Sunday, January 31, 2010

Music - Music - Music

Way back in 1969 there was a little music festival called "Woodstock" - a couple of you may have heard of it!!!. Then on March 26th, 1970 the Woodstock Movie was released, and later that year it was released in Australia. As two 17 ½ year old girls my cousin Susan and I just had to go and see it. Also being that age we thought we might go have a couple of drinks prior to seeing the movie – even though legal drinking age in OZ is 18. Well a couple of drinks turned into a lot of drinks – way to many in fact. We still went to see the movie, but all I can remember is both of us singing really loud in the theatre. All the grown ups must have been really pissed of with us. Now where am I going with this story? Well the movie was on TV here a couple of weeks ago, so I taped it, and that is how I spent my “Davine Time” today. I sat and watched the “Woodstock Movie”. Mmmm didn’t remember one second of it!! Looking back at it now as an adult, some was a bit daggy, but I still would have loved to have been there. I would love to know if any of my friends out there actually went to Woodstock.

Then in 1972 the Music Festivals hit Australia and I have my chance to go to “Mulwala” which was held on the border of New South Wales and Victoria. None of my girlfriends went as they were either not allowed or just didn’t want to. So I went with two very good male friends of mine – Bruno & Ed. Mum only let me go because she knew the two boys very well and knew the would look after me. Then in 1973 I went to "Sunbury Pop Festival" with a group of friends which included my future now ex. One of the headline bands at almost all the festivals of my day was "Billy Torpe & The Aztecs", oh how sexy Billy Thorpe was then and also when he got older. Sadly he was taken from us way way to early. As I am now and was then very much into my music I remember both of these festival as being happy times and a very important reason I am the person I am today.

*** “Davine Time” update – As I’ve mentioned I sat in my comfy chair and watched “Woodstock, but I also had a lovely bubble bath with my homemade “Desert Sands Bath Salts”.


  1. Yes, Woodstock was a huge event for us in our youth. Sadly, I didn't get to go either and had to watch the movie, but it had an effect on most of us.

  2. LOL that's too funny that you went to see that movie after a "few" beverages! Great way to spend some "me" time, reminiscing about the good old days! :-)

  3. Woodstock was when I was just a wee lass...I think they had a reunion recently?

  4. Woodstock scared the hell out of my parents. Oh my goodness. That and the musical Hair. I was and still am a dyed (tied dyed that is)in the wool hippy. At first it was to piss of my parents but then it was soooooooo romantical and groovy. Makes me hungry for extra special brownies just talking about it.
    On another note, and yet not, I found this wonderful soap seller on Etsy....Wicked Soaps and she has this fabulous soap called Dirty Dreaded Hippy. I bought some, took a long shower and here comes Sweet Man asking WTH I was doing? Smelled extra hippy like. Wow, you should try some on for Davine time. Lovely nag champa/patcholli concoction. Smells like every head shop I've ever been in. (((((((hippy hugs)))))))))

  5. Thanks for sharing, awesome stories there. I must see this movie... its on the to-do list.

  6. I have Australian readers and they are all full of life. Must be in the water!

  7. Hi Davine! I almost lost my Hippie Card for not attending, but I had friends that made it up there - does that count? I was sure there in spirit!

  8. How could I ever forget that night, I still love all of that daggy concert and also all the memories that are not quite suitable for your blog. We sure had some good times and still do, we might be older but not any wiser,boy could I tell your blog readers a thing or two!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Lucy & Dick - Yes I agree it had an influence for people all over the world.
    Darlene - Isn't it fun having a laugh at our past.
    Penniwig - It's a pity that most reunions don't seem to match up to the originals.
    Linda - Oh I think I would love the smell of that soap. I get called a hippy all the time. Not sure why!!
    Move with me - It's a good movie just a bit daggy for these times.
    Ken - Yeah I think it is the water - we are all a bit different down here.
    Suzen - Yeah it counts that your friends went.
    Susie - We certainly do know how to have fun don't we? You just keep all you know to yourself.


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