Mud, music and about 400,000 people: At the Woodstock-Festival 50 years ago, the alternative beatnik and hippie movement became a mass phenomenon. “Woodstock” still stands for love and peace, for Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, for the Age of Aquarius. And for a lot of rain – hence the mud. The whole festival achieved cult status, and a few images surreptitiously found their way into the cultural memory: Jimi Hendrix with his guitar and his version of the “Star-spangled banner,” young people laughing and dancing in the rain, with their naked feet sunk in mud – and also possibly one of the best-known buses in the world, the Light bus. A Volkswagen T1, a Bulli, wild and anarchic, painted with esoteric symbols in vibrant colors.
The “Light bus” is back!
Woodstock – the myth. The Volkswagen 1 – another myth. The two came into contact 50 years ago and shaped an era. For the anniversary of the festival, the painted Light bus is now back on the American highways and byways.