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The highlights are, of course, the music. All the artists are great. Richie Havens bellowing out "Freedom", while we find out (thanks to the camera) that he has no upper teeth. The Who giving a smashing excerpt from the rock opera Tommy. Joe Cocker wheezing his rendition of the Beatles "With a Little Help from my Friends". Country Joe Macdonald playing his "I-feel-like-I'm-fixing-to-die-Rag" while a bouncing ball flashes on the screen. And finally, the climax, with Jimi Hendrix's beautiful, electric guitar rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner", the only good version of a song that is truly bad.
The nice thing about this film is that it shows that one million people can get together and not cause riots. Scenes of children, police officers, bikers, army helicopters sending down blankets and supplies, the musicians and even a Port-O-San man show how they are all Woodstock People. I think that the recent Woodstock was just a block party compared to this touching festival. It's too bad that you can't go back to the garden.