HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. (WCJB) - Nostalgia is in the air at the Woodstock Revisited Musical Festival, and for those who have a personal connection to Woodstock, they’re happy to see that it’s still being celebrated 50 years later.
Looking back to 1969, Woodstock represented a time of music, peace, and comradery for many.
“I was a veteran, but I was a veteran of peace, not a veteran of the war,” said Dean Mogelgaard.
“I really feel like I’m a part of Woodstock nation. It’s a feeling, it’s something that lives inside your heart that changes your life," said Larry Behnke.
Although he couldn’t make it to the famous festival himself, Behnke says he’s heard countless stories from people who were there.
“The people I’ve talked to who went said that that was one of the high points of their lives, and it affected their lives tremendously,” said Behnke.
He’s been collecting Woodstock memorabilia ever since, hoping to one day open a museum.
Now, 50 years later, the spirit of Woodstock is being celebrated once again.
“I’m all about keeping our spirits high with the music, and that’s what this festival’s all about,” said Mogelgaard.
The Woodstock Revisited Musical Festival will continue through Sunday, August 18 at the Lions Club in High Springs.
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