hello, august 15 (throwback thursday)

It’s August 15, which means that I have halfway accomplished my goal of blogging every day this month. Writing a daily post with some sort of insightful analysis might actually be an insane commitment, and it definitely has some insane deadlines (like, every day). That’s probably why I enjoy it so much– though I can’t ignore the fact that it’s makin’ me tired, tired, tired.

So instead of some writing, here’s a bit of history from August 15, from the Newsweek Archivist.

The Woodstock Festival began 44 years ago today.

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Now, here’s a throwback. My first music festival, summer 2007 in Tulsa. D-Fest certainly wasn’t Woodstock, but I got to see Shiny Toy Guns, Amos Lee (!), and The Flaming Lips (!!!). I was sixteen years old, blonde, and hopelessly unsure of myself but keen to find myself in new places.

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(photo credit courtesy of Kelley, way ahead of the time with her purple hair)

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