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Inside the Limited-Edition "Woodstock Experience" Box Set

August 14, 2009 4:56 PM ET

Part of the Woodstock experience in our photo gallery looking back at the landmark festival comes straight from The Woodstock Experience, an awe-inspiring limited-edition box set from Genesis Publications that features rarely seen shots snapped by Dan Garson — who nabbed a press pass as a 17-year-old Woodstock attendee — as well as images by the fest's photographer Henry Diltz. Shepard Fairey designed the set's cover (as well as Rolling Stone's current cover), and promoter Michael Lang contributed his hand-drawn festival map along with contracts and memos. The set's run is limited to 1,000 copies signed by Lang and Arlo Guthrie, who penned its preface. Check out the full set:

Woodstock Experience the signed, handmade limited edition book of 1,000 copies is available through Genesis Publications

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Song Stories

“Whoomp! (There It Is)”

Tag Team | 1993

Cecil Glenn — a.k.a., "D.C." — was a cook at Magic City, a nude dance club in Atlanta, when he first heard women shout "Whoomp — there it is!" Inspired by the party chant, he and partner Steve "Roll'n" Gibson wrote a song around it. Undaunted by label rejections, they borrowed $2,500 from Glenn's parents and pressed 800 singles, which quickly sold out in the Atlanta area. A record deal came soon after. Glenn said the song was meant for positive partying. "If you're going to say 'Whoomp there it is,' and you're doing something negative, we'd rather it not have come out of your mouth."

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