Within man’s history are few moments where all have rallied together and the world takes notice. There is something to be said about the impact made when people unite for worthy causes. The famous 3-day “Woodstock” concert held during August 15 to August 18, 1969, was one perfect example of such moments. Nearly half a million people, from all walks of life, rallied on the lawn of Max Yasgur’s 600-acre dairy farm in the rural town of Bethel, New York for a Woodstock concert, to make it known that certain human rights are not so wrong. Through this musical and arts festival, the era of equal human rights awareness became more predominant, hence the coined term, “Woodstock Era.”
“We were ready to rock out and we waited and waited and finally it was our turn… …there were a half million people asleep. These people were out. It was sort of like a painting of a Dante scene, just bodies from hell, all intertwined and asleep, covered with mud.
And this is the moment I will never forget as long as I live: a quarter mile away in the darkness, on the other edge of this bowl, there was some guy flicking his Bic, and in the night I hear, “Don’t worry about it John. We’re with you.” I played the rest of the show for that guy.”