We asked thoughtful locals why the 1970s left such a lasting imprint on Austin. We received many provocative answers, which we’ll share here first.
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Bobby Bridger, singer-songwriter, storyteller, writer, teacher
There is, however, a second, equally-important part of that old axiom. It is that eventually the exotic lifestyle that evolves from the success of the positive energy spun by creative spirits attracts the both the curious and the wealthy like the proverbial moth to the flame. Once this second part of the phenomenon occurs prices immediately rise in the heretofore inexpensive creative place, thus forcing the artists who created the energy to move on to less expensive places that can support their unconventional creative lifestyle.