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A hippie(or hippy) is a member of a “counterculture”, it’s actually a youth movement that started in the United States and the United Kingdom during the mid-1960s. Since then it spread to other countries around the world. The word hippie originally came from “hipster” and was initially used to describe “beatniks” who had moved into New York City’s Greenwich Village and San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district. It first got popularity in San Francisco by Herb Caen, who was a journalist for the San Francisco Chronicle. It can be said that origination of the term hip and hep are uncertain but by 1940 both these words became part of African American jive slang. The Beats adopted the term hip, and early hippies inherited the language and “countercultural” values of the Beat Generation. They created their own communities, listened to psychedelic music, embraced the sexual revolution, and used drugs such as marijuana, LSD, peyote and psilocybin mushrooms to explore altered states of consciousness.
We came across lots of things about hippies. Now we would dive deeper into their fashion. Hippie fashion and values had a major effect on culture, influencing popular music, television, film, literature, and the arts. Since the 1960s, many aspects of hippie culture have been assimilated by mainstream society. The religious and cultural diversity espoused by the hippies has gained widespread acceptance, and Eastern philosophy and spiritual concepts have reached a larger audience.
It might be the case that many of us may not believe that our grandparent’s generation was most likely a part of that amazing revolution of love. There are lots of pictures available in net and these pictures reveal the fact that without drugs, good music, and activism, we would not have the best aspects of the modern world we live in.
In the first picture, we see two couples standing in the midst of Woodstock 1969. And in the picture, there are many other people in the background. Actually, Woodstock was nothing but a kind of festival meant for music that attracted an audience of over 4 lakh people. In Woodstock, hippies were found dancing in the field even at the time of rain.
Woburn Abbey is a place in Bedfordshire, England. It’s a country house and in 1967 a festival was organized by hippies called Love in. They have rejoiced in this event. In lots of pics, hippies are shown topless and in one of the pics we see a lady hippie who was topless in the crowd at Knebworth rock festival in 1979.
Those who are young hippies, they often pass around a joint. It was really the era of free love as boys and girls are always found together and nowadays everything’s fake. Hippie movement was a huge one and they even participated in protests. In 22nd June 1970, a young woman was seen topless, having body paint drawn on her body was attracting onlookers at the music festival of the Rising Sun at Mantorf, Sweden. Hippies loved music and there was plenty of dancing as because the music was amazing. They loved to paint colors on their faces and bodies and sometimes liked to wear flowers also. They didn’t even fear to move topless all the time as their habit was to paint their bare bodies. They love to dance and after that, they had to jump into ponds for a quick natural bath. So by seeing all these, we can say that yes our grandparent’s had a cool and awesome life.