By Mark Memmott

To paraphrase something said about the '60s, if you remember Woodstock you probably weren't really there.

But a half million or so groovy souls were at the festival 40 years ago this weekend, so there must be many with real memories of what went on.

Any you wish to share? Add them in the comments thread.

As for stories about the anniversary, there's certainly no shortage.

-- "40 Years Later, Woodstock Still Fascinates." The Associated Press.

-- "Listening To Woodstock, 40 Years Removed." NPR.org.

-- "Woodstock The Brand: Still Moving Merch." NPR's Joel Rose:

-- "For Some, Woodstock Now More Of A Curiosity Than A Benchmark." USA TODAY.

-- "How A Mud-Filled Festival Created Woodstock Nation." ABC News.

One newspaper with a substantial online package is, not surprisingly, the local Times Herald-Record from Middletown, N.Y. Its coverage includes this video. Check it out, man:

categories: Culture

9:45 - August 14, 2009