Summer of Love 50th anniversary

” Summer of Love. During the summer of 2017 San Francisco is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. ”
50 years ago in 1967 in Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco over 100.000 people from all over the world came together to be with like-minded people and experience what the fuzz in the media was all about.

Haight-Ashbury became a meeting point for mostly hippies, free-minded people who wanted to be more in touch with them selves and with nature and who were suspicious of the government especially concerning the Vietnam War.
Most didn’t like mainstream consumerist values to be present in their lives, so during this summer they shared their love, knowledge, art, music and spirituality. There were even free clinics and free stores so people would have their necessities free of charge, and as we all know many of them experimented with mind-expanding drugs like LSD and Timothy Leary voiced his now famous phrase, “turn on, tune in, drop out” But Haight Ashbury was not about drugs. It was about exploration, finding new ways of expression, being aware of one’s existence.
As a result of these happenings a lot of students came up to Haight-Ashbury in their spring-break or their summer vacation, they were curious for the promise of drugs, sex and the hippie lifestyle of communal living.
Event though at the end of the summer of love most Hippies left the Haight-Ashbury area, a new culture was born and is still going on strong today. Most people think the hippie died right there and then but in reality the movement is spread out world wide and left it’s influences in many places.
We like to see our festival as a meeting point for all modern day hippie cultures from around the globe. So come and celebrate the 2017 summer of love with us.

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