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Event Archive - Victoria's First Love-In: Blues X Five, Lost Souls, Hydro Electric Streetcar

Sun. April 30th 1967 @  Beacon Hill Park (All Ages)
1:00 - 5:00 doors at 1200

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Music: Pop / Rock / Indie
In an effort to be part of a growing trend of organized "Human Be-In's", local musical groups including Blues X Five and The Lost Souls produced the event without permits and/or permission. The found an electrical souce close to a picnic area, plugged in and played causing an uproar with the establishment. This was finally addressed a few weeks later when the Mayor and council gave in to public support/pressure and allowed the city's and Canada's first "official" Love-In at the Cameron bandshell.


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Blues X Five

In the photo L-R Dave MacPherson, Norm MacPherson, John Fisher, Britt Hagarty and Ed Wright more info
Articles: High times in Victoria: Remembering the Summer of Love, Focus by Brad Nugent March 1967, Focus by Brad Nugent February 1968