|The Very Last 60s Marathon Finishes Friday!!!
The Green Man opens at 7:09 p.m. Half a century ago, in 1969, everything changed. Recall the culture, vibe, and events of those far-out days, with a focus on history, during the last Great Anachronistic Déjà Vu 60s Marathon. We’ll hear, in order of official debut date, every hit you remember or forgot from July through December of ‘69. With so much music, this blowout has required two weekends. Celebrating goes longer than usual—ending sometime after 11 this Fri. Please costume and bring anything groovy, man.
Background: 60s parties began in 1979. Most notable is their astounding length: nine hours originally, expanding to 12, 14, and 38 hours over these 40 years, often filling an entire weekend, day and night. The other hallmark is presenting the pop and rock tunes in chronological order. It’s as if a radio signal returned to Earth after a trip to the outer limits of the universe, faithfully replaying all songs from the era. Every attendee finds something to dig, and Baby Boomers delight in reliving their formative years. Besides dressing in miniskirts, tie-dye, bell-bottoms, and beads, revelers enjoy Volkswagen painting, graffiti wall scrawling, and uninhibited gyrating. Floor pallets and crash pads are provided for die-hard overnight guests. — from Party Weird
Secret Passage: For revelers wishing to avoid crowded roads on a Friday evening, here’s an alternate route: From downtown, travel north on the I-35 frontage road, east on Manor, and then north on Berkman, which leads through the Mueller development and into Windsor Park. Here’s a map. Try it!
Looking forward to grooving with you!