Musicians performing at Pike Place Market anniversary celebration, 1972

Something tells me that the facial hair in the middle has a mind of its own.

While the other beards just have a straggly hippie-musician thing going on, the one in middle stands out.  In short, it doesn’t fit.  Rather than making the musician look hip, the beard seems to take on a self-serving – even symbiotic – role instead; it’s independent of its owner, parasite on a host.  Equally versatile and eye shattering at the same time.  UW Huskies young and old are turning their Purple & Gold sensibilities away from his long campus scarf, filled with the shame of the ages.  Something tells me the scarf and the bus drapes both smell like patchouli.

One picture can cause so many emotions!


Photo from Seattle Municipal Archives