In the spirit of Valentine's day, San Franpsycho’s TBT is throwing it back to the famous Summer of Love! In the summer of 1967, over 100,000 people; better known as hippies, flocked from all over the country to San Francisco’s very own Haight & Ashbury to hear their favorite musicians play. Musical legends such as Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Grateful Dead and many others held free concerts at The Panhandle and Golden Gate Park. Everyone congregated to the neighborhood to spread messages of love, spiritual freedom, creativity, peace and to enjoy the music. In the crowds, you would have seen people from all walks of life because everyone was accepted there.
The Summer of Love was a cultural revolution that changed fashion, art and music forever. In October of 1967, there was a mock funeral marking the end of The Summer of Love. Although it came to an end, it’s evident the messages of love, freedom and spirituality have not been forgotten in our beloved city. And on this Valentine’s day, we want to dedicate our love to all the psycho fans out there, big and small. Your continued support for our brand and message are the reason we are still able to thrive in the city we call home - Peace, Love, & San Franpsycho