03.09.2016 – Homework

April 17, 1969 | Woodstock Festival Ends by The Learning Network with The New York Times is a source that I no longer trust due to the comments.  Written on August 17, 2011 the article attempts to discuss “how townspeople and nearby businesses helped overcome shortages of food, water, and medical facilities, and how a series of downpours turned large swaths of the area into mud”.  However, the article does not go on to discuss these hardships.  The article talks about how many individuals showed up, when the festival started, and when the festival ended. The article first states: “On Aug. 17, 1969, the Woodstock Music Festival ended.”  However according to a comment on post by Cameron T.: “This isn’t correct.  The Festival was suppose to end on the 17th, but due to the rain and crowd issues, performances were delayed.  As a result, Jimi Hendrix didn’t perform until the morning of the 18th, to a much smaller crowd”.  Furthermore from another comment from Kathy H.: “Cameron T. is correct about Jimi Hendrix’s performance being early, as I recall it, after sunrise on the 18th.  My friend and I had finally found some shelter Sunday night, under a picnic table, when we were able to get back up to the top of the hill.  We were all fagged out & caught a few Zs.  I woke up Monday morning…slowly…as if I were in a stupor.  I heard music like from a  dream…then realized Oh My Goodness!!!…that’s Hendrix.”  Therefore with both these comments, I do not want to use this article anymore.  It was a good thing that I looked at the comments.  However, this article is bad because it had not told us what it was intended to tell us.

Rather then looking at an article, I looked at a newspaper ad promoting the Woodstock Music.  The title is Woodstock Music & Art Fair presents An Aquarian Exposition in Wallkill, NY | 3 Days of Peace and Music.  What I found interesting there was the art fair?  It was almost as if the Woodstock musical festival itself overshadowed the Art Show.  Furthermore it states in the ad: “Art Show–Paintings and sculptures on trees, on grass, surrounded by the Hudson valley, will be displayed.  Accompanied articles “Ghetto” artists, and would-be artists will be glad to discuss their work, or the unspoiled spender of the surroundings, or anything else that might be on your mind. If you’re an artist, and you want to display, write for information”.  More so, there was powerful wording used.  This ad was made to inform individual of the festival and all its activities.  It also left a contact form to send in for more information; however, I do not think P.O. Box 996 gets mail anymore.  The newspaper ad provides us with different ticket agencies.  It states on the the ad: “All programs subject to change without notice”.


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