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Hipster vs Hippie: Summer of Love 1967

July 01, 2021 2 min read

If you think about it, flower children aren’t all that different from your bearded, matcha-latte-drinking hipster — even the hippie aesthetic and hipster style have a lot in common. Here’s what’s changed (and stayed the same!) in the 50 years since the free love hippies ruled the Summer of Love.

Movie Tickets: Then - A movie ticket cost a mere $1.25. Now - The average movie ticket price is $8.67. We still like holding hands during the scary parts, though.

Marriage: In 1967, the Supreme Court declared interracial marriage constitutional in the Loving vs. Virginia case. 48 years later, gay marriage was ruled constitutional by the SCOTUS in Obergefell vs. Hodges. #winning

Housing: In 1967 the whole picket fence dream was about the same price as a used car today. But family is family, even if you four are squished into a two-bed rental, right? 

Wage Gaps: Then - The federal minimum wage was raised to $1.40 an hour. Now -Women still earn $0.80 to the male dollar. We’re working to change that.

War and Peace: In 1967, 475,000 troops were serving in Vietnam,while the free love hippies protested day and night. In 2021, we’re embroiled in controversial Middle Eastern conflicts.

Memories: Then - A brand new Polaroid camera cost $50. Now - We’re endlessly documenting everything from meals to big moments on our smartphones.

Must-Haves: Then - A crisp $20 would buy you two Parker Pen sets. Now - A $20 digital swipe of your card buys you a feel-good, artisan-made LOVE bracelet.

When it comes down to it, we’re still down to smoke a doobie (inthese eight states), listen to the Grateful Dead, and hit up a disco. Just call us the new hippies.

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