I know what you're here for. Just fast forward to an hour and twenty four minutes to see the Hell's Angel stab the guy in the head.
No the black dude pulls a knife because Hell's Angels are terrifying and racist, which is probably the stupidest thing to do with hell's angels. Then the hell's angel shoots the black dude to death.
Actually, the real story is that the black kid was high off his ass and had been starting fights all throughout the concert. When he got up on stage and was taken off of it he pulled a gun at which point a Hell's Angel moved in and stabbed him after the kid already shot in the air one time according to other people at the concert.
I have no love for the Hell's Angels, but in this instance, the guy who knifed him was in the right. He was found not guilty and rightly so. The black kid would have undoubtedly killed someone, most likely someone on stage, had there not been any intervention.
The only ones right in this instance were the Grateful Dead, who took one look at the location and the mood of the crowd, said "fuck this" and left without unpacking their gear because they just new nothing good was going to come of it.
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I believe the black guy has a gun. You see his gun, in freeeze-frame silhouette on a film editor's screen, but you don't really see him being killed.
The significance of this death eludes me. It's been sold as the symbolic end of the hippie era, and enshrined in myth. The Stones were supposed to be playing "Sympathy For The Devil" when it happened, I've actually read that in a book about Mick Jagger... but anybody who sees the footage can see that they're playing "Under My Thumb".
Anybody here to see a good documentary that captures a time and place that's gone forever? Anybody want to see a great band at their peak? Anybody?
This is a good movie but it's no Cocksucker Blues.
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