Westport Does Woodstock

Okay, it wasn’t exactly Woodstock.

There was wine, not weed.

Lawn chairs replaced sleeping bags.

But the Levitt Pavilion opened its 39th season tonight with a ’60s band, and the landfill next to the library was as packed as Yasgur’s farm 43 years ago.

The group — whose members have backed Paul McCartney, The Beach Boys, Mick Jagger, the Bee Gees, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Ronnie Spector and more — played a wide range of the greatest music in the world: “Soul Kitchen,” “Got to Get You Into My life,” “Sunny Afternoon” and “Mr. Spaceman,” to name 4.

In between songs there were ads for Mr. Clean, the “Addams Family” theme music, and a promo for the WMCA Good Guys.

The audience ranged from 8 to 80, as they say. Many were in their 60s — befitting a ’60s tribute band.

They all had fun fun fun till their daddy took their T-Bird away.

A small part of the big crowd tonight at the Levitt.

All the instruments and amps (and musicians) came from the ’60s.

Get on up and dance to the music!

7 responses to “Westport Does Woodstock

  1. Janice Beecher

    So, who’s the band?

    • An all-star lineup featuring Keith Richards, Roger McGuinn, Neil Young, Donovan, Eric Burdon, Smokey Robinson and Sly Stone.

      I wish. Just 5 musicians who have recorded and toured with some great bands and artists, and interpret some kick-ass music real well.

  2. Well reported Dan … Go Levitt for yet another fantastic season of pleasurable entertainment … It looked like a full house … Glad to see so many Westport friends.

  3. My all time favorite bumper sticker “I might be getting old but I saw all the good bands”

    • Amen, saw this the other day and it really sums up the difference between good old music and today’s music:

      Led Zeppelin- 1975: If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you. When mountains crumble to the sea, there will still be you and me. Kind woman, I give you my all, Kind woman, nothing more.

      Nicki Minaj- 2012: You a stupid hoe, you a, you a stupid hoe, you a stupid hoe, you a stupid hoe, you a stupid hoe, (yeah) you a, you a stupid hoe, you a stupid hoe, you a, you a stupid hoe (stupid, stupid), you a stupid hoe, you a, you a stupid hoe (stupid, stupid), you a stupid hoe, you a, you a stupid hoe (stupid, stupid) (stupid, stupid)

  4. On the other hand, we also listened to:

    Remember when you ran away and I got on my knees and begged you not to leave because I’d go berserk? Well, you left me anyhow and the days got worse and worse and now you see I’ve gone completely out of my mind.

    And they’re coming to take me away Ha Ha They’re coming to take me away ho ho he he ha ha to the funny farm where life is beautiful all the time, and I’ll be happy to see those nice young men in their clean white coats and they’re coming to take me away ha ha

  5. Astounding is the number of n words and motherf words that are used in one “song”