This from an astute Maroon reader
Mr. Powers, I can't help but notice thatWell, lets break the silence. The Heyworth Happening rocked hard and was even caught on film. I stopped at the Normal Theater today, they didn't know much about it, but the crowd at the Circle the night before remembered it well and did their best to recreate the Incident on the Northside of Wapella via Karaoke.
www.wapella.com, has been silent on
the just past 40th anniversary of Heyworth Rock Festival at Kickappo
Creek. There is a documentary showing Tuesday night in Normal.
T-Shirts are being sold by one of Heyworth's finest Kerry Kidwell &
family. Was Wapella simply uneffected by hippees in rural McLean
County? Those of us Clintucky need to know!
i was there, but not at the concert. My grandmother lived on a farm that the "creek" ran through. I remember them thinking that drug crazed hippies were going to overrun the place. I was 10.... I remember it being no big deal in the end as far as trouble. My grandmothers farm was safe and that event was talked about for quite awhile.
which sounds much more likely.