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Woodstock, pinnacle of the hippie dream, turns 50

China Daily | Updated: 2019-08-14 07:08

NEW YORK - A freewheeling weekend of indulgence. A New York farm transformed by idealistic youths into a mid-size city. A celebration of rock music and utopian ideals.

Woodstock was many things but one thing is clear: It is revered by many as the cultural touchstone of a generation.

The 1969 festival of peace, love and music marks its 50th anniversary this weekend, triggering a wave of nostalgia for an era when rock was for the young, tie-dye was cool, long hair was a statement, and kids said "groovy" without a trace of irony.

Woodstock, pinnacle of the hippie dream, turns 50

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