Originally Posted by lawyerdad
They're not extinct. Come visit me in Venice sometime (just be quick, since I'm moving to a different 'hood next month). Yes, we have the kids playing dress up, but we have the real vintage hippies as well.
I landed in San Francisco in 1968 and have lived in Santa Cruz for the last 30 years so I'm coming from a somewhat informed perspective. Herb Caen , god rest his soul , coined the term (in addition to beatnik ) and believe me they were different breed of cat .
Hell Owsley Stanley mad scientist, philosopher, and purveyor of some of the worlds finest acid to millions , belived humans should exist totally on a diet of meat and dairy. So anyway the vegan / hippie connection in my opinion is specious at best