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How old is an 'aging hippie'?

Asked by elbanditoroso (33230points) 3 weeks ago

I’ve run across that phrase twice in the last two weeks – once in a short story I was reading, and once as a description in a novel.

In both cases, the character was relatively minor to the plot, but was described this way, presumably, to contrast with the younger protagonist.

How old is an aging hippie, in your mind?

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jca2's avatar

Seventy and up.

chyna's avatar

Late 60’s on up. I say that based on the Vietnam War being over in 1975. I equate that war with hippies in my mind.

canidmajor's avatar

Me! Me! Dis me! (70)

janbb's avatar

I would say 70 and above is an “aged hippie” but much younger than that and you aren’t old enough to have been a hippie. But then Willie Nelson and Keith Richard are ageless!

jca2's avatar

@janbb Very logical math and that’s how I arose at my assumption.

zenvelo's avatar

I would say over 72 as of today, because @chyna, the last draftees sent to Viet Nam were born in 1952.In 1972 Nixon announced no more draftees sent to Nam.

Also, people born after 1952 were too young to really understand the Summer of Love.

SnipSnip's avatar

Who knows?!

Blackwater_Park's avatar

70+ Aka my mom.

Forever_Free's avatar

70 or 80 years old. Groovy Man!
Watch out for “the man”

flutherother's avatar

Such a cruel phrase. As long as they listen to the music age will never matter.

Brian1946's avatar

Any hippie who uses their Medicare card to score free weed.
Any hippie who still uses or used to use terms such as, “Outasight”, “Groovy”, or “Far out”, and ends them with ””.

Any hippie who grooved at the Summer Solstice celebration at Golden Gate Park on June 21, 1967. So far, I’m the only one I know that was there.
I know of some who attended, such as the Grateful Dead and Big Brother & the Holding Company


“Dis me !”

Isn’t there a theme park for aging hippies called Dismeland? ;-)


I think there’s a Califlowerpower version of that chair that has a bong holder. ;)

seawulf575's avatar

There are no more aging hippies. They are all old hippies by this point.

canidmajor's avatar

^^^ If we’re not dead, we’re still aging! :-)

Dutchess_III's avatar

You can’t get weed with your Medicare card! Trust me. I know.

cookieman's avatar

At 52, I consider myself an aging hipster.

Dutchess_III's avatar

You had to be alive in the 60s and 70s.

zenvelo's avatar

^^^^^^ @Dutchess_III Actually, you needed tp be alive in the 1950s, better if you were born in the 1940s.

canidmajor's avatar

You have such a narrow definition of “hippy”.

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