Revolution without pants: how was hanging out hippies of the 60'sPictolic
"Rabbit spend too much time on the cabbage leaf, in the 69th year was the famous Woodstock festival" — composed Yegor Letov on the album "Pryg-Skok". It's been 50 years after August 1969, when half a million progressive young people gathered from all corners of America to the farm field near the town of Bethel in upstate new York. To find this place, the organizers were uneasy, they were denied at that time hippies were considered a sources of contagion, defect and communism, owners of shops and cafes hung a sign Hippies use back door ("For the hippies through the back door"). In Woodstock were known to the municipality, where at one time was hanging out with Bob Dylan, and the festival kept the name but moved.
Expected no more than 50 thousand spectators, but already before the festival has sold one hundred thousand tickets — "penetration" for all three days was $ 18. Another 250 thousand people, according to estimates of the police, were free. For the first time in the history of rock and roll collected a crowd. It seemed that muddy field at Woodstock was the epitome of the "revolution of flowers". Known anti-war activist Abbie Hoffman announced the "birth of a nation Woodstock". Right he was only in the sense that the generation of the left youth of the 60's a quarter of a century has held senior positions in the United States. The most famous example — bill Clinton. The rights to the name Woodstock and all the paraphernalia belong to Warner Brothers.
In 1969 Charles Manson and made hippies community "Manson Family", in 1970 formed the Red Brigades... Here is a compilation of testimonies of a romantic revolutionary trip of the late 60s, as long as the revolution of colors has not yet spilled over into bloody frenzy.
1. Woodstock,1969. Rock fan on the car, painted anti-war slogans.
2. UK, August 1969. Hippies and rock fans on the beach during the festival "white Pop island".
3. Woodstock, 1969. Wild skunk keenly interested in what dreams tired after the concert, the flower children.
4. October 1, 1969. Hundreds of hippies from the United States flocked to Hawaii to finally relax in the sun. They complained that the locals dislike them.
5. Rock-a fan shares a toke with a friend during a concert in Hyde Park.
6. 1 August, 1969, Woodstock. The black guy relaxes in a relaxed pose waiting for the concert.
7. 1970: Dancing hippies and students during the festival "white Pop island". UK.
8. 1969: Hippie youth is saved from heat in Central Park.
9. June 10, 1967. Abbie Hoffman (left) and Anita Kushner (right) is an American political and public figures, sitting on either side of Linn house, the priest newamericanow Church during a wedding ceremony in Central Park in new York. Newamericamedia the Church fought for the legalization of LSD.
10. Hipsters of the late ' 60s. the Hair in the Negro style, hippie outfit.
11. Family hippie commune Mystic Arts. Dad Ron (former programmer) and mom Nancy (a graduate of Cambridge) read the children a bedtime story.
12. The hippie at the festival field. Woodstock, August 1969.
13. Woodstock. The legendary hippie-vagen in war paint.
14. Hygienic procedure in the family the commune of hippie Mystic Arts.
15. August 31, 1969. The crowd at the concert of Bob Dylan during the festival "white Pop island", UK.
16. Dancing girl during the Magic Mountain Music festival, which took place at the top of the mountain Tamalpais near San Francisco, in early June 1967. Usually I think that the first American rock festival was the Monterey Pop Festival, but actually he passed two weeks later.
17. 1970. Flower children focused much natural vegetation on the body.
18. June 1967, New York. The members of the community Group Image. Dad plays with a three-year Running deer, his wife Karen used to wear the title of "most frigid Housewives of the Midwest". Now Karen is adept of the religion hippie.
19. San Francisco, CA, October 6, 1967. More than 100 protesters conducted a ritual "Death of hippie" in the center of the famous district of Haight-Ashbury.
20. Hippies protesting against the prohibition to sleep on the street.
21. UK, August 1969. On the beach during the festival "white Pop island".