Bring your hippie on!
I am planning a party/fundraiser with friends for the Summer Solstice and it is going to be one helluva good time. The term “solstice” comes from the Latin words sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), because the sun’s position in the sky at noon does not appear to change much during the solstice and its surrounding days.Celebrations are held worldwide in conjunction with this time of the year, and many follow ancient traditions.
Because Summer Solstice is officially on Father’s Day, we decided that we would celebrate the event on Saturday. We put our party idea up for a silent auction item at our neighborhood park’s May fundraiser. We are expecting around 40 people, of close friends and new neighbors that we want to get to know better. Now our plans are finalizing, with great consideration to yummy food, happy beverages, bohemian dress, and of course, a celebratory bonfire. If you have been following me for a while, then you know that I had to take control of the tunes.
This little job has taken hours of listening research. Don’t worry, this was a happy journey back in time, to an incredibly pure place in musical history. I have a new appreciation for the artists of the 60’s/early 70’s and their mind-blowing talent. I began by exploring all of the artists that played Woodstock, and even the artists that were asked to play, but had better paying gigs elsewhere. Then, I filled in with some classic tunes, hoping to encourage some singing and dancing.
All of this work shouldn’t be lost on just one party. I hope you might enjoy listening to this impressive playlist on shuffle and maybe even have your own fun, little celebration. Step back in time with this music, and let it accompany you on the beach, exercising, having a picnic, boat cruising, or just hanging out in air conditioning to escape the suppressing heat.
Six hours of glorious tunes that stand the test of time! Enjoy!