Did you know that over 500,000 men and women attended the music and arts festival called Woodstock ? Countless numbers of Hippies attended the festival because the hippie movement was just beginning in 1960’s . This unique group of people participated in activities such as going to festivals, dressed in a way that went against the mainstream, and had very different personalities.
Being a hippie was more than just a fashion statement it was a new way of life that was introduced in the 60’s. Some major changes in the 60s was the uses of drugs such as Marijuana and LSD used by the hippies. Along with the drug use that hippies commonly used was the new fashion trends. All of the sudden young men started to grow beards, and let their hair grow down past their shoulders. Then women started dressing in Psychedelic colors and were dressing in ways nobody ever has seen. Then once the crazy astounding hippie style emerged men and women started to wear bell bottom jeans, tie dye shirts, headbands, and sandals. At times men and women would even go barefoot, some women would even go braless! Some other hippie styles that were common were fringed buckskins, vests, caftans, mexican peasant blouses and gypsy style skirts was what most women commonly dressed like. Although for other conservative hippie styles there was more of a lounging type of style such as men and women wearing pajamas with a tunic top of some sort.
Hippies also has a different perspective of music and they enjoyed many of the artists that regular men and women did not. Hippies also enjoyed regular music too such as the Beatles. One thing that comes to mind when i think of 60s music is the british invasion of music. The british music groups had great success in the U.S. in the mid 60s(Defining Decades). The beatles were the first group to create the british breakthrough, and they will go down in history for one of the best bands to ever live. Rock music was defined by a number of different sub-genres, such as folk rock, psychedelic rock and surf rock, among others (Defining Decades). Psychedelic rock grew from the genre folk rock but evolved with the drug culture that hippies were bringing on to society.
Hippies had a different lifestyle and it was always relaxed and never to worried. All the kids were dropping out of college and starting music groups and wanting to travel with their friends to the far reaches of the planet. Hippies tended to be more laid back and gentle than the average person and they liked to wear colorful clothing and use marijuana. They also shared intelligent curiosity, customs for morals, recrecreational drugs, tastes in music, literature and philosophy, all of this was what put them outside the mainstream in the 60s from everybody else around them. Hippies also tended to use the Drug LSD which causes hallucinogenic events. Psychedelic art and music allowed the hippies to experience the mind blowing qualities of LSD without actually taking the drug. Hippies really...