Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Woodstock Era Hippies Awake To Play 15 Minute Concert For OccupyWallSt Squatters

The only thing missing was the rainstorm, the mud, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix (LA Slimes).

There was relief when rock 'n' roll legends David Crosby and Graham Nash appeared Tuesday afternoon to perform for Occupy Wall Street protesters at Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan.

The last time word went out that there was to be a free mini-concert — by Radiohead — at the Occupy Wall Street encampment, the park was overwhelmed with people, but the musicians never showed.

But the white-haired Crosby and Nash, with guitars slung over their shoulders, played for about 15 minutes. They performed two protest songs, ending with “Teach Your Children.” Though many in the crowd were 20-somethings, everyone sang along with the aging rockers — of long-ago beloved Crosby, Nash, Stills & Young — and repeated after Crosby when the longtime antiwar activist started chanting, “No more war.”

Although the protest camp is filled with tents and preparing for winter, Tuesday’s sunshine, unseasonably high temperatures and the sound of a crowd of mostly young people singing “Military Madness” gave the park a Woodstock feeling.

Here's some footage of today....

Ooops, sorry! Wrong hippie gathering, but the mess they leave behind is similar.

I'll bet the only reason David Crosby was among the squatters today was because he needed to make a drug deal, and his dealer is probably there.

Some hippies never grow up, they still act as if it's still 1969.


Beer, Bicycles and the VRWC said...

Why aren't entertainers considered part of the 1%?

Alan W. Wright said...

Or maybe Crosby is donating more sperm for childless lesbian couples...