JOSE BRECHNER videos destroyed the vitality of the roll rockn. Prior to that, the music said: listen to me. Now says: look at me. Can Billy Joel Miss is something that was not lived? It seems that Yes. At least is showing thousands of teenagers and others larger, that not lived the era, or not were at Woodstock on August 15, 1969. Woodstock left a mark recorded in that place where dwells the melancholy, and toured the world. Even reached Argentina, where when he plays a set public anachronistically imitates the chorus of those who met 40 years ago in New York.
What connection is there between Woodstock and Argentina? No. Even if it happened now. Although the music has no boundaries, to understand the rock of the 1960s should know English. The hippie socio-cultural phenomenon, was American experiences, whether artistically related with the British product. The psychedelic explosion, the war in Viet Nam, the economic boom, the new social values and the emergence of the baby boomers, are things of the Americans.
Woodstock was distinctly Anglo-Saxon. But neither in United States is palpable as much longing for something that those who experienced simply remember like a crazy weekend. Incongruity? Maybe. A more than it does the Argentina have more psychologists and people in therapy than anywhere. Woodstock marked a historic moment but not for being the biggest concert. The Monterey Pop Festival, two years earlier, in 1967, was also huge. And after Woodstock there was many and more colossal. What made the difference between Woodstock and others, was the spirit of camaraderie that existed between attendees, being the culmination of a silent connection between young people from all over that we shared the same generational and existential frustration. As said Tom Constanten, former keyboardist of The Grateful Dead: Woodstock was lightning in a bottle. It created the feeling of community, did connecting to people who felt alone defenseless.