NBC News reports:
Thursday marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in Bethel, New York — “3 Days of Peace and Music” as the poster said.
It’s being celebrated with any number of commemorative commodities repackaging versions of the sights and sounds of Woodstock, including a PBS documentary, a 38-CD box set and shorter best-of, a Life magazine special edition, streaming packages, T-shirts. And even a box of “vintage” 1969 birthday sweets being marketed as “Woodstock Candy.”
The commodification is fitting, since one of Woodstock’s most lasting legacies is the transformation of the live concert experience from free-form expression by music fans with an entrepreneurial bent to corporatized theme park.
— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) August 15, 2019