People died at Woodstock, so it was not really a good thing. And there was LSD, a brain destroyer. We could have a festival in Frederick celebrating the true spiritual side of Woodstock. This would be a great opportunity to put Frederick on the national map. It wouldn’t have to be on the exact anniversary.
Admission would be free, but with donations accepted. It would be for all ages and all people. People could dress as hippies or in colorful cultural clothing. The music would be ’60s-era folk music plus ethnic music from around the world. We would celebrate peace and diversity. Perhaps we could even get some of the original singers like Joan Baez, plus Phil Donahue, who was fired for speaking out against war.
I would hope various religious groups would allow camping on their property, again with free-will donations. Camping is also free along the Appalachian Trail or in national parks.
I would hope to keep politics out of any speeches.
I could be held in Baker Park or the fairgrounds, etc.
I believe it is not too late to do this using the internet.