YARI PLAINS, Colombia — It was a sort of Woodstock Colombian style. But there were no drugs or alcohol, and instead of barefoot hippies frolicking to rock music those jamming out are leftist rebels in knee-high rubber boots.
As the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia gathers for its final conference as a guerrilla army they’re taking time to celebrate with music a peace accord they hope will bring an end to a half-century of bloodshed.
On Sunday night, hundreds took time from the all-day proceedings for a concert with big-name acts from Bogota as well as some homespun groups with names like “The Rebels of the South.”
The concert took place on a giant stage complete with a fog machine dropped in the middle of Colombia’s southern plains where the conference is taking place.