Last week we marked the 40th anniversary of the music festival Woodstock which ran from August 15 – 18, 1969. Woodstock brought us peace, love, granola and the most memorable music event in history. It also showcased the distinctive fashion sense and lifestyle that defined the Hippie generation.
The new movie Taking Woodstock is set to release on August 28th. The movie details how Woodstock found its venue on Max Yazgur’s farm and recounts the stories of the festival and music that defined the hippie generation. With all of the publicity commemorating the 40th anniversary of Woodstock and the release of the movie, the Hippie style is forecasted to be a top selling costume for Halloween. Many hippy costumes are available at www.costumesupercenter.com
For many teens and young adults, Taking Woodstock will be their first exposure not only to the Woodstock music festival but to the peace and love vibe of the hippy generation. The movie may serve as the portal for the younger generations to get a sense of the attitude, the style and the personality of the Hippy movement.
Today’s teens, much like the teens of the Woodstock generation share the same concerns. In 1969 the country was in a recession, we were fighting a senseless war and young adults were concerned for the state of the world, the environment and their economic future. In the midst of all of the turmoil, hippies maintained that love, peace and working together were the way to change the world. The philosophy of the hippie generation should speak volumes to today’s youth. Are you ready for a 60’s revival?