It was the swan-song concert of the '60s. A gathering where baby boomers realized they shared a dream for a kinder, gentler world. Nothing seemed impossible for this Woodstock Generation.
Now, 20 years later, the commercial guns will assault our sensibilities and reduce our '60s collective consciousness to T-shirts, underwear, air freshener and other tourist-trap fare.
Yes, nothing seems impossible: The spirit and myth of Woodstock's "3 Days of Peace & Music" could conceivably be an attraction at one of Disney's theme parks.
With due respect to Joni Mitchel, a new reprise and verse for her song "Woodstock":
We have gold lust / We've forgotten / And we seem to have lost / Our way to the garden
By the time they exploit Woodstock / Banks will be 'bout / Half a billion $trong / And the Earth is sad / Crying tears of a generation