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Hippies and straights of all ages and coifs congregated at the Delacorte Theater Thursday night for the opening of "Hair."

Phylicia Rashad

Phylicia Rashad

Photo By Kristen Somody Whalen

WET HAIR: Hippies and straights of all ages and coifs congregated at the Delacorte Theater Thursday night for the opening of "Hair." Although a good portion of the crowd was too young to remember the Summer of Love, a few guests of a certain age waxed nostalgic.

"Oh yeah, I was a hippie, on the Lower East Side," said Geraldo Rivera, in jeans and a tucked in white dress shirt.

"He would even walk around barefoot," added his wife Erica Levy, who was born in the Seventies — after the TV host's walk on the wild side.

Phylicia Rashad, however, couldn't relate. "I was never into free love," said the actress. "I couldn't understand it."

Undoubtedly, Rashad got a better grip on the counterculture during the outdoor performance, which was punctuated by an as-if-on-cue rainstorm during the finale of "Let the Sunshine In" when the cast and audience alike danced around, soaked but blissful, onstage.