June 10, 2009
Woodstock Peace Agreement Reached Between SF and New York!!
Hey all, got this email from legendary promoter Boots Hughston. Feel free to share....you know I'll be there!!
For Immediate Release: 6/05/09
40th Anniversary of Woodstock
Free Concert Will Take Place as Scheduled in Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, Sunday, October 25, 2009
Event: “West Fest” Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock
Producer: 2b1 Multimedia Inc. and the Council of Light in association with Artie Kornfeld, the original producer of “Woodstock 1969”
When: October 25, 2009, 9am to 6pm
Where: Speedway Meadows, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA USA
Non-Profit: 501-(c) 3
Contact: Boots Hughston, 415-861-1520 www.2b1records.com/woodstock40sf or firstname.lastname@example.org
Music acts confirmed: Country Joe (Country Joe and the Fish), Denny Laine (Paul McCartney, Wings, Moody Blues), Lester Chambers (Chambers Brothers), Harvey Mandel, Barry “The Fish” Melton, David Denny (Steve Miller), Alameda All Stars (Gregg Allman’s Band), Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, Michael McClure (Beat Poet) and Ray Manzarek (Doors), PF Sloan, Michael Narada Walden, Jimmy McCarty (Detroit Wheels), Peter Kaukonen, Terry Haggerty (from the Sons of Champlin), Leigh Stevens (Blue Cheer), Greg Douglass (Steve Miller), El Chicano, David and Linda La Flamme
In honor of Jimi Hendrix, who headlined the festival in 1969, 3,000 guitar players will attempt to break the World's Record for the Largest Guitar Ensemble playing "Purple Haze" -- all at the same time! Players are encouraged to register at: www.steveroby.com/Jimi_Hendrix_Archives/Register.html
A press conference was held last week announcing Michael Lang’s Woodstock Ventures had served “West Fest, Woodstock’s 40th Anniversary” with a cease and desist for using the name “Woodstock” . After much Peace and Love an agreement was reached between the events producer, Boots Hughston and Woodstock Ventures’ Michael Lang.
Woodstock was not just an event, a happening, or a concert with 400,000 people. It was a pivotal moment of realization for an entire generation, an epiphany, a moment of realization for the entire country. The hip movement started in San Francisco a couple of years earlier in the Haight Ashbury and the “Summer of Love” had spread across the nation. There were now millions of hip people with 400,000 of them converging on Woodstock. Woodstock was a statement to the world, “humanity had evolved”, coming together through peace, love and spirituality. An event whose original intent was to make money became the largest FREE event in history. The hip movement had come of age and was recognized by the world. The principles of love swept the country and we had become the ‘Woodstock Nation”. Hundreds of San Francisco stars and musical luminaries will perform at this October 25, 2009 event to commemorate the original principles of peace, love and spirituality. The Woodstock 40th will begin with a blessing by the American Indigenous People and several Beat Generation poets. There will be many speakers from the Peace Movement, the Free Speech Movement and the Anti-War Movement along with many of the acts who originally performed at Woodstock (to be announced). There will also be an “Eco Friendly Green Village” highlighting the products, services, and information of the emerging green movement.