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Subject: Re: Remembering Vortex 1 Estacada Ore. 1970


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karen,John's sister (RIP,John Meehan)
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Date Posted: 13:00:48 02/02/15 Mon
In reply to: Valaska 's message, "Re: Remembering Vortex 1 Estacada Ore. 1970" on 01:31:33 04/06/07 Fri

>>Looking for anyone that was at the 1970 rock fest. in
>>Estacada Oregon, McIver Park, Vortex 1. Just want ot
>>know what you remember and looking for pictures
>>Thanks
>
>My family moved from Hawaii to Oregon in late 1969. My
>maternal uncle worked for the park service and lived
>just out of town in Estacada. We went to visit as my
>mother was raised in Estacada/Viola area. Driving
>through on the first day of the concert I remember the
>lines of cars for miles and miles lined up on both
>sides of the road - barely enough room to get a single
>line of cars through - lots of people walking to get
>to the concert. It took us a long, long time to get
>through. I remember passing by the McKenzie river and
>seeing a lot of people buck naked, covered in mud.
>They had made a slide down the side of the enbankment
>and were running and sliding down into the river and
>then climbing back up the bank. I remember my mom
>having a fit and trying to get my brother to cover my
>eyes in the back seat of the care so I wouldn't see
>the full spectrum of human genitalia! Too late, mom.
>My dad and I went in my uncle's park service truck the
>day after the concert and the mess was incredible.
>Clothes, shoes, diapers, underwear, garbage, beer
>bottles - the place was a mess. I heard years later
>some of the consessioners were selling pot in Frito
>Lay chip bags during the concert.

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