Soviet Union: Tired? Nyet!

Woodstock, Yerevan style

The ecstatic festival of peace, love and shattering music was a far cry from its Aquarian inspiration. True, there were crowds, of a sort. Over nine days, 79,000 rock fans chanted lyrics, swayed from side to side, and occasionally danced in the grandstands to the thumping sounds and prancing antics of their daringly costumed, idolized performers. But most male haircuts in the audience were trim and short, and there was no topless boogying, unabashed sex or potluck pot.

Still, it would do. For the Soviets, the festival was a mini-Woodstock similar...

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