Knock on Wood(stock)

the famous festival as a “glorious accident.”

There’s a history of American ascendancy that might be written in terms of luck and timing, guile and opportunity. …There’s the past, and there’s the story we tell about it. Those who benefitted from being in the right place at the right time often write a version emphasizing vision and hard work. Maybe it was just a glorious accident.

Hua Hsu, “Surviving Woodstock,” New Yorker, 29 July 2019

1 thought on “Knock on Wood(stock)

  1. i think too much has been made of it — then and now.

    I’m not going back to Woodstock for a while
    Though I long to hear that lonesome hippie smile
    I’m a million miles away from that helicopter day
    No, I don’t believe
    I’ll be going back that way

    by neil young who was there unlike joni mitchell who only made it as far as the Dick Cavett Show


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