|Actual cover by the actual Cal Schenkel|
by Howard Kaylan with Jeff Tamarkin
A few years back my buddy Alan scored some tickets to Hippiefest, the Rock and Roll nostalgia show then schlepping across 'Merka during the Summer of Love, aka 2009. As is our wont when attending concerts, we went early for the people watching.
It could have been was the name "Hippiefest." Or else it could have been the fact that Hippiefest included, along with The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night, Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals, Joey Molland of Badfinger and Leslie West with a tribute to Mountain; all '60s icons. Regardless, the audience was a veritable sea of tie die. Alan (who is 13 years younger than me) and I laughed and made fun of all the old, decrepid Hippies wallowing in ponytails and nostalgia -- until I realized I was one.