Summer of Love – 40 Years Later
I must admit, after posting the videos (below) I was surfing around for all things hippieish and ran across this notice in The Economist of all places.
This weekend San Francisco will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Some of the original bands of that time have agreed to attend the festivities to be held in Golden Gate Park. The article compares that time to now.
In 1967, segregationist governors were still in power in the South. Race riots convulsed America, killing dozens in Detroit and Newark. … America’s involvement in Iraq is more unpopular now than the Vietnam war was in 1967. In early August, 57% of Americans said that sending troops to Iraq was a mistake, compared with 41% who thought in July 1967 that it was a mistake to send troops to Vietnam.
Classic rock music, tie dyed t-shirts, granny dresses, flowers in long hair and probably a little smoke. I missed it the first time and I’m gonna miss it again. Damn.