Sunday, June 19, 2011

Hippy Power

The tickets never arrived. They were using a home grown system. The help line was overrun and they could not keep up with email traffic. We were deciding whether it was worth driving to the show and not getting in. We did and it was no problem. We explained the problem to the hippy at the “ticket solutions” tent and he sent us into the festival.

I’m talking about the Clearwater Music & Environmental Festival at Croton Point Park in New York. The music drew us to the event, but the diversity of thought at this event was stimulating. In April 2009, I posted a blog about forcing yourself to become immersed in Gen Y diversity. This weekend was about being overcome by Boomer diversity. Clearwater has an interesting way of exposing one to a world displaying where all the hippies landed. The event was “zero waste” and energy neutral. The 30 plus activist booths included knowledgeable and passionate people of many causes. It was an eye opening experience.

What did you do this month to meet a group of people outside you normal sphere? Can you inquire and learn from people you do not necessarily agree with?


Mark Gavoor said...

Hippy or Hippie?

Hippy could be what the flower children of the past have become over the years...


Anonymous said...

Hi John, Thanks for another inspiring blog! I worked with Clearwater a number of years ago and share your enthusiastic opinion of them. We hoisted sails, learned sea chanteys and, despite the pouring rain and the rocking boat, had a wonderful time. Glad you enjoyed them also! MJ

John Bishop said...

Mark - I knew something did not look right!

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