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Ozark Mountain Music Festival of 1974

4/23/08 in Locker Room   |   jhawker1957   |   41 respect

This has absolutely nothing to do with sports, but was a big event in my life, (I was 17 at the time) so when I came across this website, I thought I would share it with you all :)
Open this web site (see link below) , it is about the Ozark Mountain Music Festival of 1974 in Sedalia, MO. at the Mo. state fair grounds.
 
http://rodsievers.googlepages.com/ozarkmusicfestival
Fred , Rich , Dan, & some chick we knew from Topeka (Kim I think was her name) and 2 others as I remember; 7 of us total, but not sure who the other 2 were. LOL We all loaded up in Dan's mom's station wagon and we arrived 2 days early. The article talks about the campers west of fairgrounds before the concert even began, well we were part of that group too. Then the day the concert began we were able to drive from that campground and park inside the fairgrounds in the middle of the track, which is where we camped until we came home.
It was party time for sure and the reflections in the article are true as my memory serves me. But as much as I remember the drugs, the running over the brim porta-potty's, the heat and people passing out from heat exhaustion, & the nudity & prostitution, what really sticks out the most in my mind was the music. We were treated to 3 days of the best music of that time, numerous bands showed up not mentioned in the article.
The heat was unbearable as it was over 100 degrees every day, but it was a time and culture that is etched in my memory forever.
Fred was the only one in our group that bought a ticket. (which made him mad)
Well I just wanted to share this with you, it was definitely a concert for the ages, closest to Woodstock as I ever saw!
~Alan
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5/24/09   |   oinky24

What a fun time events is that to your life Allan its cool !  

2/7/09   |   Vickie62   |   155 respect

Loved the website, that would have been something to see and enjoy! Sorry to have missed it.

1/5/09   |   SusanVette   |   8694 respect

Sounds like such a fun time. Sorry I missed it and I thank you for sharing it.

8/11/08   |   jhawker1957   |   41 respect

moonsweetheart wrote:
I was there--came over the fence, walked around with my friend Brenda & never slept the whole time (we had help), remember standing right in front of Glenn Frey's boot during Eagles' set, and the last band we saw on Sunday was America--a shining moment in my memory!  We drank orange juice from the Ass Kickin Chicken stand from Emporia, KS--they ran out of chicken but not orange juice!  I never had a negative moment, except for having to pee in the woods--one of the greatest experiences in my life--wouldn't change a thing!

Cool, I'm from Emporia  wasn't that fun, I probably walked right by you LOL, I was so close to Ted Nugent I could have grabbed his hair!

8/11/08   |   jhawker1957   |   41 respect

sapphire_and_diamond wrote:
Thanks so much for sharing this.

You're welcome! It was a wild and crazy time LOL

8/11/08   |   sapphire_and_diamond

Thanks so much for sharing this.

8/10/08   |   moonsweetheart

I was there--came over the fence, walked around with my friend Brenda & never slept the whole time (we had help), remember standing right in front of Glenn Frey's boot during Eagles' set, and the last band we saw on Sunday was America--a shining moment in my memory!  We drank orange juice from the Ass Kickin Chicken stand from Emporia, KS--they ran out of chicken but not orange juice!  I never had a negative moment, except for having to pee in the woods--one of the greatest experiences in my life--wouldn't change a thing!

7/4/08   |   jhawker1957   |   41 respect

rockisrighton wrote:
I was there too, best concert of all time, more bands than woodstock ! I have more about it on my website with pictures ! http://rockisrighton.googlepages.com

Awesome, Thanks! Wasn't that a blast!  

6/24/08   |   rockisrighton

I was there too, best concert of all time, more bands than woodstock ! I have more about it on my website with pictures ! http://rockisrighton.googlepages.com

4/23/08   |   jhawker1957   |   41 respect

You all can pack up and visit me anytime LOL

4/23/08   |   Raven73   |   103 respect

I loved the website! When do we all pack up and come visit you? That is a wonderful recap. If nothing else, it's wonderful because you remembered it!