Music: Sons of Bethel

Dylan was not the only electrified magnet to draw clustering thousands last week. As if begot by Bethel, three other rock festivals took place in various corners of the U.S.—in Prairieville, La., near Baton Rouge; in Tenino, Wash.; and in Lewisville, a grassy exurb of Dallas. Top name performers filled the air with clangor. But as at Bethel, it was not just the music but the hordes of young spectators who made the spectacle—and the scene. The Now Sound had confirmed and amplified the Now Look, a bewildering compound of acid and sweet charity,...

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