We were celebrating transcendental consciousness, the beauty of the universe, the beauty of being. It is essentially a striving for realization of one's relationship to life and other people The Yippies came to national attention during their celebration of the spring equinox, when some 3, of them took over Grand Central Terminal in New York—eventually resulting in 61 arrests. On Guard prints the news and raises hell each week. West Side The affluent area of Los Angeles where the elite of the entertainment industry reside. A revolution of individuality and diversity that can only be private. This ceremony combined a psychedelic experience with traditional Native American spiritual values; these people went on to sponsor a unique genre of musical expression and performance at the Red Dog Saloon in the isolated, old-time mining town of Virginia City , Nevada. Other more serious and more critically acclaimed films about the hippie counterculture also appeared such as Easy Rider and Alice's Restaurant. The lyrics, "If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair", inspired thousands of young people from all over the world to travel to San Francisco, sometimes wearing flowers in their hair and distributing flowers to passersby, earning them the name, " Flower Children ". Francis of Assisi , Gandhi , and J. The Hells Angels provided security that proved far less benevolent than the security provided at the Woodstock event: American tourists in Thailand, early s Like Wandervogel, the hippie movement in the United States began as a youth movement. After a long delay, during which the site became a dangerous eyesore, thousands of ordinary Berkeley citizens, merchants, students, and hippies took matters into their own hands, planting trees, shrubs, flowers and grass to convert the land into a park. Haight-Ashbury could not accommodate the influx of crowds mostly naive youngsters with no place to live. The media was right behind them, casting a spotlight on the Haight-Ashbury district and popularizing the "hippie" label.