|Hey, man, be cool. Mellow out.|
It features a "Hippy Dippy" swimming pool surrounded by flower-shaped water jets, peace signs, and giant letters that spell out "Peace, Man," "Out of Sight," and "Can You Dig It?"
"Words of love won't win her heart anymore," Jeff Air - Mamas and the Papas
The Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane performed, Allen Ginsberg [Beat poet author of Howl] chanted a Hindu mantra, and Timothy Leary [Harvard professor into Buddhism] issued the movement's marching orders: "Turn on, tune in, drop out."
|It was a terrible time of imperial US exploits countered by antiwar hippies|
The Haight-Ashbury district teemed with spiritual seekers and acid-heads, Berkeley radicals and old North Beach Beatniks.
They were trailed by journalists from Harry Reasoner to Hunter S. Thompson, dispatched by the media to explain to Middle America what was going on.
And by midsummer it was falling apart [thanks to police terrorism, infiltration, and subterfuge]. Grass and acid [cannabis and LSD] had yielded to heroin and speed [opium and methamphetamine], and The Haight was overrun with street people, "predators," and runaways. Most of the bands and the original hippies decamped for more pastoral settings.
The 1969 Woodstock sex and drug festival made it all worthwhile
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