The festival itself seems like a time capsule. Musicians like Robert Plant, Carlos Santana, and members of the Grateful Dead grace the stage, just like they did back in the 1970s.
这个庆典本身看起来像一个时间胶囊。像Robert Plant， Carlos Santana一样的音乐家，还有Grateful Dead的成员在舞台演奏，就好像他们在二十世纪七十年代所做的一样。
“You could go to a show every night and still make it to class the next day,"
But these music also strikes a chord with a new generation of fans.“My mother actually…She is raise me on rock and roll.”
Most millennials come to festivals like this one and find themselves side by side with people who could be their parents or grandparents.
Blogs and Facebook groups connect these generations. Older fans tell stories of the good ol’ days online and hope to inspire a new generation to experience festivals like these, and re-capture the activist spirit of the ’70s.
"The baby boom generation was really big on acting. Our generation they think that sharing a post on Facebook or something is gonna, I mean more people see it, it spreads awareness but it doesn’t put any[thing in] action.”
Lockn Festival co-founder Pete Shapiro points out that, in his experience, millennials like to unplug just as much as boomers do.
"I think that people want an opportunity to put that away and be in the openness, be in the Blue Ridge Mountain range,"
And what do these young millennials make of these ‘old hippies’?
"It’s pretty cool to hear all their old stories, and you know, hear what they’ve done. Times haven’t changed that much really,"
"I’m very passionate about social justice and social issues and sometimes it’s hard to see that passion in the older generation but you know I think it’s still there,"
But Saline Wynn worries about the next generations.“I think it real hard to find the quality of living with that we tried to pass. I’m not so sure that we are gonna have a hard time with resources and gender, like the time that we get live on.”