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SF Hippies Can't Get Their Act Together

by Baron Earl

2024-03-30 23:01:14

The annual 420 Hippie Hill event in Golden Gate Park, where large crowds of hippies, wannabe hippies, and hippie poseurs drape themselves in tie dye t-shirts and gather on a hill on 4/20 to smoke weed, was cancelled this year because the organizers couldn't get their act together.

According to the group's website, "The unofficial, unsanctioned all-day event takes place every year on April 20th in the Sharon Meadows area of Golden Gate Park, AKA Hippie Hill." Later on the same page the event is listed as happening on Hippie Hill in Robin Williams Meadow. The meadow was renamed in 2018, but the second half of the page forgot to tell the first half of the page about that.

"It would be really great to have sponsors, man," said possible event spokesperson Sticky Micky, "Like, that would be awesome. But, like, you have to call people on the phone, and it seemed like too much hassle."

Mostly the money was to pay for trash collection. In 2016 the attendees left over 11 tons of trash behind in the park, causing a revival of the term "dirty hippie."

Since the organizers couldn't get the financial sponsorship they were looking for to fund an event where people show up in a public park, sit on a hill, and smoke weed, the event was cancelled.

"There will be another event going on in Robin Williams meadow. ... We will have signage letting people know that 420 isn’t happening this year," SF Recreation and Park Department spokesperson Daniel Montes said in an email. Instead the park will host a kickball and volleyball tournament organized by a company -- not run by hippies -- that manages adult sports leagues in nearly a dozen cities, including SF.

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