It's a grey day in Columbus today. No, not 50 shades of. The forecast is thunderstorms, so it's the perfect weather to snuggle up in bed, drink some tea, and probably write poetry. As always, the hope is to avoid getting struck by lightning. Scootie and other Ted fans might conjure up a Thunder Buddy to ward off thunder fears. Are your emotions tied to the weather? What are your weather rituals?
About halfway to the word quota, so I turn to This Day in History once again. On August 17, 1969, the Woodstock Music Festival concluded.
Conceived as "Three Days of Peace and Music," Woodstock was a product of a partnership between John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfield and Michael Lang. Their idea was to make enough money from the event to build a recording studio near the arty New York town of Woodstock. When they couldn't find an appropriate venue in the town itself, the promoters decided to hold the festival on a 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York--some 50 miles from Woodstock--owned by Max Yasgur.
And there you have it.