Transported Back in Time
Lynn Ginesi, who was at the original Woodstock concert in August, 1969, sits with her husband Mike Ginesi as they listen to the music as local teens with the Paul Green School of Rock Music recreate Woodstock by playing 32 of the same songs in the their original order at the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum in Vista on Saturday. "it was awesome" said Ginesi, who lived in Brooklyn, New York in 1969. Ginesi said that she had no idea how big the event was going to be at the time.
The songs and sounds of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and The Who rang out in Vista on Saturday in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the most famous music festival in U.S. history -- Woodstock.
Students from the Paul Green School of Rock Music put on a free Woodstock tribute concert on the grounds of the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum on Saturday afternoon, the North County Times reported.
The performers were young enough to be the grandkids of some of the Woodstock attendees. And although the concert lasted just three hours -- Woodstock rocked on for three days -- the crowd of 200 people was momentarily transported back in time.
"Woodstock was such a huge cultural phenomenon," said 13-year-old bassist and drummer Alex Kasvikis of Escondido, who attends Bear Valley Middle School and the Vista School of Rock. "To be able to recreate just a little bit of it is a really great opportunity."
Published at 12:43 PM PDT on Aug 16, 2009