"Hey punk, where are ya going with those flowers in your hair?" To the Love-In, of course! The Gabriola Museum has unveiled a new exhibit featuring the hippies who came to the island back in the '70's, and kicked it off with a celebration. I tried to dress appropriately.
Couldn't match this trippy couple!
Or this fabulous jacket! Like wow, man!
Prior to the event, I had been advised by a guy down at the recycling centre that the brownies on the left were the "good" ones. Sadly, I think he was misinformed.
Some more psychedelic finery, recycled from Dad's tie rack.
Tie dye was the order of the day.
Topped only by tie-dyed patchwork!
And here's a pair of original flares, circa 1972. Remember when all you had to do to look like a rebel was modify your jeans?
Love, love, love those rainbow suspenders paired with the Che Guevera shirt! And I don't think this guy consciously dressed for the event either. Authentic hippy all the way.
And I couldn't resist taking a picture of this little three-wheeler, a Messerschmidt. It wasn't part of the exhibit, but just imagine the Fabulous Furry Freak Brother piling out of it!