Original date: August 17, 1969
Contemporary culture is infused with nostalgia. One author referred to it as “retromania” and in Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris one character describes it as, “Golden age thinking—the erroneous notion that a different time period is better than the one one's living in.”
Maybe it’s because the aughts sucked so much (9/11, Katrina, Maroon 5) but we spend so much time these days talking about gadgets from the ‘90s and the hippie culture of the ‘60s that we’re beginning to think more people would show up to a recreation of the original 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair than they would to the latest staging of Coachella.
And when they do recreate Woodstock—and trust us they will—the hologram version of Jimi Hendrix rocking out on his upside-down Stratocaster will be the main attraction, since he’s still one of the most famous rock stars in the world. It may be straining the limits of good taste to cash in on his memory this way, but at least it will be 1000 times better than that corny-ass Woodstock ‘99.