Riversong, Michael

Riversong, Michael
Riversong, Michael, 1952-, interviewee; Boorman, Sue, interviewer; Boorman, Sue, videographer;
Date Recorded:
4 June, 2015
Date digitized:
4 June, 2015
Length of interview:
60 minutes, 12 seconds

This interview is part of a series about three football games known as the Hairy Bacon Bowl and played during the early 1970s. The teams were made up of University of Colorado students who identified with hippie culture and/or anti-war beliefs on the one hand, and campus and Boulder police officers on the other hand, as a way to address tensions between the two groups. Michael Riversong took part in some of the planning for the first game and was a spectator at part of that game. He talks about being part of the counterculture movement at that time and about relations between hippies (also known as freaks) and the police.

Hunter, Alex, 1936-
Hippies Colorado Boulder
Counterculture Colorado Boulder
Marijuana Colorado Boulder
Police Colorado Boulder
University of Colorado, Boulder Football
1970s (decade)
Original Format:
digital video
This interview is one of a series about a multi-year event known as the Hairy Bacon Bowl, which occurred in the first half of the 1970s.
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