Posts Tagged ‘hippies’

Haight-Ashbury Sidewalk Hearts Honor London Breed for being a Part of the Summer of Love? – Somehow

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Here you go:

IMG_6897 copy

It’s the 50th Anniversary, of course. Oh look, some of them have names:

IMG_6924 copy

And look, London Calling:

IMG_6919 copy

IDK.

Your 50th Anniversary SUMMER OF LOVE EXPERIENCE is Ending Soon – Catch It by August 20th, 2017

Friday, July 21st, 2017

At our de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park.

7J7C6723 copy

I liked it.

All the deets.

Our San Francisco Public Library Goes All-Out to Relive the Summer of Love – Films, Author Talks, Fashion Shows & More – All the Deets, Man

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Get your Summer of Love Program Guide for 2017.

All the deets:

(more…)

Annual 420 Day 2017 – 1) Huge Vapor Cloud; 2) Minors’ Meadow; 3) The Bum Rush; 4) Unnecessary Street Closures 5) SFGov Featherbedding

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

1) Hippie Hill before 4:20 PM:

7J7C0826 copy

Hippie Hill at 4:20 PM:

7J7C0833 copy

2) People were getting carded at the gate, so what to do? How about hang out betwixt Kezar and Stanyan, how’s that? A high school scene:

7J7C0837 copy

3) Alternatively, there’s always the bum rush. Hundreds made it through this one rupture over a period of about three minutes. Security guard in the yellow on the left there knew just what to do – he shut things down with a quickness. You can see some of the lucky ones past the gate to the left of the unecessary ambulance. Why would you bum rush? You’re a minor, you want to bring in your glass bong, and/or you didn’t want to wait so long in line – those are my top three guesses:

7J7C0804 copy

4) Traffic was going pretty good until SFGov started shutting down streets:

7J7C0822 copy

I don’t know why they do this – seems an overreaction:

7J7C0828 copy

So Hayes Street temporarily becomes New Fell Street

7J7C0843 copy

Count the #21 Hayeseses totally stuck in traffic:

7J7C0850 copy

5) So when SFGov complains about how much money it has to spend on Annual 420 Day, leaving aside how much effort it puts into promoting tourism, like how it sent its white collar worker$ to “volunteer,” you know, on the clock, for the NFL’s Super Bowl Experience or whatever the Hell it was called last year, take a look at this unecessary featherbedding – it’s a street sweeper sweeping nothing. How much does this cost, a $1000? IDK

7J7C0830 copy

Anyway, all this foo forall seems a make-work program for SFGov to placate the millionaire homeowners in the area, you know, on Annual 420 Day.

JMO.

The “Summer of Love Experience” Debuts at Our de Young Museum – A MUST SEE – Runs Through August 20, 2017

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Here it is, at America’s fifth busiest museum:

7J7C0211 copy

Walk from the pouring sun of Golden Gate Park through the entrance to see the now-decorated front doors.

7J7C0218 copy

It’s The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll at our de Young Museum.

April 8th to August 20th from 9:30 AM to 5:15 PM on Tuesdays through Sundays. CLOSED MONDAYS.  Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive 94118. (415) 750-3600

I thought it would be heavy on textiles/fashion and it is. I thought it would be an A+ show and it is.

And here’s a taste of it – a Digital Story.

And here is the review:

Groove on hippie vibe at BAM, de Young Summer of Love exhibits by Charles Desmarais

And now, on with the show:
Flower Child Dede Wilsey and FAMSF Director Max Hollein at the kickoff:

7J7C9942 copy

Colleen Terry (Assistant Curator, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Art) and Jill d’Alessandro (Curator of Costume and Textile Arts, de young Museum):

7J7C9945 copy

It’s the Hermitage but for posters in there:

7J7C9986 copy

And fashion fashion fashion:

7J7C9973 copy

7J7C9978 copy 7J7C9971 copy 7J7C9970 copy

I’ve never seen a photo of the Further bus from the Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

7J7C9958 copy

And of course, exit through the dedicated gift shop:

7J7C9992 copy

The catalogue is amazing as well:

7J7C9991 copy

7J7C9949 copy

Memberships at the de Young start at $119

7J7C0208 copy

And leaving you with this – road signs marked 1967 and 2017:

7J7C0216 copy

7J7C0222 copy

Slacklining Hippies Use Bud Light Suitcase Cardboard to Protect Tree in Golden Gate Park

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Sort of.

The cardboard looks a little low to me:

7J7C9242 copy
Is this a good thing or a bad thing? IDK

Is this a legal thing or an illegal thing? IDK.

Le mise-en-scene:

7J7C9244 copy

7J7C9240 copy

94117 Story: Helping the Barefooted Hippies’ Disabled Audi Perform a U-Turn on the Slopes of Ignatius Heights

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Neo hippies, anyway:

7J7C9247 copy

Rec and Park Morning Shift: Cleaning Up After Dirty Dirty Hippies in Golden Gate Park for the Past Half-Century

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Thusly:

7J7C4510 copy

Remembering the Aughts: When San Francisco Hippies Wore Crocs Shoes, Srsly

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

As seen in Civic Center back in the aughts:

How will we remember The Aughts? IDK.

This is how I’ll remember the aughts, a time when you (well, not you yourself, but some people, well, maybe just one person, for some reason) could easily recover from big, big mistakes like this

Confession: I still have a pair of Crocs (pink, size XXL, thank you very much) from that time Costco sold a few container ships worth, back in the aughts. Of course they weren’t counterfeit, but they were less than $15 and that pissed off the Crocs people oh well.

Does SFGov Know What It’s Doing? Here’s the 420 Day Street Notice Still Blazing Away 24 Hours After 420 Day

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

If you can’t take the sign away yet, SFGov, why not just turn it off and get it out of the way, would that be too hard?

Or is it still blinking today on 4/22? We’ll see…