The word is year from Trifecta (Happy Anniversary), vanished from Velvet Verbosity (you rock) and the songs are Election Day by The Replacements and What's My Age Again? by Blink 182 for Lance's 100 Word Song (congrats on your latest publishing successes).
UNITED WE STAND
It was the year of 1969. People came together in unity to celebrate all the freedoms they shared. In droves they flocked to open fields and promises of rhythms they could throw their bodies into freely. Caked in mud, drowning in love, men and women alike danced through two days of history. All their inhibitions vanished in the wind. Everyone melted into an intoxicating atmosphere. The harsh reality that awaited their exit was no longer existent. They elected to play in the rain, splash in puddles and ignore the outside fury. After all, no one should take themselves so seriously.