Tuesday, August 07, 2007

You can own Woodstock
Max Yasgur's farm for sale

Yasgur's farm, site of the Woodstock Festival, can be yours for only $8 million

The farm that hosted the most famous rock festival of all time, Woodstock, is for sale ... although you won't be able to buy the actual field where the music came alive in 1969.

Max Yasgur's old 103-acre farm near Bethel, N.Y., is on the block for $8 million. The parcel includes Max's original 2,000-square-foot farmhouse, a 5,000-square-foot home and a huge barn. The field where it happened already belong to the Bethel Center for the Arts and isn't for sale.

Now, what would you do with such a rock 'n' roll relic? Invite Country Joe and the Fish for drinks? Spread the rumor that the farmhouse is haunted by the ghosts of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jerry Garcia and Keith Moon? Set up a soy and granola stand out by the road? Hire the guys from Sha-Na-Na to shovel cow manure? Ask Joe Cocker to come in through the bathroom window?

As much as I'd love to share a bottle of wine with Grace Slick on the porch, if I had $8 million to spend on a rock souvenir (or a jet or an island or a small African country), I might pick Graceland.

2 comments:

SingingSkies said...

Why, Ron, you gather your friends together until you have enough shekels and then set up a commune, of course! How else would you honor one of the icons of the era?

Anonymous said...

I am not even sure what Woodstock even means any more? Maybe just $8 million. or less according so some http://blog.housefront.com/?p=101#respon
I am really confused by the whole thing. Life use to be so simple!

Jen