"Well, I came upon a child of God. He was walking along the road. And I asked him, 'tell me, where are you going?'
This he told me,'I'm going down to Yasgur's Farm, gonna join in a rock and roll band, got to get back to the land and set my soul free.'
We are stardust, we are golden. We are billion year old carbon. And we got to get ourselves back to the garden."
The song, "Woodstock", written by Joni Mitchel, told of the event held in mid-August, fifty years ago. In 1969 half a million people came together, from all parts of the country and except for sa few, all from the boomer generation. A ticket for this three day "Aquarian Exposition of Peace and Music" only cost $18 and was free for those (totally unexpected)throngs coming on the second day.
Woodstock has been called "the defining moment" for our generation and represented those who rejected the traditional, establishment values. It was the largest group ever assembled for three days of fun and music, with 32 bands performing.