OK, right off I'll tell you that this post is a jumble of different things, but welcome to my life, this is how I think.. LOL
I was reading Nicole and the Bee's blog and read about the Glastonbury Festival which I'd never heard of and it reminded me of my youth when I helped put on 2 rock festivals in the summer of 1969. So then I decided to Google and see what I could find on the internet about them, and *COOL*, I found some history about them. This is the first one, the Seattle Pop Festival, the poster is below. It's kind of a long story of how I got involved in working to put the festival on, but.. when I was right out of high school and working as a cashier at Rub a Dub Car Wash.. oh funny.. my friend Lynn says, let's go to Hawaii. OK, so I took my paycheck and bought a 1 way student standby ticket and off we went. My first apartment was 2 blocks from Waikiki Beach and 3 of us rented it for $80 a month. Yes. In 1967. One of the jobs I had over my time there was helping to put on a music festival.. I did a magazine ad and decorated my friends VW bus with advertising, cut out of flower designed contact shelf paper. :-)
And I worked on that festival with a girl named Geri Aquino, and so when I was back in Portland, OR, she was in Seattle and was helping her boss organize the Seattle Pop Festival so my friend Lynn found out she was working on that and offered to help, so we were hired! I did more advertising for that festival in the pre-festival time and then helped work in the office on-site at the festival during the fest. I got to meet all the musicians and was able to get on-stage when I was off-duty and sit on the side and watch the show. I gotta say, that's the BEST place to be to watch a rock festival. :-)
After the festival was over, my friend thought we should hitchhike to San Francisco to see what Haight-Ashbury looked like, so we did. Sheesh!! We stayed there for a bit then hitch-hiked back to Portland. We had a great time and met only great people and it was quite an experience!!
Then we heard from Geri that she was working on a 2nd rock festival and did we want to help and so we headed back to Seattle to help with the Sky River Rock Festival. I think we even got paid. LOL Here was the line up on that one... Sky River Rock Festival, the second, held on August 30, 1969 in Tenino, south of Olympia.
Performing at the festival were Black Snake, Country Joe and the Fish, Crow, Flying Burrito Brothers, Buddy Guy, Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks, Juggernaut, Los Flamencos de Santa Lucia, Steve Miller, New Lost City Ramblers, Pacific Gas and Electric, Sons of Champlin, Alice Stuart, Youngbloods, and many others (that hubby thought I should delete :-).
I must say, I have some amazing memories of that time.
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