~shared by J. Ranner
There’s much more to be said about “the middle of nowhere” than anyone really gives credit for. After all, you can hear yourself think in the quiet. I’ve lived “in the middle of nowhere” most of my life, and I see a blank canvas of what could be.
In 1969, just 25 miles or so down the road from Woodloch, history was made. Just about 500,000 (that’s half a MILLION) people gathered for three days of PEACE and MUSIC. Huge musical acts, including The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, Santana and Jimi Hendrix took the stage in the Woodstock Music & Art Fair – “An Aquarian Exposition.” Though the concert itself was a huge financial failure (at one point, security gave up trying to stop attendees from jumping fences), it brought people of all different backgrounds together to celebrate the power and love we have for music.
Since Woodloch, too, is all about “togetherness,” we thought we would resurrect the spirit of the original festival 50 years later, through the summer of 2019.