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1969.07.19  Newport Folk Festival—Festival Field  Newport, RI

Evening concert

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julieort on 2010-Dec-20 at 07:46:54 GMT-5:
Was in boarding school at Newport this summer and our field trip was to this concert. Joni was on stage, barefoot with her guitar strapped over her shoulder. This was a time when women did not come on stage singularly and take the musical lead. Joni's talent and presence on that night became the tipping point for a woman to be the focus and star of the show. Joni was a role model for girls before it was even a concept; teaching us in her lyrics that it was ok to be smart, be yourself and take that step forward. From that eveing as a teen, Joni's music has been part of my life through high school, college, career, mom and grandma. Each song brings distinct memories from each era. This concert was within a week of Armstrong & Aldrin on the moon. It was an unforgettable time.
LizKay2010 on 2010-May-28 at 13:54:36 GMT-5:
JaneMurphy... I am sooo jealous of you! I've never seen Joni perform in concert and would have LOVED to attend this one.
janemurphy on 2009-Oct-03 at 18:40:24 GMT-5:
We stayed for the evening concert. There was that lovely green dress, the one I emulated and sewed for myself in crimson. On the way home late that night, we heard the Apollo 11 moon crew on the radio, and I believe that was the night that Chappaquidick happened... What a time to be alive. And the next day we had tix to the South Shore Music Circus show in Cohasset, the next town over from my hometown of Hingham. It was a Joni marathon, and it kinda made up for not making it to Woodstock, just like Joni!