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Old 03-18-2008, 06:46 AM
 
Location: New Orleans Louisiana
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Back around 1970, when Vietnam was coming to a close and Woodstock was still a recent memory I remember doing something that was really crazy. We frequented a lounge at the time in New Orleans...which was (appropriately) called the Village. We were attending college at LSUNO(now UNO), and we had been hearing about this thing called streaking that people were doing in other places. The Village had two doors, one in front and one in the back. Our plan was to run in the front door and of course...out the back. A simple hormone induced 20 year-olds well thought out plan lol. So 4 or 5 of us made it inside in the door, totally in the buff, with a bar full of people pointing and laughing, but when we got to the back door...we suddenly stopped. A huge padlock was on the door. The element of surprise was lost..but we somehow got turned around and looking more like deer in the headlights than streakers made it safely out the front door. We almost died laughing though...

Anyone remember anything wild or shocking they did in the 60's or 70's?
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:48 AM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Since I was 7 in the "Summer of Love" - not very much.
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Old 03-18-2008, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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Oh my. Yes I remember some things, but I have spent most of my adult life trying to forget them. LOL Not sure I want to post them here, but thank you for sharing.
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Old 03-18-2008, 01:47 PM
 
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As people say,"If you remember the '60s, you weren't there." I was also a little too young, just caught the tailend of things in the early 1970s. And no, I'm not posting.
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Old 03-18-2008, 03:55 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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Oh, boy! I remember everything. The music. The solidarity . There was a song that had the words :

We laughed & thought
we'd never grow old....
We thought we could sit forever in fun.
But, out chances really
were a million to one
.

I actually recall a conversation that I had with my friends to the effect that , well, we would just NEVER grow old.
I don't know what we were thinking....
I guess that's how all young people think. Lol.
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Old 03-19-2008, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I missed all the fun, like woodstock, the anti-war demos, etc...i was in the Navy during the 60's...and when i returned from Asia..i went to college and then got married... i think i missed some interesting times and the culture of the 60's...my younger brother went through those times as a teenager...i am always envious when i hear his stories.
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Old 03-19-2008, 05:59 PM
 
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I dunno about wild, since I was born in 1954 and was a kid during most of the 60's, but when our local high school team won the Saturday afternoon football games, we'd drive around town doing 'Chinese Fire Drills'. We'd pile into a friend's car (Seatbelts? What were those?) and if we stopped at a red light, we'd all jump out of the car except the driver and run around the car until the light turned green. Then we'd all jump back into the car and take off. We thought we were soooooo cool and funny.
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Old 03-19-2008, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Lovelock, NV - Anchorage, AK
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Those were the days, I was raised in Long Beach California and the days were absolutey great. I remember the Beach Boys really playing music on the beach. We really did some crazy stuff most of it very fun loving stuff, some times not so legal but fun still. I often said that if I could do it over I would do the same thing with just a hint more excitement in it. I lived in a sense right next door to the Watts riot and that was pretty nasty. anyways those days were the best you know the flower girls, love, peace. not war. Long straight hair big hoop earings hip hugger pants with the hems frayed and dragging the ground. Can you say Hot Pants with wedge high heels.
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Those were the days is right! I drove to San Francisco in a VW Beetle with a friend of mine to see her mom and dad. We actually slept in the car at rest areas (no funds for a motel of course)! We were out there 2 weeks and acted totally crazy. My friend was older than me (married and divorced by 22) and her life goal was, well maybe I shouldn't post it, lets say she wanted to move to Nevada to start her own business.

I remember wearing leather hot pants with a matching vest, bright red! I also bought a skin tight black jump suit, oh my gosh the way I used to dress! As soon as we got back, we took the train in to Chicago and went to Old Town, me in my black jump suit! When I think of those times, I was so naiive and I'm lucky to be around to talk about them!
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I was born in 1959, so the 60's for me were growing up on a farm, and not exposed to much. Then the US Navy when I graduated, just as the US was pulling out of Vietnam, but I got the Vietnam Era GI Bill. I got out of the Navy for a bit, and went to college. Where I learned the value of a pension. I went back into the Navy, and I retired on pension in 2001.

So I am one of many retired baby-boomers
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