Thursday, May 29, 2008

"less about the famous concert and yoga in the mud"

Something about this picture from the New York Times article about the opening of the Woodstock museum, dedicated to preserving the memory of the concert and increasing revenue for Sullivan County, suggests that the reporting therein won't be of the highest caliber. For instance:
So about 60 percent of the museum is about the politics and culture and music of the ’60s: pillbox hats, Elvis, the Bay of Pigs, the Beatles, civil rights, the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., and Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. And the rest is a quite vivid re-creation of the chaotic and unlikely process that led to 500,000 people shouting, “No rain, no rain, no rain,” during the summer downpours, Jimi Hendrix’s legendary performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and all the rest.


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