Hippie Movement It was originally a youth movement that arose in the United States during the mid-1960s, swiftly spreading to other countries around the world. This new subculture inherited some countercultural values from the Beat Generation and, to a lesser extent, German Naturism. An important base was the city of San Francisco, California. Actually, the first hippies were studying in the university of San Francisco
Hippie Movement Another key influence was the American folk music movement which had a strong base in Greenwich Village in New York and Berkeley in California A. Chandler Laughlin III was the founder of a folk music concert bar called Red Dog Saloon. In the summer of 1965, Laughlin recruited much of the talent that led to California's unique blend of traditional folk music and rock, and started a tour.
Hippie Movement In January 1967, the Human Be-In in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco popularized the hippie culture, leading to the legendary Summer of Love on the West Coast of the United States, and the 1969 Woodstock Festival on the East Coast.
Hippie Movement The movement itself had neither ideological or political organization defined, but generally tended to ideas about the prospect of libertarian socialism and environmentalism.
Hippie Movement The cause that led many hippies to join the social protest was the Vietnam War. In some cases there were lineups to a broader political perspective, and even the utopian proposals, led to a radical existential practice which was the emergence of intentional hippy communities.
Hippie look The male hippie icon was usually a man with hair and a beard much longer than what was considered "elegant" at the time. Both sexes tended to wear long hair and some hippies wore Afro style, imitating blacks. Among women there was a tendency not to wear a bra and not to shave their armpits or legs.
HIPPIE look One way to break the existing social patterns was something as simple as wearing pants at the hip, making the person look sloppy. Therefore, one of the meanings of the word hippie, is person who wears the pants at the hip
Woodstock Woodstock (Woodstock. 3 Days of Peace & Music) is one of the best-known rock festivals and most famous Hippie congregations ever. It took place on a farm in Bethel, New York, on 15, 16, 17 and the morning of August 18, 1969. Few crimes were committed during the festival, in contrast to the claims that the festival was intended as a celebration of peace and love.
Decline of the hippie movement The media fuss about the events of Altamont and the Charles Manson´s case discredited hippies Parts of the hippie look, such as the long hair or flared trousers, became mere fashion followed by many young people around the United States. Around 1980, the hippie look became just a fashion style.
The press lost interest in this subculture. On their part, many former hippies integrated into the mainstream of thought and social and economic systems that they previously had rejected.