If You Go To San Francisco Paul Losch's Community Blog, posted by Paul Losch, a resident of the Community Center neighborhood, on Jun 20, 2012 at 7:18 pm Paul Losch is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
Posted by Bruce, a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Jun 21, 2012 at 3:59 pm
Sharon -- Are you suggesting that "sex, drugs and rock & roll" are all terrible things that negatively influence our children and should be avoided at all costs? Without sex, you wouldn't exist. Without drugs, some people would be in pain for years. Without rock & roll -- well, let's just say the world would be a very dull place. And your comment about rap -- a broad and unfair generalization -- shows that you have probably never heard any, making a judgement about something you know nothing about (and saying sex leads to HIV/AIDS is also pretty ridiculous). Loosen up Sharon -- life doesn't have to be so uptight.
Posted by Bruce, a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Jun 21, 2012 at 4:10 pm
Karen -- OK, I'll bite. Why exactly do you think the kids in the video are "spoiled"? None of them look particularly wealthy to me. And I didn't see any footage of actual drug use, so why exactly do you assume they are "hooked on drugs"? Because people are dancing and having fun they must be on drugs?
Posted by American Idiot, a resident of Los Altos, on Jun 21, 2012 at 5:02 pm
OutsideObserver and Sharon paint a picture of a destroyed generation "The so called " summer of love " destroyed a generation of young kids" that they imply only OuttedObserver, Gary and Sharon survived.
All those 55-65 year olds that I know. Must be lying about their age, or hiding something. Geez, they look so normal. I thought they might all be dead, but the census tells us otherwise.
Funny thing, there were a lot of that age group, along with a lot of young kids at the Orpheum the other night. To see AMERICAN IDIOT. A great time, a great show, great music! Only nit? I didn't care for that many strobe lights at my advanced age of "55-65".
I'll leave it to others to draw the obvious conclusions regarding how the title American Idiot applies.
Posted by Karen, a resident of the Fairmeadow neighborhood, on Jun 21, 2012 at 5:17 pm
>Karen -- OK, I'll bite. Why exactly do you think the kids in the video are "spoiled"?
Because I was there, and I was one of them. Most of them were spoilt brats from upper middle class families, like me. As an adult, I now realize how naive I was. However, I did have a lot of sex...and venereal disease...and sterlity. My life was changed by the 'summer of love', for the worse.
Posted by American Idiot, a resident of Los Altos, on Jun 21, 2012 at 5:54 pm
As always, ten seconds on google shows what complete lunacy the statements are by Sharon.
hep C is predominant with boomers because of events in the 80's, not the 'summer of love'. "...likely due to increased injection drug use and use of blood and blood products for transfusion, which caused hepatitis C incidence to increase steadily throughout the 1980s."