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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Hippies to Descend on Golden Gate Park This Weekend for Human Be-In

Posted By on Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 8:55 AM

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Here's a weekend event for you really free spirits who can't seem to shake those post-Burning Man blues.

A massive group of humans is planning to make its way to Golden Gate Park this weekend for the 2012 Human Be In, where reincarnated hippies will do what they do best: eat, dance, and just, well, be.

It's like Occupy minus the pepper spray.

So here's your excuse to ditch out on work early on Friday; the event starts at 3 p.m. when San Francisco's modern-day dissenters will plop down at 780 Frederick St. The beings organizing this fest have asked that you bring materials to help them build a better world together.

In other words, bring your own spoon.

"This is a big tradition in San Francisco -- people gathering freely

to share music and discussions," Ryan Rising, one of the event's

organizers, told the Examiner. "We feel like it's kind of fading away."

But as the Examiner politely notes, the event is really a big F-you to the city's Recreation and Park Department, for so many reasons, including the city's practice of profiting from private corporate-sponsored events in public spaces. In particular, they're mad about how much money was made from the successful annual Outside Lands Music

and Arts Festival, and they're not happy about the eviction fight over a recycling center and plant

nursery at Golden Gate Park's Kezar Triangle.

No word on whether police will be there to shut down this unpermitted event.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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