How the Summer Music Festival Went Mainstream

ASSIGNED READING: Cody Delistraty, 2015, “Commercializing the Counterculture: How the Summer Music Festival Went Mainstream.”  https://delistraty.com/2015/05/22/commercializing-the-counterculture-how-the-summer-music-festival-went-mainstream-pacific-standard/ Response Question: What are some of the changes in summer music festivals that the author mentions? Examine the images included with the post. What are your general impressions? If you’ve been to big music festival, how does it compare to your experience?  What is the author arguing is the cause of the “the systematic degradation of the modern counterculture movement” they are writing about? Why do you think they are focusing on this?  What is your reaction to the author’s argument? Do you think they may be missing something? Can you think of any similar countercultures that have resisted this kind of commercialization?

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