A Reminder to Boomers That They’re Blowin’ in the Wind
What better outtro could there be to the fortieth anniversary of the Summer of Love than this?
A 24-year-old police officer apparently was unaware of who Dylan is and asked him for identification, Long Branch business administrator Howard Woolley said Friday.
“I don’t think she was familiar with his entire body of work,” Woolley said.
The incident began at 5 p.m. when a resident said a man was wandering around a low-income, predominantly minority neighborhood several blocks from the oceanfront looking at houses.
The police officer drove up to Dylan, who was wearing a blue jacket, and asked him his name. According to Woolley, the following exchange ensued:
“What is your name, sir?” the officer asked.
“Bob Dylan,” Dylan said.
“OK, what are you doing here?” the officer asked.
“I’m on tour,” the singer replied.
It’s nice to see history putting the romanticized era of the Baby Boomers’ youth in perspective. It’ll be nicer, some day, to see the culture recover from their corrosion and the government from their presumptuousness.