3:53:54 PM 08.17.09
I was raised on the west coast during the 60's and I was on that coast when Woodstock happened. But "The Woodstock Generation" sure fit us...we lived and breathed it. I wish I could have been there, but since I wasn't, I had the next best thing...I was in a rock band in The Bay Area and we cut our teeth playing every small festival, bar, and happening we could get to. We found ourselves on the same bill as Canned Heat (2x), The People (2x), The Chocolate Watchband, Rest, Rejoice, Syndicate of Sound, and on and on. We spent our off time going to The Fillmore, Winterland, etc, and I must have watched The Woodstock Movie dozens of times. We really enjoyed playing our music and living the life. Today, I'm 55 years old and have a band here on the east coast and we do our gigs as a hobby now, picking the right place and time...and we have even toured Liverpool, England twice in the last 4 years and have played the famous Cavern Club 4 times. Woodstock and Rock and Roll - what else is there!