Summer of Love Redux

This was truly a FREE concert in the spirit of 1967.

They say 50,000 people showed up to revive the Summer of Love in a free concert in Golden Gate Park September 2, 2007. If they were still alive and performing and could make it, the performers showed up. All the good things were there but none of the bad. Lots of peace signs, posters, hippies, flowers, and sweet-smelling herb, but no bad drugs or strung out people. I only saw one even slightly rude person who insisted on moving a chair out of the path. That’s about how heavy it got. And… not one cop or official telling you NO Cameras, NO booze, NO drugs, NO dogs off leashes, NO nudity. There was one elderly nude guy with a campaign sign, but, everybody just left him alone.

Next summer is the fiftieth anniversary of the peace sign. There was a big yellow banner from one of the initiators of the movement that said, “These are my people,” which hundreds of people signed. National Geographic. is writing an article on it, that should come out in May or June of 2008, with the big yellow banner, as part of the photo spread. So our names will be published in National Geographic.


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