A hippie sometimes spelled hippy   is a member of the counterculture of the s , originally a youth movement that began in the United States during the mids and spread to other countries around the world. The origins of the terms hip and hep are uncertain. By the s, both had become part of African American jive slang and meant "sophisticated; currently fashionable; fully up-to-date". Hippies created their own communities, listened to psychedelic music , embraced the sexual revolution , and many used drugs such as marijuana and LSD to explore altered states of consciousness. In the United Kingdom in , many gathered at the gigantic Isle of Wight Festival with a crowd of around , people. Hippie fashion and values had a major effect on culture, influencing popular music , television, film, literature, and the arts.
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Source: Some Killer Stories. In the mids, a never before seen hippie counter-culture blossomed throughout the United States, inciting both the Flower Power movement as well as the general revulsion of more straight-laced, Ward Cleaver-esque Americans. No longer wanting to keep up with the Joneses or confine themselves to white picket-fenced corrals of repressive and Puritanical sexual norms, these fresh-faced masses would soon come to be known as Hippies. Source: Family Of Love. Source: Gen Fash. With this also came a new epoch of fashion, film and literature; one which would grow out of the San Francisco valley and spill into the daily lives of the masses at home and abroad within the span of a couple of years. As mentioned previously, the concept of Flower Power also emerged as a passive resistance to the Vietnam War during the late s.
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And if it ever seemed odd that everyone who was around at the time seemed to be indulging in all of the above, a survey today reveals why. Parents who have been trying to impress their children have resorted to exaggeration and outright lies over what they did during the flower power decade. Claims of liberated teenage years at love-ins and being at live Beatles gigs have led to the coining of a new phrase - generational gazumping - to describe somethings desperately trying to appear cool.