San Francisco celebrates 50 years of «Summer of Love»

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The summer of 1967: From all over America, thousands of flower children to make their way to California — in search of love, peace, drugs and music. Your dream: A life without conventions.

  • What is left of the «Summer of Love»

    Still a place of pilgrimage for nonconformists

    Orange, Pink and Grey, the three drop-outs who came from Minnesota and Oklahoma, according to the San Francisco call. They sit on street corners, Smoking weed, making music and life of monetary and food donations. At night they sleep in Golden Gate Park. «As much love as here I have found nowhere else,» says Orange the travel magazine travelbook.de. It is still like 50 years ago?

  • What is left of the «Summer of Love»

    «Human Be-In» — the beginning

    14. January 1967 was held in Golden Gate Park is a Happening, planned by Allen Ginsberg (photo), Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert, and other intellectual Hip. The «Human Be-In» came to 30,000 people. On stage Bands such as Santana and the Steve Miller Band. The people were called, flowers, candles or bells to bring. A single huge message of peace.

  • What is left of the «Summer of Love»

    «Turn on, tune in, drop out»

    The Guru speaks — 30,000 to hear. The psychology Professor Timothy Leary is an expert on psychedelic drugs, and considers them to be «the Central method of education in the future». On the «Human Be-In» … he is against the LSD-ban and reaps with his quote «Turn on, tune in, drop out» cheers. It was the start for a collective expansion of consciousness and the beginning of the «Summer of Love».

  • What is left of the «Summer of Love»

    Cannabis & LSD

    No rigid standards to meet. Let yourself go! Under the influence of Cannabis and more powerful psychoactive drugs like mushrooms or LSD, to Heroin, that was not very difficult. In the summer of 1967 San Francisco all seemed to be stoned. Not all of the inhabitants were great — they were overrun by the Hippie-folk.

  • What is left of the «Summer of Love»

    Just get out of here!

    Beatle George Harrison thought, it’s a relaxed and Groovy place to be would sell, where a colorful folk art and crafts. When he arrived with his wife Patti and Beatles spokesman Derek Taylor (right next to Harrison), a short walk to Haight Ashbury, have him knocked down, he says years later. Beatlemania, mixed with psychedelic drugs, much to many banged up people.

  • What is left of the «Summer of Love»

    Peaceful Men

    While nowadays there are Youtbue Tutorials for all the right Hippie-Look, the dresses were going to be in the «real» hippie time, often times simply unnecessary. Naked was in the «Summer of Love» to the good sound, after all, they wanted to live free of all rules. As Hip you had to make any authorities, and constraints in question.

  • What is left of the «Summer of Love»

    Again really fucked up

    This photo dates back to the year 1970. Since have adopted the «real» Hippies, already from the Summer of Love. The big Hype was over, but San Francisco remained the epicenter of the movement. And so we saw a couple of Nackdeis in San Francisco’s streets — or in the Cable Car (photo). Since 2013, a ban on the nudity rules in San Francisco by the way of the Public.

  • What is left of the «Summer of Love»

    The Original Hippies

    Although the Hippie movement was over faster than one could see, many «real» Hippies faithful to her. Just in the «Summer of Love» in 2017, you are popular because you can back the transfigured picture from the summer of 1967. The idea of a peaceful life together full of love fell to the mass delusion victim — with him, drugs, homelessness, poverty, crime.

  • What is left of the «Summer of Love»

    Hippies of today

    Even if the dream of a Hip-cult had become a nightmare, and the «Summer of Love» worn in October 1967 with a burning Hip-puppet grave was — until today the Echo of this legendary summer after the war. Among many «Wannabe-Hippies» (wannabe Hippies) are always a couple of young people who take the idea of at the time, seriously.

  • What is left of the «Summer of Love»

    The main thing colorful

    For this year’s anniversary summer has placed the quarter-Ashbury Haight again. The main streets are peppered with demand for Souvenir Shops and shops for the Hippie. The Only thing that is «real», is the marijuana. Because that may be consumed in California is legal.

    Author: Silke Wünsch


  • What is left of the «Summer of Love»

    Still a place of pilgrimage for nonconformists

    Orange, Pink and Grey, the three drop-outs who came from Minnesota and Oklahoma, according to the San Francisco call. They sit on street corners, Smoking weed, making music and life of monetary and food donations. At night they sleep in Golden Gate Park. «As much love as here I have found nowhere else,» says Orange the travel magazine travelbook.de. It is still like 50 years ago?

  • What is left of the «Summer of Love»

    «Human Be-In» — the beginning

    14. January 1967 was held in Golden Gate Park is a Happening, planned by Allen Ginsberg (photo), Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert, and other intellectual Hip. The «Human Be-In» came to 30,000 people. On stage Bands such as Santana and the Steve Miller Band. The people were called, flowers, candles or bells to bring. A single huge message of peace.

  • What is left of the «Summer of Love»

    «Turn on, tune in, drop out»

    The Guru speaks — 30,000 to hear. The psychology Professor Timothy Leary is an expert on psychedelic drugs, and considers them to be «the Central method of education in the future». On the «Human Be-In» … he is against the LSD-ban and reaps with his quote «Turn on, tune in, drop out» cheers. It was the start for a collective expansion of consciousness and the beginning of the «Summer of Love».

  • What is left of the «Summer of Love»

    Cannabis & LSD

    No rigid standards to meet. Let yourself go! Under the influence of Cannabis and more powerful psychoactive drugs like mushrooms or LSD, to Heroin, that was not very difficult. In the summer of 1967 San Francisco all seemed to be stoned. Not all of the inhabitants were great — they were overrun by the Hippie-folk.

  • What is left of the «Summer of Love»

    Just get out of here!

    Beatle George Harrison thought, it’s a relaxed and Groovy place to be would sell, where a colorful folk art and crafts. When he arrived with his wife Patti and Beatles spokesman Derek Taylor (right next to Harrison), a short walk to Haight Ashbury, have him knocked down, he says years later. Beatlemania, mixed with psychedelic drugs, much to many banged up people.

  • What is left of the «Summer of Love»

    Peaceful Men

    While nowadays there are Youtbue Tutorials for all the right Hippie-Look, the dresses were going to be in the «real» hippie time, often times simply unnecessary. Naked was in the «Summer of Love» to the good sound, after all, they wanted to live free of all rules. As Hip you had to make any authorities, and constraints in question.

  • What is left of the «Summer of Love»

    Again really fucked up

    This photo dates back to the year 1970. Since have adopted the «real» Hippies, already from the Summer of Love. The big Hype was over, but San Francisco remained the epicenter of the movement. And so we saw a couple of Nackdeis in San Francisco’s streets — or in the Cable Car (photo). Since 2013, a ban on the nudity rules in San Francisco by the way of the Public.

  • What is left of the «Summer of Love»

    The Original Hippies

    Although the Hippie movement was over faster than one could see, many «real» Hippies faithful to her. Just in the «Summer of Love» in 2017, you are popular because you can back the transfigured picture from the summer of 1967. The idea of a peaceful life together full of love fell to the mass delusion victim — with him, drugs, homelessness, poverty, crime.

  • What is left of the «Summer of Love»

    Hippies of today

    Even if the dream of a Hip-cult had become a nightmare, and the «Summer of Love» worn in October 1967 with a burning Hip-puppet grave was — until today the Echo of this legendary summer after the war. Among many «Wannabe-Hippies» (wannabe Hippies) are always a couple of young people who take the idea of at the time, seriously.

  • What is left of the «Summer of Love»

    The main thing colorful

    For this year’s anniversary summer has placed the quarter-Ashbury Haight again. The main streets are peppered with demand for Souvenir Shops and shops for the Hippie. The Only thing that is «real», is the marijuana. Because that may be consumed in California is legal.

    Author: Silke Wünsch


Haight Ashbury 2017: The district of San Francisco seems almost as if had been 50 years ago, the time. Everywhere, colorful house facades and graffiti, the Love & Peace proclaim. There are Flower-Power-Bars, Second-Hand stores, and shop for Hippie accessories, Buddha figures, water pipes, jewelry. Even a castle shop has provided its colorful facade with its «Summer of Love»lettering. The houses in the former Hippie district have become expensive real estate. Who lives here who has done it. And must his roads with tourist buses parts, the rumble every few minutes to sightseeing tours of Haight Ashbury

For a Two-room apartment in the Haight-Ashbury you have to pay today for up to 5,000 dollars a month

Everywhere there’s to smoke pot what is

In the anniversary year of 2017, it is here; for months, young people flock to San Francisco to here the 50. To celebrate the birthday of the «Summer of Love». In Golden Gate Park, in the streets of Haight-Ashbury, in pubs and Clubs. There’s hashish and marijuana to all corners and in all the dosage forms. In California, Smoking Weed is allowed.

The people who come here have a nickname: «Wannabe-Hippies» (wannabe Hippies). It is young people who do not want to experience a feeling that they all are — this very special «Spirit of the Sixties». Of these, only the «Althippies can tell», which we find occasionally between the styled flower children. How was that for here — 50 years ago?

A free, simple and good life

1967: The streets in Haight Ashbury are fully

In the mid-1960s, Haight Ashbury is a point of attraction for young dreamers, Beatniks, and people who are looking for a free and self-determined life. Here are the pioneers and idols of the Beat Generation: Alan Ginsberg, Jerry Garcia, Timothy Leary, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin live in. It seems to be possible, this alternative life, free from conventions, consumption, and social obligations. Music, drugs and Sex at every corner, voluntarily, and to some degree tolerated. The biggest Bands of the time, Free Concerts»: Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, The Byrds». Haight Ashbury is a kind of place of pilgrimage, tens of Thousands of from the United States, even from Europe to San Francisco beckons. Here it actually looks like an other world could arise — full of love, in freedom and self-determination.

«Turn on, tune in, drop out»

Hippie Guru Timothy Leary kicks off the «Summer of Love»

The «Summer of Love» begins in January of 1967, when about 30,000 people gather in the Golden Gate Park of San Francisco. The Poets Allan Ginsberg and Gary Snyder have called the «Human Be-In» is initiated and to a common, collective expansion of consciousness. The psychology Professor Timothy Leary coins the Motto this summer: «Turn on, tune in, drop out!» (Cruise at you, vote — and get out of the car).

The Soundtrack Scott McKenzie returns with «San Francisco» — with the famous line: «If you’re going to San Francisco, then ensure that you wear flowers in your hair.» Tens of thousands heed the call and flock to the Californian city.

Closeout of a dream

Garbage are Also belonging: to the Hippie Feeling

The number of inhabitants of Haight Ashbury, is increasing rapidly. Because of the high drug density of the district is given the nickname of «Hashbury». The people sitting on the streets, to roar, to make music. In the Park, danced, celebrated and of course «love». An initially peaceful mass circus. However, in the course of the summer of 1967, there are sometime too many people. The peaceful mood flips: Too many homeless people, too much Filth and disease. The drugs are harder.

From the summer of love, not much more. Many of the Ur-Hippies, the escape is your dream long dreams; drugs and commercialism have destroyed the original idea. In October 1967, several Hundred Hippies get together and explain the «summer of love». In a symbolic funeral March to carry to the grave the hippie culture.

Paragraphs instead of Love & Peace

The culmination of the 50-year celebration on may 27. August 2017, a «Free Concert»Festival in Golden Gate Park. As to the 40. Anniversary in 2007, wanted to organize the «Council of Light», a group that arose from the origin of movement in the ‘ 60s, a Festival to be the only current artists, but also Bands of that time invited. Even Tibetan monks had been asked — for the «Common awakening».

Disbelief in the courtroom: The «50th Summer of Love Anniversary Free Concert» is prohibited

Instead, there was a rude awakening: The city refused the organizers permission. Due to severe security concerns, because of the recruitment of volunteers, due to an inadequate planning of Escape routes and because there is a lack of port-a-potties. The exchange of correspondence between the organisers and the competent office as well as the following court negotiations, so no «Spirit of the Sixties».

Nevertheless, the city of San Francisco won’t let go of your Hip history. The 50-year Celebration, it presents your visitors with all the things one imagines among the Hippie culture, with all the clichés of the Hippie Bus to public marijuana sales. There are throughout the year events: concerts, Happenings, and a celebrated exhibition at the de Young Museum to visit stoned according to the Online culture magazine «The Bold Italic».