Wednesday, 14 January 2015

mokie: Stonehenge with the sun shining through the stones (holiday hippie)
On this day in 1967, a bootyload of hippies gathered in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park for the Human Be-In to question authority, promote individuality, talk about ecology, and groove to the Grateful Dead. This 'gathering of the tribes' is credited with kicking off the Summer of Love, which inadvertently turned San Francisco into a counterculture mecca to which more than 100,000 idealistic young people flocked - along with thousands of grifters looking to prey on them.

Today, why not be-in wherever you-are? Load up some Dead on Spotify, smoke 'em if you got 'em, and giggle at the 14th also being the Feast of the Ass!

Edited to add: Or you could have done what I did, which is be confined to the hammock under a penguin-shaped humidifier for 12 hours with a raging sinus infection. Not sure if what's growing in my nose counts as 'counterculture', but it's definitely rebelling against the status quo.

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