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Thursday; August 15

There are certain events that seem to spotlight pivotal points in history.For the late 1960s, Woodstock may be one of those events.The “Aquarian Exposition:3 Days of Peace & Music” was actually held on Max Yasqur’s dairy farm some forty-three miles southwest of Woodstock, New York.According to history (and supposition) thirty-two musical acts performed for an estimated 400,000 people.The festival lasted from August 15-18, 1969 but has been a fixture in our nation’s culture since that time.While the festival is well-known for those who performed, I found it interesting to read about some who chose not to be there.Ian Anderson (from the group Jethro Tull) declined to perform because he didn’t like the counterculture influence (inappropriate nudity, heavy drinking and drug use) he knew would be there.According to Tommy James, he and his band passed on their invitation because it was pitched to them in this way, “... there’s this pig farmer in upstate New York who wants you to play in…