18:54, Thu 20 Sep 2012
Collin Lieberg & Claire Wooldridge are both graduate students at Warwick University. Their discussion looks at festivals in early modern Venice and how they related to the re-emergence of festivals in 1960s and 1970s, such as Woodstock and the Isle of Wight. It examines the importance of music and identification of a lived experience by analysing the make-up of singers/bands and crowds. In addition, Collin and Claire reflect on the vicarious experience of those who did not attend festivals, and discuss whether the new media available in the 1960s made for a qualitatively different experience of festivals from outside.
(MP3 format, 10:24, 4.4 MB