From August 15 to August 17, 1969, a music festival was held in upstate New York that became one of the most famous music events of the 20th century.
|This museum is on the site of the concert, which was not held in Woodstock, New York|
I remember seeing posters advertising Woodstock on New York City subways in 1969. I had a summer job in Lower Manhattan, not far from the late World Trade Center, and commuted back and forth on the #5 subway from my home in the Bronx. It sounded so good and I wanted to go but my father forbade me. I was 16 and couldn't do much about it.
But a couple who did go to that concert had their picture taken and, on the 40th anniversary of that photo, were still together.
As of this year, they are still going strong.
I can envy Nick a little for his retirement,but, you know what? I'm not sorry I didn't make it to Woodstock in 1969.
I hope I can visit the museum one day, though, and experience it in a lot more comfort than the original concert goers ever knew.