Because that’s what it was, entertainment. It was a huge party. It was monstrous and awesome. Sure, smaller events had taken place and always will, but this was really huge. A lot of hype went into it, too. But it was huge. You can’t deny that.
What is disturbing is that New York had a US senator that sponsored a bill to spend one million dollars on a memorial to Woodstock. That is just wrong. I don’t care what Woodstock did to your head, or what you think Woodstock did to “consciousness,” because all it was was a huge party. You don’t need government to build a memorial to half a million people taking acid. That’s just BS.
That senator is now the secretary of state. Be very concerned. Where we might think it’s more appropriate to spend a million dollars on a memorial to veterans of a war, this individual wanted to build a memorial to a really big rock show.
Update from the future: that secretary of state resigned in the wake of the Benghazi massacre and is now looking at running for PRESIDENT in 2016. Some people forget. Some people never learn.