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Sat Oct 26, 2019, 12:52 PM

Altamont: the ugly Woodstock

December 6th 1969: You know? I said a lot of nasty criticisms about Woodstock. However, I would have rather had gone to that festive than this one. Instead of to concert full of good vibrations and love in the air, I ended up breathing in the poisonous air of The San Joaquin Valley, which is nothing but a desert. Originally it was suppose to be in Golden Gate Park but the Republican government of San Francisco was not having it. So…in the last minute they move the gig to the Altamont Speedway.
I am post this poignant video as reminded how the youth movement came to a crashing halt, after that was Kent State 1n 1970 then the loss of the presidential campaign of George McGovern 1972. It really ended in 1974 when Nixon resigned and Viet Cong took over Vietnam in 1975.
Truth being told, I did not stay to watch the Stones play. I stuck out my thumb and hitch hiked back home. Speaking of thumb…. watch this sad video as a reminder of history. Now we buy shoes made in Vietnam at J.C Penny.




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Sat Oct 26, 2019, 02:43 PM

1. Was the guy on the bad acid the one who was killed?

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Sat Oct 26, 2019, 10:35 PM

2. Although I was 3 so didn't know, it's always bummed me out this happened 20 miles from where I lived

at the time ...

At least NOW, Altamont is far better known for this



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