In AprilChandler A. Kesey and The Merry Pranksters were a large community of like-minded people in California and Oregon who took epic road trips and traveled in a brightly colored school bus while ingesting large amounts of LSD, which was legal until The tests were held at various venues in California, and were sometimes advertised with colorful crayoned signs asking "Can you pass the acid test?
Joe had never seen anything like it. The spirit everyone had talked about—the feeling of love and new age and progressive politics—was dying a miserable death.
Upon becoming a group movement, such a revolution ends up with imitators rather than participants The incessant media coverage led the Diggers to declare the "death" of the hippie with a parade.
Six months later, his mother died of cancer. This ceremony combined a psychedelic experience with traditional Native American spiritual values; these people went on to sponsor a unique genre of musical expression and performance at the Red Dog Saloon in the isolated, old-time mining town of Virginia CityNevada.
No longer wanting to keep up with the Joneses or confine themselves to white picket-fenced corrals of repressive and Puritanical sexual norms, these fresh-faced masses would soon come to be known as Hippies. The hills were rolling and green, all soft and curved like the beautiful body of a young woman.
In JuneHerb Caen was approached by "a distinguished magazine"  to write about why hippies were attracted to San Francisco. A revolution of individuality and diversity that can only be private.
The Hells Angels provided security that proved far less benevolent than the security provided at the Woodstock event: year-old Meredith Hunter was stabbed and killed by one of the Hells Angels during The Rolling Stones' performance after he brandished a gun and waved it toward the stage.