[PADA: This reminds me of the good old days, when we would go out and chant in the Haight Ashbury area, and various "hippie" people would join in with us, playing on their guitars, flutes, tambourines and so forth. Srila Prabhupada was very happy to hear reports of these things. Very nice to see this type of thing going on again, albeit with different people in a different place!
Notice! that the people here are very happy to be chanting the holy names of Krishna, that is the main thing, getting people to chant. Unfortunately nowadays, there is almost no public chanting, especially in the West.
Srila Prabhupada said this chanting was "converting the hippies into happies," and the process of chanting the holy names will have that effect wherever it is applied -- either then in Haight Ashbury, or now, and eternally going forward. We are glad to see a few dedicated folks are doing some form of public kirtana, its very rare these days. We need to see more of this ...!
As many people have noted, the Hare Krishnas public chanting "seems to have disappeared." We need to make it re-appear!