When ever I see photos of hippies, I can’t help but feel like history is repeating itself! I feel like ravers are modern day hippies and I know that if I was born in that time period, I would definitely be one too. There are many similarities between ravers and hippies. Here are a few things that I have noticed-
First off, we both live by similar sayings. Back then hippies lived by the saying “Peace And Love” and today us ravers live by “PLUR” which stands for “Peace, Love, Unity, Respect”. Both sayings have the peace and love in it, and even though hippies didn’t say the “Unity” and “Respect” part, both sayings sum up to the same thing. Both “Peace And Love” and “PLUR” are all about having peace and loving one another. It’s about everyone coming together as one to be happy together and spreading the good, loving vibes!
Another huge similarity would be our music festivals! Back then hippies had the legendary Woodstock festival and today we have Ultra, EDC and Tomorrow Land! What do Woodstock and all of our festivals have in common? Great music, thousands of people, and lots of good vibes! Woodstock was a festival where everyone came out to have a great time and enjoy the music together. Everyone was all about spreading peace and happiness and they all united as one to dance, enjoy the music and have a good time, and that is exactly what we do at raves and festivals today. We even traveled in similar ways! Back then everybody would travel together and gather up into a van, sometimes decorated with peace signs and flowers. Now ravers take road trips together and we gather up in a car, sometimes decorated with window paint letting everybody on the road know which festival we are going to! Both hippies and ravers have the same understanding that the music unites us all, but it’s not just about the music, it’s also about the connections you make with the people!
Hippies and ravers also have similar trends. I always feel inspired looking at photos of hippies back in the day! Bold patterns, tie dye and flower crowns are all things that you would see on both hippies and ravers. Back then, hippie style was all about colors and groovy prints, and today whether you are wearing a flower bra or a crop top, we pretty much follow those same style trends.
There are so many things that are alike when it comes to hippies and ravers, but one thing is for sure, we are both all about good vibes! It actually makes me wonder if decades from now history will repeat itself again in a similar way! Whether you are talking about the trends the festivals or the words we live by, all hippies and ravers really want is to be happy, unite through the music, spread the love and enjoy life!