Interesting article this week in the Register about what the paper calls Orange County's Woodstock, an August 1968 two-day rock concert at the Orange County Fairgrounds.
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Canned Heat, the Byrds, Jefferson Airplane and Tiny Tim headlined the show, which drew thousands of hippies and hundreds of cops. The story also mentions a concert a few years later in Laguna Beach that was organized by the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, a Laguna-based group of surfers who sent invitations to fellow travelers up and down the coast, each of which contained a tab of the group's trademark Orange Sunshine acid.
Unlike that show--which got a bit out of hand when a helicopter dumped a load of acid tabs on the crowd and ended when cops staged a military-style sweep aimed at pushing all the hippies out of town--the 1968 concert went much more smoothly.