Thursday, January 21, 2016

Trips Festival 50 Years -- January 21, 2016

Fifty years ago, on 21-January-1966, the tribes gathered at San Francisco's Longshoreman's Hall for the Trips Festival.  I don't remember this, but I do remember later events in Golden Gate Park, which we could hear from our back yard.

Years later I read Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.  I better understood many things I had heard about when I was a kid, about Ken Kesey, Stewart Brand and the Merry Pranksters.  The Festival went on for three days.  The Grateful Dead and Big Brother and the Holding Company performed.

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