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Event Archive - Victoria's First "Official" Love-In: Lost Souls, Blues X Five, City Of Drawers, Double Breasted Galvanized Jazz Whistle, Hillside Grass Band

Sun. May 21st 1967 Stage in the Park (Cameron Bandshell) (All Ages)

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Music: Pop / Rock / Indie
In an effort to be part of a growing trend of organized "Love-In's" during 1967 starting with San Francisco's "Human Be-In", the local "In Crowd" produced the event without permits and/or permission and included musical groups Blues X Five, The Lost Souls and Hydro Electric Streetcar. They found an electrical source close to a picnic area, plugged in and played causing an uproar with the Parks Board. This was finally addressed a few weeks later when Mayor Hugh Stephen and council gave in to public support/pressure and overruled the existing policy allowed the city's first "official" Love-In at the Cameron bandshell on May 21, 1967.


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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

Hillside Grass Band

Played in the Beacon Hill Park Band-shell at Victoria's first city sanctioned "Love-In". more info