On this day in 1969, the greatest rock concert of all time got underway at kindly Max Yasgur’s farm in Woodstock. History shows Max got more than what he bargained for. A half-million kids arrived for three days of peace and love. “It’s a free concert now,” “We must be in heaven” and “Don’t eat...
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- The Thruway is closed!
By Stitches - Monday Aug 14, 2017
- Summer of Love concert and light show come to Golden Gate Park
By Leah Garchik - Sunday Jun 25, 2017
There were 18,000 to 20,000 music-loving, feather-and-bead-draped, flower-holding Summer of Love veterans and hippie-wannabes gathered in the hollow in front of the Conservatory of Flowers during the first summer night of the year, Wednesday, June 21, according to estimates by Rec and Park staffers.The Surrealistic Summer Solstice concert started in the early evening and ended — with an “All You Need Is Love” sing-along — after the 9:15 p.m. light show was projected on the Conservatory, a formal wedding cake of a building that took on a multicolored psychedelic pattern as though she were a Victorian bride boozily wrapping herself in Janis Joplin velvet.In the VIP pavilion, Charlotte Shultz recalled that her husband, the late Jack Mailliard, was president of the Police Commission when the hippies and the police were sparring.Former Mayor Willie Brown, who’d taken a lead role in raising funds for the lighting (co-produced by Obscura Digital), relished the civic moment, and also joked from the podium about “poorly dressed” Rec and Park General Manager Phil Ginsburg, who was thereupon defended (“don’t insult Phil”) by Shultz, who not only recalled a certain yellow plaid suit worn by Brown (“bad, bad, bad”) but also mentioned that hairdo you had.The pavilion atmosphere was unstuffy — and there had been a generous amount of time for liquid refreshment before the speeches — but the laughs that it drew sounded wary.Proudly decked out for the occasion in much-admired 1975 Mickey McGowan boots (like the ones in the de Young Museum show, and much admired by passing fashionistas), she reports that the biggest sing-along in her area was “White Rabbit,” and there were boos when Mayor Ed Lee was introduced.Musicians included members of Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Quicksilver Messenger Service, the Chambers Brothers, Country Joe & the Fish and It’s a Beautiful Day — all backed by Moonalice.People were interested in time traveling, going back to the days of freewheeling dancing ... old hipsters reliving their pasts through the music that got all this stuff going.Concert producer Dawn Holliday (behind the annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass free festival at Golden Gate Park) said that from her vantage point on John F. Kennedy Drive, she looked down in the beautiful valley in front of the Conservatory, (where) people were dancing and spinning, and it just looked so peaceful.In front of the Conservatory near the end of the light show, I stood with others in parallel position — arms up as if in religious trance — wielding cell phones in an attempt to capture the vibrancy of the sight.
- Permit for Summer of Love concert in park denied for 2nd time
By Sam Whiting - Thursday Jun 15, 2017
Citing unresolved safety, transportation and legal issues, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission on Thursday again denied promoter Boots Hughston a permit to host a free concert in Golden Gate Park to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. The 4-2 vote was greeted by boos at the end of a long morning of public testimony on behalf of the Council of Light, an organization of volunteers hoping to put on the event under the leadership of Hughston on Aug. 27 in Sharon Meadow. [...] to me, the issues are overcrowding and that they haven’t hired an event planner or medical and police personnel. Fellow Commissioner Tom Harrison also voted against the appeal after hearing San Francisco police officers had not been contacted by Hughston. Commissioners Kat Anderson, who described herself as a “hippie at heart,” and Gloria Bonilla both voted against upholding the staff denial and expressed hope the concert could still take place this summer. The denial of the appeal came less than a week after the city, under the auspices of Rec and Park, said it would hold its own free Surrealistic Summer Solstice event Wednesday, including a concert featuring members of the Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service and the Chambers Brothers, plus a lighting of the Conservatory of Flowers in psychedelic colors. There were suggestions that Rec and Park had stolen the Council of Light’s idea and undercut it with its own event, which the council pointed out was advertised without a permit in place — one of the reasons the commissioned turned down Hughston. Rec and Park General Manager Phil Ginsburg explained that Rec and Park does not issue permits for its own events, therefore had not skirted rules for the Surrealistic Summer Solstice. Hughston, in his customary unbuttoned button down over a dirty black T-shirt, particularly took umbrage at requests by staff that he partner with a more experienced event producer, emphasizing that at 68 years old, he has been producing events for four decades. Kurt “Crowbar” Kangas, who lived through the original ’67 Summer of Love festivities, added that the members of the Council of Light have more experience years in staging concerts and events combined compared with Rec and Park staff. David Grace, a theater manager who once worked at the Fillmore, went so far as to suggest that Rec and Park staff was corrupt, and ended his testimony with one word: “Extortion.” [...] none of it worked.
- Here's the new list of free concerts for people with those Ticketmaster vouchers
By Alyssa Pereira - Wednesday Jul 19, 2017
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- A Handmaid’s Tale of Protest
By CHRISTINE HAUSER - Friday Jun 30, 2017
In state capitals and street protests, women’s rights activists have been wearing red robes and white bonnets based on “The Handmaid's Tale,” the 1985 novel that is now a series on Hulu.