If it had happened 50 years ago, we’d have used different words to describe our recent big Humanity Project music fest and fundraiser. Words such as “groovy” and “far out” would have flowed in the wake of Goodstock. But Goodstock happened in August 2019, not August 1969. So instead we’ll simply call our all-day music extravaganza “awesome.”
Goodstock also was inspiring, an appropriate tribute to Woodstock on the exact 50th anniversary of that remarkable hippie happening in upstate New York.
During our Goodstock festival at Kelly Brothers in Fort Lauderdale, everyone seemed to feel an uplifting vibe right from the opening act at 2 p.m., a blues band called Hat & Matching Suitcase, until the final performers wrapped things up about eight hours later, a classic rock group called Fifth Wheel Trio. In between we were treated to fine performances of jazz, hip-hop, R&B, folk — even a rendition on electrified flute of The Star-Spangled Banner, with distortions reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix.
We can’t adequately describe what happened. But if you watch the short video clip below and glance through some of the many photos, you’ll get a small taste. Goodstock was awesome indeed … and very far out!