Woodstock pursuant to provisions of the contract. As such, WGI will not be hosting the Woodstock 50 Festival.
I will say the organizers don't give up easily. They say they're in discussions with a new site.
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I am still recovering from the first one.
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Man, I was born in just the wrong year: too young for the first Woodstock and too old for this one.

As a throwback to the original, will there be rumors of Dylan showing up every couple of hours?
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:55 AM
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Walk ten miles due to traffic jams to sit in mud to hear Al Wilson and Bob Hite era Canned Heat- maybe? Doing the same to hear the second bassist and drummer and two other guys probably born in the 80's? Pass.
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Old 06-11-2019, 01:01 PM
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Fuck nostalgia anyway. Go do something new.
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:28 PM
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Fuck nostalgia anyway. Go do something new.
Fuck that. I'm too old to do something new. I'm not in the mood to go to a Woodstock 50 unless they hold it in my home town, but I'd love to get the phonograph album, wind up my Victrola, and sit close to the ear horn so I could hear Country Joe McDonald collapse in a fit of coughing half way through the Fish Cheer.
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Man, I was born in just the wrong year: too young for the first Woodstock and too old for this one.

As a throwback to the original, will there be rumors of Dylan showing up every couple of hours?
So what was your excuse for Woodstock '94?
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:29 PM
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Fuck that. I'm too old to do something new. I'm not in the mood to go to a Woodstock 50 unless they hold it in my home town, but I'd love to get the phonograph album, wind up my Victrola, and sit close to the ear horn so I could hear Country Joe McDonald collapse in a fit of coughing half way through the Fish Cheer.
I'm old enough to have gone to the first one if my parents weren't such squares ( I was a kid at the time, eh). But I can think of a bunch of newer & continuously produced festivals I'd rather go to than participate in a blatant cash-via-nostalgia event.

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I go to a lot of multi-day music festivals. I enjoy them very much. I'm travelling 2500 miles for a 4-day festival next month. If there were a Woodstock 50, and I liked the lineup, I might go, just as I might go to any festival with a good lineup. Not for nostalgia, but because it would be a fun thing to do. I don't care how old the songs are, if they are great music and are played well.

On the other hand, a couple of years ago I saw a day-long festival which was explicitly nostalgia -- several bands played one or two songs from (almost) every band that performed at Woodstock, in the order that they were played at Woodstock. That was a blast. Nostalgia or not, it was a really fun day.
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So what was your excuse for Woodstock '94?
I was there! I had a good time ... mostly... saw some great music, got mud in places I didn't think I could. Wouldn't do it again. Especially at my age now.
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I just watched the Netflix documentary on the Fyre Festival. This could be fun.
"Spending $3,000 to see Blink-182 - what were they expecting?"

That reminded me of MAD magazine's parody of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," and specifically the scene where people gathered in IIRC the Gobi desert.

"No food, no water, no shelter, no toilet facilities - what WERE they thinking?"

"They thought it was a rock concert."


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they no longer have a producer or a site but they insist the show is going on.

https://pitchfork.com/news/woodstock-50-loses-venue/
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I wish them the best of luck, but it seems a little late now to basically start from scratch on a major music festival that's supposed to take place in two months.
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