Woodstock - Kim Hanlon
I really enjoyed the documentary on one of the most historic music festivals of all time. The film showed how real the event was; watching it made me feel that I was there having this great experience along with the audience.
The people who were interviewed in the film showed who they truly were and spoke what they felt during such a controversial era. The people were doing drugs, walking around naked and just being themselves. I was not too surprised by the townspeople's reactions to the crowds. The majority of the people did not like what was going on and did not agree with the actions and beliefs of the 'young people'. I was surprised to see how helpful some of the other townspeople were. Some of them were extremely helpful in getting the crowds food, water, telephones and other such things.
Max Yasgur was the farmer who allowed the concert to be held on his property. When he spoke at the festival, he was more than happy to allow all of those people to dirty up his land. I was surprised how excited he was about letting this event happen on his property.
The people at Woodstock all seemed so happy to be there. It was a place for them to listen to music and be themselves while supporting a peacful cause. It was not just about the music, it was about the message that the lyrics embodied. They were there to promote peace, not war.