You're right when you said the era was coming to a close around that time, WindAtMyBack. Commercialism was setting in, cops were becoming bigger ass holes and, yeah, disco. Ugggh.My friends and I saw Star Wars in a theater when it first came out. It was the first movie with thanks sound. I'm sure we were really high and the movie blew our minds from the very opening scene. I saw this photo somewhere else and decided to share it because it's always interesting to me to see what people who are older now looked like when they were young. You and I were about the same age as those kids in line. I had long hair, was a lead guitarist and vocalist in hard rock bands, surfer, skateboarder, partied like a Viking, and was rebellious in my views toward government and authority. I kinda still am.
The thing about this picture is that it looks so real. So many pictures you see from the 60s or 70s don't look like what normal people looked like. They try to show some fashion or event that was not typical.One thing that looks odd to me is how loose their jeans are. I was thinking people were wearing a lot tighter jeans than that. But maybe that was earlier in the 70s.I was also wondering how many of those guys were stoned when that picture was taken. A lot I imagine. I even zoomed in to see if anyone was passing a joint, but didn't see any.
I don't recall tight jeans. I didn't even know they sold any. Bell bottoms or regular jeans were more popular.As far as passing joints, no lie. People were always passing doobs around. That shit was ubiquitous. We smoked everywhere, hell, in theaters, Disneyland, and especially concerts, right?
They were fairly common where I lived in the Midwest. I just glanced through my senior yearbook from high school. The jeans were not as tight as I remembered, but were still fairly common. They were definitely more snug than in that picture. I'd guess a third were snug in the butt and thighs, and maybe the crotch, then flared out below the knee.The smokiest places I remember were the midnight movies. They were usually in smaller theaters, with very large numbers joints going around. We'd watch stuff like Fantasia, Fantastic Planet, Yellow Submarine, etc.I think I got a contact high just watching this trailer. :)www.youtube.com/watch
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My paternal grandfather was born in 1895.
Same here, OlderAndWiser. I was talking to the young people here who think boomers are fuddy duddies.
Great photo, though. :-)
Great photos! :-)