50 years ago, in upstate New York, music history was made as a bunch of rock-lovers crowded onto a patch of muddy farmland for what is now remembered as maybe the greatest music festival of all time: Woodstock. To celebrate the event's gold anniversary, another festival is being staged.
Unfortunately, people don't seem quite as enthused about this new lineup as they were about the original's.
It's time #Woodstock50☮️♥️🎵 https://t.co/gvyCXegh6F— WOODSTOCK (@WOODSTOCK) 1553038236.0
There was definitely some interest in some of the show's more veteran acts...
Robert Plant and John Fogerty? Sign me up. https://t.co/ChzioBvTZp— stephanie (@stephanie) 1553041664.0
...but many Twitter users couldn't help but feel like the choice of artists didn't quite "fit."
the Woodstock 50 lineup looks like it was curated by someone who's only exposure to music has been through the Gram… https://t.co/3yWDoFpUyF— bianca davino (@bianca davino) 1553042563.0
Imagine telling your kids you saw Imagine Dragons at Woodstock and your kids immediately punching you in the face https://t.co/ONoEsfoMHQ— Ryan Mac (@Ryan Mac) 1553041954.0
@woodstockfest Whoever is in charge of putting together the band/artist lineup for this legendary festival should b… https://t.co/f9ywFM6d6a— Shawn (@Shawn) 1553047042.0
There were definitely some strong opinions on Twitter about what kind of music should and shouldn't be included at Woodstock 50.
@woodstockfest I know there needs to be a verity of music for this to be called Woodstock, but to have this event w… https://t.co/6RNaU9IFU4— ben (@ben) 1553040369.0
@woodstockfest I’ve never heard of 95% of these people— Jennifer M (@Jennifer M) 1553039166.0
Other people took different issues with the festival, pointing out its location and price.
A tiny (upstate New York) hill I will die on is that the original Woodstock was in Bethel, New York and there is a… https://t.co/RpC0MjcEFR— Heidi N. Moore (@Heidi N. Moore) 1553042706.0
Hypothetically speaking, if you told me that I gotta go all three days, including camping? The starting price is 20… https://t.co/DRQLopsFUO— Jim Murray (@Jim Murray) 1553041996.0
This is more like a TMZ expo, than a genuine rerun of Woodstock. I reckon a real Woodstock II would headline peopl… https://t.co/K9UGMmYrOp— 🌎 Richard Alexander (@🌎 Richard Alexander) 1553042858.0
Still, despite the jokes, there were also some people who were skeptical but interested.
I was a bit taken aback when the Woodstock poster said “3 Days of Peace...” and the 1st band listed is named “The Killers”.— Alika Hope (@Alika Hope) 1553042796.0
The line-up looks very Coachella-ish. But, slightly better. Santana, John Fogerty, The Killers, Robert Plant, Greta… https://t.co/DsL40Ajl0M— Dedrick Hendrix (@Dedrick Hendrix) 1553042685.0
It’s like the people who made the Woodstock lineup didn’t know what Woodstock was. Where is Lana Del Rey? Gambino?… https://t.co/TbmWRaywNR— leya. (@leya.) 1553043384.0
santana and robert plant were meant to be there. no doubt about it. legends. icons. and i think it’s funny greta va… https://t.co/bBPtZf83nm— fab lab lad™ (@fab lab lad™) 1553041973.0
Perhaps the success of Woodstock was an accident that we'll never be able to replicate.
Idk how I feel about the Woodstock revival thing... I just don’t think people now are capable of recreating that an… https://t.co/3MjWJ9jMRw— Miss Rave United States (@Miss Rave United States) 1553023181.0
Idk yall that woodstock lineup aint it and the fact i know those tickets are gunna be the same bullshit ass prices… https://t.co/ERCEgwoIqQ— AnanáFiend (@AnanáFiend) 1553042867.0
Seems like its just a money grab and just so inauthentic, i see people makin the 'well woodstock did have tickets p… https://t.co/oZo1sslPhI— AnanáFiend (@AnanáFiend) 1553043085.0
You had some of the greatests acts of the time performing for a -mostly- free crowd, and you will never see that sh… https://t.co/efzxoUCUD7— AnanáFiend (@AnanáFiend) 1553043194.0
Of course, the bands who will be playing at the show expressed nothing but excitement!
Woodstock, one of the most important events in music history, will be celebrating it’s 50th birthday this summer, a… https://t.co/RHhoql6Ic7— The Lumineers (@The Lumineers) 1553039454.0
yeah for fucks sake I can’t believe I’m saying this but I’m headlining fucking Woodstock. fuck me. see you there 🌻 https://t.co/33YhapHOXC— h (@h) 1553038953.0
Woodstock ⚡️ Saturday, August 17th ⚡️Tickets available April 22nd at https://t.co/E9kHZBYysW #woodstock50 https://t.co/Gr7Qhp3opw— The Black Keys (@The Black Keys) 1553038694.0
But as the festival approaches, fans will be spending their time thinking this to themselves:
@woodstockfest https://t.co/1RzMv8aLNE— Sean Eric (@Sean Eric) 1553046677.0