Category Archives: Street theater

The “Hashbury” Is the Capital of the Hippies – Hunter S. Thompson (1967)

A hippie lounges in front of the Drogstore Cafe, a local hangout notorious for the proliferation of hardcore narcotics, in the Haight-Ashbury district. “In 1965 Berkeley was the axis of what was just beginning to be called the ‘New Left.’ … Continue reading

Posted in Counterculture, Gonzo journalism, Haight-Ashbury, Hippie, Hunter S. Thompson, LSD, Marijuana, Music, Street theater | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Diggers

“There is a great deal to be silent about” by Emmett Grogan, 4/11/1969. “The Diggers were a radical community-action group of activists and Street Theatre actors operating from 1966 to 1968, based in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco. Their … Continue reading

Posted in Counterculture, Haight-Ashbury, Street theater | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Ringolevio – Emmett Grogan

“Ringolevio is a classic American story of self-invention by one of the more mysterious and alluring figures to emerge in the 1960s. Emmett Grogan grew up on New York City’s mean streets, getting hooked on heroin before he was in … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Street theater | Tagged , , | Leave a comment