Local duo recounts historic event

Local duo recounts historic event

There are 57 comments on the Berkshire Eagle story from Aug 8, 2009, titled Local duo recounts historic event. In it, Berkshire Eagle reports that:

Berkshire Eagle Staff 'Boys, I can feel it. The road is looking familiar. We're almost there." The words are spoken excitedly by John Conlin, 57, of Egremont, as he and Alexander "Sandy" Lord, 60, of Mount Washington, travel in Conlin's car on a narrow country road in Sullivan County.

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Vox Pop

Cobleskill, NY

#1 Aug 8, 2009
nice story. i was a baby caught in the traffic jam that weekend. alot of people mistakenly believe that it was 400,000 wild hippies. it was mostly just regular kids out to hear the music and have some fun. its been overly romanticized and overly demonized. typical i suppose.
Woodstock envy

Wynantskill, NY

#3 Aug 9, 2009
Vox Pop wrote:
nice story. i was a baby caught in the traffic jam that weekend. alot of people mistakenly believe that it was 400,000 wild hippies. it was mostly just regular kids out to hear the music and have some fun. its been overly romanticized and overly demonized. typical i suppose.
Yes I agree, great story. It brought back alot of memories of times gone by. I didn't go to Woodstock. I was only 11 years old. One of my older brothers and a group of his friends went. They were all teenagers or young adults. And I don't remember any of them being labeled hippies. All I remember is that for all of us that didn't get to go we waited excitedly from them to return to tell us all the stories. We all talked about it for days and days and days. Even if we didn't go Woodstock will live in us forever too. Thanks, Mr. Conlin and Mr. Lord, for the story. Sweet memories will be mine today.
Albert Hofmann

United States

#4 Aug 9, 2009
I love it how they always leave out what a important part the LSD played in the woodstock...
wavy

Springfield, MA

#5 Aug 9, 2009
listen albert dont bum me out man it was about peace and love man . 94 was good 99 was crazy man too much escasy man its to bad to it would of been nice to have seen 09 the 40th
Vox Pop

Cobleskill, NY

#6 Aug 9, 2009
good point albert. they leave that out of the story and it was a central aspect of it.
wavy

Springfield, MA

#7 Aug 9, 2009
yea man dont do the brown acid man at least they gave fair warning any hippie fest you go too there will be an fare amount . phish sold out s.p.a.c 40,thou tix,s sold , they exspect 100 thou . and they dont even have a hit single on the tunes man
Get Real

Chester, MA

#9 Aug 9, 2009
HellerCarbonCapNTradeLLC wrote:
"Later, they meet an employee of The Museum at Bethel Woods. The employee was an original worker at the Hog Farm, the New Mexico-based commune that was flown to Bethel in 1969 to provide food for the festival.
'The guy came here in 1969 and never left,' Lord said."
Couldn't one say the same thing for the many young people who've stopped by the Berkshires in summertime or who've attended school (or other mental institution) here for a little while -- and then stayed?
You really can just find something mean to say for about anything. I assume from your post that you come from one those working class families that live in the same place they grew up their entire life.
Get Real

Chester, MA

#11 Aug 9, 2009
HellerCarbonCapNTradeLLC wrote:
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Nah, I'm a migrant farm worker that started out in NYC, spent time picking cherries in Boston, and now harvest corn and peaches in Washington, DC.
Eh senor, the life she is a beech!
I'll never accuse you of being thin skinned.
Berkshire Bill

United States

#12 Aug 9, 2009
HellerCarbonCapNTradeLLC wrote:
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Nah, I'm a migrant farm worker that started out in NYC, spent time picking cherries in Boston, and now harvest corn and peaches in Washington, DC.
Eh senor, the life she is a beech!
Heller's an oil industry apologist, an aging spoiled rotten preppie, and a whites only GOP country clubber. isn't it obvious?

If he had gone to Woodstock, he'd have complained about the lack of premier seating.
jimi

Springfield, MA

#13 Aug 9, 2009
99 was was a havoc the crowd the heat,rage against the machine burning the flag, limp bizkut,korn,kid rock, megadeath , metalica ,and all those mosh pits
Get Real

Chester, MA

#14 Aug 9, 2009
Berkshire Bill wrote:
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Heller's an oil industry apologist, an aging spoiled rotten preppie, and a whites only GOP country clubber. isn't it obvious?
If he had gone to Woodstock, he'd have complained about the lack of premier seating.
I don't think he is a preppie. He sounds way to lower class for that (don't you love America, we tell the lower classes they are in the middle class so they think they are they are important. It really keeps them passive.). I think his only exposure to the country club may be mowing the lawn or something around that level.
Get Real

South Hadley, MA

#17 Aug 9, 2009
HellerCarbonCapNTradeLLC wrote:
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Sorry pal, but I don't go in for drug-addled mob scenes.
Just not my style.
No but you seem to like the alcoholic, cocaine sniffing G Bush a lot.
What the Heck

Wynantskill, NY

#18 Aug 9, 2009
HellerCarbonCapNTradeLLC wrote:
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Hey, lower class is where it's at.
Love those down and dirties.
Heller:

Like I said before....why don't you just shut up?
Drippy Hippy

Williamstown, MA

#19 Aug 9, 2009
I'm surprised these two burnouts remember any of it!
bling

Springfield, MA

#20 Aug 9, 2009
well heller you little homo you got your attention this is about a concert not you
bling

Springfield, MA

#21 Aug 9, 2009
heller are you a peter noggin
bling

Springfield, MA

#22 Aug 9, 2009
no heller you must be a richard noggin
Get Real

Chicopee, MA

#23 Aug 9, 2009
bling wrote:
well heller you little **** you got your attention this is about a concert not you
Bring back the panther's to kick some conservative a ss.
Get Real

Chicopee, MA

#25 Aug 9, 2009
HellerCarbonCapNTradeLLC wrote:
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Notice how the druggies are paid great homage while the clean-living types are reviled.
Take a look at all the local druggies, they literally look like hell, like at least 20 years older than they really are.
The burn-outs are all over Berkshire County.
Do you doubt me?
Sorry guy. I don't drink or do drugs...
Barny

Queensbury, NY

#26 Aug 9, 2009
Get Real wrote:
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Sorry guy. I don't drink or do drugs...
Because your a little puss

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