Woodstock East

August 2, 2008 | By Bridget Burns | Creative

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This week Kostrzyn, Poland hosted the three day International Woodstock Festival. By “Woodstock” they might have been referring to rock bands playing, muddy fields, water dancing, flirtation and “getting high”. 2008′s Woodstock festival (left/top) boasted more logos, fewer bare breasts, children and L.S.D. than the Woodstock festival that took place in New York state in 1969 (right/bottom), but the aim is essentially the same. The Polish version is cursed with a heavy dose of nostalgia, and if the vibe seems a little forced perhaps this is why. This millennium’s Woodstock has been taking place annually since 2004 and is Europe’s largest outdoor music festival. Americans may not have heard of it because most of the many bands who perform are from the European Union. Check out Woodstock #1 and Woodstock International here. Which one would you rather be at?

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