Texas International Pop Festival Limited Edition Poster T-shirt


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The Texas International Pop Festival was held at Lewisville, Texas, on Labour Day weekend, August 30 to September 1, 1969, just a couple of weeks after Woodstock. The site for the event was an open field just south and west of the newly opened Dallas International Motor Speedway. It's a festival that has gone down in history as one of the best and most successful in terms of vibe and music, if not in terms of making a profit.

A lot of the music has come out over the years both officially and unofficially. The Led Zeppelin bootleg of their set is a classic, with both great sound quality and a tremendous performance. I have the Johnny Winter set too and he is on red hot form. The Ten Years After set is another must-listen bootleg.

The festival was the brainchild of Angus G. Wynne III (sounds like a character in an Eddie Murphy movie about an identity swap), son of Angus G. Wynne, the founder of the Six Flags Over Texas Amusement Park. Wynne was a concert promoter who had attended the hugely successful Atlanta International Pop Festival on the July Fourth weekend. He decided to put a festival on near Dallas, and joined with the Atlanta festival's main organizer, Alex Cooley, forming the company Interpop Superfest. Groovy name, baby.

Bands performing at the festival were: Canned Heat, Chicago Transit Authority, James Cotton, Delaney and Bonnie and Friends, Grand Funk Railroad, Incredible String Band, Janis Joplin, B.B. King, Freddie King, Led Zeppelin, Herbie Mann, Nazz, Rotary Connection, Sam and Dave, Santana, Shiva's Headband, Sly and the Family Stone, Space Opera, Spirit, Sweetwater, Ten Years After, Tony Joe White and Johnny Winter.

North of the festival site was the camp ground on Lewisville Lake, where the local good folk were shocked to see hippies getting naked and no doubt the offended locals lingered just long enough to make sure they were indeed without clothes. This was what the local Man had feared. Freaky deaky kids left, right and centre, doing weird stuff and generally being far out. That's why they'd tried to stop it happening. It was also why the local paper's editorials had spoken out against the festival too.

By this stage in 1969, putting on a festival always had to fight the same issues. It became almost a cliche for the local council, zoning board, sheriff or whomever to be against it but for the promoters - always far sharper and more clever - to find a way around all the injunctions and protestations.

Even as the festival happened, the Dallas Morning News was getting itself into a proper righteous rage. "Young people assembling to hear music is one thing. Young people assembling in unspeakable costumes, half-naked, defying proprietary and scorning morality is another.' They headlined the piece "Nausea at Lewisville."

What a lot of rubbish. What 'unspeakable costumes' would anyone have been wearing? Half-naked? Only half?! But they were behind the times, expressing dated attitudes that were simply no longer relevant.

There was a free stage on the campground, where some bands played after their main stage gig and several bands not playing on the main stage also performed. It was on this stage that Wavy Gravy, head of the Hog Farmcommune, apparently acquired his name, possibly due to his abilities with a packet of Bisto.

The Merry Pranksters, Ken Kesey's team of acid-drenched loons, was in charge of the free stage and camping area. While Kesey was neither at the Texas event nor at Woodstock, his right-hand man, Ken Babbs, and his psychedelic bus Furthur were. The Hog Farm provided security, a trip tent, and free food. Attendance is estimated between 120,000 and 150,000. As with Woodstock, there were no violent crimes reported. There was one death, due to heatstroke, and one birth. One in and one out. The universe in harmony.

The Festival was set to begin at 4:00 p.m. each day. Grand Funk Railroad, who were really making a big impression on the festival circuit - and whose 1970 Live album cover featured a photo taken at the Atlanta festival (announced as Grand Funk Railway) opened all three days and played through the afternoon heat till the 4:00 p.m. opening band. BB King played all three nights and told the same jokes and stories, perhaps thinking he had a different 150,000 person crowd for each show. Ha ha..I love that. BB, dude, we've heard this before!

It didn't rain, it wasn't unbearably hot and food and water didn't run out. This helped the whole event work. 3,000 fried chickens were donated from Minnie Pearl Inc to the Hog Farm. Will no-one think of the vegetarians, maaaan?

The festival was so relatively problem-free that on the final day both the mayor and the city's police chief, Ralph Adams, climbed onstage and congratulated the audience on its good behaviour.

You have really shown us older people you know what you are doing, Adams said. Some of them should take an example from this.

That was a very magnanimous thing to say and was often mirrored at other festivals. All too often, The Man thought Hippie was going to kick off, but obviously, as we know, hippie only wanted to get high, get a groove on and dig the music,

In the end, the Lewisville festival lost Wynne and his fellow organizers around $100,000. Ooops. Yeah but it ain't about the bread, man. Especially when it's not my bread.

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Returns & Exchanges

If you need to change size or colour or design, or just fancy a refund, it’s all cool. I can sort all of this out for you. 

But, as of 8th Jan 2024 we have had to introduce a handling fee of £5 for returns, which will be deducted from your refund.
All our shirts are printed to order, so it means we have a lot of wasted stock when we make a size exchange, or if someone orders two sizes in order to return one.
Please note, you will also need to pay your own return shipping. 

So before ordering - please measure your size and choose correctly -  see size chart 

When returning an item it must arrive with us in it’s original condition. Wearing it down the pub on a Friday night out, getting it covered in Guinness and setting light to it via a badly rolled reefer, then returning it on Monday, is understandable, but not allowed by the karma pixies who govern our lives. And we don't want to upset the karma pixies now, do we? 

If your item is in any way faulty then please contact me immediately, send a photo of the issue and I will get a replacement organised. For clarity, the concept of faulty does not include stains from a lamb dhansak you have spilled down yourself after consuming 8 pints of lager.  For faulty items there will be no return fee.

Before making a return, please email me boss@djtees.com with your order number, and what you want to happen - a refund, or a different size/colour/design. I can then make it happen because I am all powerful, can change my clothes in a phone box and can fire spider webs from places I didn't know I even had. Possibly.

You will always be dealing with me, Johnny, because DJTees is so small and niche that I do all admin. Don't worry, I don't bite, or at least not unless you are a sausage. I do bite sausages.

If you'd love a t-shirt but are totally skint, drop me a line and I'll see what I can do. 


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