A lot has changed since the 1960’s but at the same time, not much has changed at all. Our generation is living in such a profound time in history, a time where robots and flying cars are no longer science fiction. They are becoming our reality. We are evolving at hyper speed and innovating so many new ideas and inventions. With all this progress happening, the music scene has evolved a lot as well. We find ourselves creating music with computers. We are living in the future but in the same breath, we are also extremely similar to the past.

           The Woodstock Festival was a three-day concert (which rolled into a fourth day) that represented peace, love, and a celebration for life. This was expressed through fantastic live music and the gathering of beautiful people. This doesn’t sound too different from some of the amazing music festivals happening this summer. The Woodstock Music Festival of 1969 has become an icon of the 1960s hippie counterculture. The festivals of today definitely represent this generation’s hippie culture as well. With our capacity to create almost anything, we have seen music go in an interesting direction. A common theme we see among popular music is mixing the future with the past. Our generation has fallen in love with our ability to be slaying it on the electric guitar and mixing awesome beats at the same time. With an endless amount of possibilities for our generation, there is an endless amount of possibilities for our music.

           If you plan on attending any music festivals this summer, don’t be surprised if you find yourself having major déjà vu. Although it seems like we have changed and evolved way past the 60’s, we have not. Everything has changed in a way but stayed the same. At festivals this summer, don’t be shocked to see beautiful hippies running around with flowers in their hair and warmth in their smiles. Things have certainly evolved and transformed but the love for music and love for life is a recurring theme among festival goers.


 Written By: Meghan Hargaden

Written By: Meghan Hargaden