“It is difficult to determine whether the replicas come from the source or whether my impressions of the event are products of distortion throughout history and the resale of history”, writes Dacus. As a member of the boy genius, Dacus was expected to play at Woodstock 50th birthday event, which was cancelled after months of setbacks. In this essay, she questions the ongoing celebration and marketing of the 1969 festival in the midst of its 50th anniversary and calls for a more accurate account of the festival’s history. Lucy Dacus wrote an article on Woodstock for the New York Times. “Woodstock’s future depends on people who didn’t know it firsthand.
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