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Woodstock 99 The Perfect Example of American Culture With the draft for Viet Nam political scandals assassinations and riots the 1960s brought forth large amounts of fear and apprehension around the country In 1969 in the midst of all this chaos on Max Yasgurs farm Woodstock took place At the Woodstock 69 celebration the people experienced the happiness of feeling safe and cared for For three heavenly days a hurt generation could return to a haven of love peace music sharing and sanctuary At the end of the festival of peace love and music everyone returned home forever touched by the promise of Woodstock each in their own way each with their own memories Those memories shared with friends lovers and children for over thirty years have become the inspiration and motivation to try to recreate the promise of Woodstock thirty years later Although the original Woodstock was a sanctuary for peace and the enjoyment of music Woodstock 99 was a perversion of the original because it was a totally commercialized media driven event complete with highly inflated prices and excessive violence therefore the event became a perfect example of American culture today Woodstock 1999 was an extremely commercialized event The Ogden Corporation a multi-billion dollar corporation that owns water parks airports power plants and casinos along with Metropolitan Entertainment whose business it is to create hooks to manipulate consumers into parting with their cash were the developers of Woodstock 99 Not surprisingly these companies were also in charge of the food and beverages which sold for outrageous prices They also recommended people not to bring their own food for fear of spoilage and forced the surrender of all canned beverages at the concert gates With all the hype over the major bands that would be attending MTV advertised this event to death They had an entire two-month time period dedicated to the countdown to Woodstock 99 where they played shows about the
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