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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) Victoria BC (All Ages)
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 Stephens 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

Hillside Grass Band

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