Hippiefest is a must-see
August 10, 2009 - 6:37am
Hippiefest is drawing not only people who grew up with the music of the '60s, but also their children. (WTOP Photo/Mark Segraves) Mark Segraves, wtop.com
WASHINGTON - Get out your tie-dye and load up the minibus, Hippiefest is coming to town.
The rock-and-roll road show that mixes the blue-eyed soul music of the Rascals, the mega-hits of Three Dog Night and the hard rock edge of Mountain makes its way to Wolf Trap Tuesday night.
Hippiefest isn't just for fans of Top 40 music from the 1960s. For those who still turn the radio up every time "Good Lovin" comes on, this tour is a must see.
For the youth of America who never heard "Mississippi Queen" before their parents bought them Rock Band or Guitar Hero, Hippiefest is a must see.
For those of you who didn't get out to FedEx Field to see Paul McCartney and are nostalgic for the Beatles, Hippiefest is a must see.
And for anyone who wonders what rock concerts were like before light shows, Jumbotrons, digitally enhanced mixes and sampling, Hippiefest is a must see.
At first glance, it would be easy to dismiss this tour has a last gasp of a bunch of relics clinging to life support. Anyone who has paid to see Chuck Berry in the past 15 years knows what a disappointment can sound like. That's not the case with this tour. In fact, it's quite the opposite.
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