Review: Barefoot in Babylon by Bob Spitz

Title: Barefoot in Babylon – The Creation of Woodstock Music Festival 1969

Author: Bob Spitz

Pages: 480

Publisher: Penguin

The Blurb

Fifty years ago, the Woodstock Music Festival defined a generation. Yet, there was much more than peace and love driving that long weekend the summer of 1969. In Barefoot in Babylon, journalist and New York Times bestselling author Bob Spitz gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Woodstock, from its inception and the incredible musicians that performed to its scandals and the darker side of the peace movement. With a new introduction, as well as maps, set lists, and a breakdown of all the personalities involved, Barefoot in Babylon is a must-read for anyone who was there—or wishes they were.

The Review

Unfortunately a DNF for me.

Barefoot in Babylon should have explored the fun and the excitement of Woodstock but I feel like it was far too heavy and I couldn’t find the fun.

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