The idea of Woodstock as counterculture was dug up, chopped in a blender and sold as a high protein smoothie today by the USA Today, which published a fawning review of a $600.00 book of Woodstock concert photographs. The photographs are, like most others, of teenagers hanging around, looking bored/stoned. In the review, “rock journalist” Rona Elliot says of Woodstock “To say it was mellow is an understatement. You could just sit there and watch and be entertained. No texting, no immediate gratification.”
Yes, no immediate gratification, just a place where you could just sit and be entertained. You have to remember, this was the 60s. They didn’t know about the dangerous effects of turning your brain off back then.