Barak Goodman, the man behind ‘Three Days That Defined A Generation’, notices that the current situation faced by organizer Michael Lang has ‘an eerie resonance of the original.’
The director of “Woodstock” movie “Three Days That Defined A Generation” is confident this summer’s 50th anniversary festival will go ahead, despite financial issues, insisting it’s “eerily similar” to the way the original came together.
Barak Goodman has urged music fans not to give up hope on the star-studded event, because organiser Michael Lang almost didn’t get the first festival off the ground in 1969.
“Michael (Lang) has a particular way of working, I gather from what I heard, which is a little bit of the seat of his pants, flying on the edge, but he manages to get a lot done,” the filmmaker tells WENN.
“It’s got a lot of momentum, let’s hope it gets there. I wish them the best of luck with it. It sort of has an eerie resonance of the original; the kind of last-minute struggle to get it actually mounted. It does seem like the anniversary concerts are a bit cursed – every time they try to do one, something goes wrong!.”
“I wonder if the original festival had its moment of ‘you’re not gonna repeat me so don’t even try’, but I do hope that it happens.”
Lang is trying to save his Watkins Glen, New York festival in August after his financial backers pulled out and announced the event had been cancelled.