Originally Posted by Bobitis
During the mid 70's I had a 1957 27 window VW safari bus.
It was repleat with paisley window curtains and a twin size bed in the back.
I didn't go to Woodstock cuz my parents wouldn't have agreed.
People do change. I'm a perfect example.
Damn, I wish I still had that bus. It'd be worth 50-70K nowdays.
I'm still a hippie at heart. Does that make me bad?
I'll admit that woodstock sounded like a grand party! I made it as far as the bus station! The clerk called my DAD (insert want to DIE icon, here!) under the pretext of setting up the ticket! Dad does not remember this, now, but I DO!
"Hippie" was coined by the media to define the undefinable. I bet you always took baths, never stank (unless after a day at work), had a job, and didn't do the drug thing (scared of that s+++!), and would have 'gone' if drafted (my agreement with Dad).
They needed a narrow defination. 'Hippie' was that defination. Like most of what the media (then and now) conjures up, it bears little resemblance to what was actually happening.
'edit' - Hell, you're not 'bad' we just believed that the world could be changed. In the years following our youth, we've learned otherwise. (mods, sorry 'bout the 'hell', but it fits the context of the thought, and the years since.)