|Date||Sometime in August, just stop on by...|
|Place||Exercise Yard, Fort Creedy|
|Description||An outdoor concert celebrating the counterculture of the hippie movement.|
What is Creedystock?
The festival celebrates the counterculture of the late 1960s – early 1970s and the "hippie era". Thirty-two of the best-known musicians of the day (both those still living and those currently undead) are scheduled to appear during the weekend.
The festival is coming amidst military conflict abroad and racial discord at home. It is the biggest bash for the counterculture to date and is a reminder of the youthful hedonism and excess of the 60s. It is a culmination of what the counterculture meant — the bands appeal to a generation that is questioning the direction of American society. Many of the biggest artists of the 60s (both alive and dead) will be performing at the Festival, and it is their influence on the youth that is bringing them together to a yard in Creedy to struggle against bad weather, food shortages and poor sanitation. The site of Creedystock will become, for four days, a countercultural mini-nation. Minds are open, drugs are available and "love" is "free". It is a festival where nearly 400,000 "hippies" will come together to celebrate under the slogan of "three days of brains and music".
As this will be one of the largest concert events in the history of Malton, inhabitants of Pitneybank are getting ready to accommodate the event's patrons. Remembering the lessons hard-learned at Stanstock, a thousand port-a-johns are being imported into the suburb to be stationed near Fort Creedy. Also, some individuals in the MEMS have volunteered to run a medical tent for injured patrons.
Several members of the hippie movement, remembering their protests of the Vietnam War and other American military actions, are speaking out against the American military presence in Malton. As such, tensions have become strained between the hippie patrons of the concert and the military groups stationed in Fort Creedy.
The hippies have continued to peacefully protest the military presence, though on several occasions violence has broken out, as members of various military groups have attacked unarmed protesters.
Scheduled artists and songs include the following:
- Richie Havens
1. High Flyin' Zed 2. I Can't Revive It Any More 3. With a Little FAK from My Friends 4. Stanbury Fields Forever 5. Pray, Jude 6. I Had A Shotgun
1. Waiting (For A Revive) 2. You Just Don't Care 3. Savor (Your Brains) 4. Ridleybank Jingo 5. Revivification
- Zombie Janis Joplin
1. Nam Nam Nam Your Hand 2. As Good As You've Been To This Malton 3. To Haag Somebody 4. Zammahaam 5. Try (Just A Little Bit Harder) 6. Zambah Blues 7. Can't Turn you Loose (Or You'll Eat Me) 8. Bite of My Heart
- Grateful Dead (with Zombie Jerry Garcia)
1. St. Stephen's 2. Mama Tried (To Keep The Barricades Up) 3. Dark Star/High Time 4. Turn Off That Love Light's Genny
- Creedence Clearwater Revival
1. Died in the Bayou 2. Green Syringe 3. Ninety-Nine and a Half Deaths (Won't Do) 4. Blackmoor Commotion 5. Barricade 6. Bad Moon Killing 7. Dead Mary
- The Who
1. Heaven and Malton 2. Eyesight to the Dead 3. Barhahmaz 4. Revive Queen 5. Headshot Wizard 6. We're Not Gonna Make It 7. My Generator
- Zombie Jimi Hendrix
1. Message to Love 2. Hear My Train A Crashin' 3. Fort Perryn Magic 4. Red Necrotech 5. The Blood-Spattered Banner 6. Tastymind 7. Foxy PKer 8. Purple Bra!nz
- Bob Dylan
1. Positively 4th Streets is Watchin' 2. Knockin' on Creedy's Door 3. Rainy Day Zombies #12 and 35 4. Can You Please Jump out Your Window 5. Tangled Up in Grasp 6. Mrh?in' in the Wind 7. Blood on the Training Ground
- The promoters contacted Zombie John Lennon, requesting The Beatles to perform. Lennon said that the Beatles would not play unless Yoko Ono's Plastic Ono Band could also play. The promoters promptly turned him down.
- The Doors were considered as a potential performing band, but recently canceled. There is a widely spread legend that Zombie Jim Morrison, in a fit of paranoia, is fearful that someone would try to Headshot him while he was onstage.
- Jethro Tull has refused to perform; Ian Anderson is reported to have said he "doesn't want to spend [his] weekend in a field of unwashed zombies".