Originally Posted by malc
I saw Easy Rider in a small theater in London, sat right in the front.
The ending left me stunned.
I took my oldest son, who was about 15 at the time to the Texan theater in Cleveland, Texas to see it. We BOTH had long hair and when Steppenwolf kicked off the beginning two "church ladies" got up and left and BELIEVE THIS OR NOT - - there was a large group of ?????? that stood up and applauded when they got wasted at the end of the movie.
My son turned to me and said "Dad what are they clapping for?" and I told him "David, if you don't know then you're better off for not knowing !" Then we quietly exited the premises.
Good post, Chris, and a point well taken - - - - I vote for Haley and The Comets myself. Can't give Ike credit for much of anything but that's just me.