The Vortex presents Nixon @ Woodstock
This year’s annual event will pay homage to another August happening, the 50th anniversary of the legendary Woodstock Festival held near Bethel, New York in 1969. It’s the perfect mix of good live music and political satire.
Richard Nixon was in the first year of his presidency in ‘69, the winner of a razor-thin election victory that profoundly divided the country and left him deeply mired in a war he promised to swiftly end. Documents opened recently at the LBJ Library now prove that Nixon actively colluded with a foreign government (South Vietnam) to stall LBJ’s Vietnam Peace Talks and narrowly become the successful “Peace with Honor” candidate.
Did Nixon really show up at this massive gathering of young people in August of ’69 to lead the “Fish Cheer?” Did Abbie Hoffman charge the stage in protest during The Who’s set only to get cold-cocked by Pete Townsend? Did the “Brown Acid” turn out to be just day old brownies?\
All these mysteries and more will be addressed during this annual satirical take on Tricky Dick featuring live festival music rendered by Austin’s own Jack’s Garage.