Hippies Make Comeback At Ridglea Theater

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Posted April 22, 2013 by Jeff Prince in Blotch
NICK "TURTLE" PATTON OF IRVING WON FIRST PLACE AND $200 FOR HIS COSTUME THAT INCLUDED A LARGE JOINT. (All photos by Jeff Prince)NICK "TURTLE" PATTON OF IRVING WON FIRST PLACE AND $200 FOR HIS COSTUME THAT INCLUDED A LARGE JOINT. (All photos by Jeff Prince)

April 20 is a big day for folks who like to partake in the cannabis. The 420 connection is important in the weed culture.

So Gas Pipe sponsored a ’70s flashback party at Ridglea Theater on Saturday night and featured Led Zepplin and Carlos Santana tribute bands — Swan Song and Soul Sacrifice.

But what made the night particularly interesting was the Hippie clothes contest. Several dozen people donned their best old hippie duds, and the top three hippies won prize money.

Winner Nick Patton wore an original Peter Max shirt from 1972.

The judging panel included a child of the ’60s (Bo Roberts, co-host of 92.5 Lone Star’s “Bo & Jim” show), a child of the ’70s (yours truly), and a child of the…nows (Fort Worth Weekly owner Lee Newquist’s 20-year-old son, Wyatt).

Wyatt was born well after hippies had faded, but felt qualified to judge because “mom was a hippie,” he said.

I too wanted to be a hippie when I was younger. Unfortunately, I was cursed with a work ethic and an appreciation of hot showers.

But here’s a gallery of people living the dream:

INSIDE THE JOINT HE USED AN ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE TO CREATE THE ILLUSION OF SMOKE.

INSIDE THE JOINT HE USED AN ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE TO CREATE THE ILLUSION OF SMOKE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BO ROBERTS SAYS HELLO TO SWAN SONG FRONTMAN RICH PILGRIM.


3 Comments


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    THANK YOU to The Gas Pipe and the Ridglea Theater for having SWAN SONG join them for a great 70s Flashback Party!! It was a really Good Time for all!!




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