Thursday, December 15, 2011

Laguna Beach’s hippie past

     Watch Nick Schou and Rich Kane’s video: “When Laguna Beach was the LSD Capital of the Universe” here. (The arrest of Timothy Leary, etc.)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just wonderful. And?

B. von Traven said...

5:19, start makin' sense.
I'm guessing you're questioning this blog/post.
DtB has a longstanding interest in local history. It's an old theme with us, as you'll see if you peruse our archive.
Further, a number of faculty (et al.) live in Laguna Beach and Laguna Canyon in particular, and some have histories there that include the period in question.
I'm certainly not advocating anything here. Neither am I preaching against anything. It's history, and, like most history, it's very much alive in the present.
Here's an anecdote: a couple of months ago, I borrowed Schou's book from Rebel Girl. My cleaning lady noticed it and asked to borrow it. Turns out she was part of that scene, back in the 60s. (That explains a lot.)
Though I was young, I do remember the hippie scene in this county in the late 60s. It's great to occasionally revisit that.

Anonymous said...

I see you're not advocating anything, but could it be that some of IVC's faculty were strung out on ACID back then? Party down dude.

Anonymous said...

I was there. It was fun!

--100 miles down the road

Anonymous said...

Legend of a Mind...

Anonymous said...

Way cool vid of the Moody Blues, thanks for posting it, bvt. Boy, to have a melotron back then, made your band into gods. Did they write this song before or after the Laguna Beach arrest of T. Leary? I wonder what ever became of the fellow?

Anonymous said...

I've seen Justin Hayward live at the Coach House several times.

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