Academy Award winning Taiwanese director Ang Lee’s (李安) latest film Taking Woodstock was released in Taiwan last week. The film looks at the generation defining concert from the perspective of Elliot Tiber who has written a book of the same name.
Dan Bloom has written an article on his blog looking at what Woodstock means to some foreign residents of Taiwan (update: edited version at The Wild East). The article includes a quote from me even though I wasn’t even born when the Woodstock concert took place in 1969.
The article mentions a number of Taiwan music festivals such as Spring Scream and Hohaiyan. The event in Taiwan that is probably closest to Woodstock in spirit is the annual Peace Festival. This year it is happening near Hualian on 6-8 November.
Have you seen Taking Woodstock? Have you had your own Woodstock experience? Let me know what you think in the comments.