Shots of the original Be-in

(*had to come up with a provocative title)

Last night the Sundance Channel ran “The Drug Years”, a 3-hour documentary about drug use in America: fascinating and excellently made.

I appreciate the way it pointed up that much drug use was initially part of a wish for a religious or spiritual experience.

For the HAIR crowd, it has excellent coverage on the 60s era, including shots of the first “Be-In” in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.



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6 Responses to “Shots of the original Be-in”

  1. barbara siomos said:

    I watched all of these shows (there were four) as well and I thought they were pretty good… Not judging just stating the facts… 🙂

    I am sure glad I did not live in Haight Asbury at that time the locals were afraid to go out after a while when the speed freeks came along, but in the beginning it was all peace and love.

    Those photos of Central Park and “The Sheep Meadow” which was close to my home when I lived there sure made me nostalgic…. In fact most of the film did…:(


  2. Michael Ramirez said:

    I watched the show too
    it’s so sad how psychedelia ended
    don’t you think?

  3. Michael Ramirez said:

    hare krishna
    : )

  4. Michael Ramirez said:

    oh and it said the speed freaks ate cats
    is that true?

    : (

  5. barbara siomos said:

    I never heard that about the cats etc. before this film Michael, I lived in NYC.


  6. peacefreak said:

    Just watched it myself tonight and loved it!! It’s a blast to take a trip down Memory Lane! Time has a weird way of distorting things sometimes if ya know what I mean.


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