1966- The Trips Festival–Longshoreman’s Hall- Handbill-PAE Graded Near Mint 87

closed on Thursday, July 26, 2012

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The Trips festival was one of the earliest major events of the psychedelic scene in the San Francisco in the sixties.

1965 produced several groundbreaking events that included the Charlatans groundbreaking run at the Red Dog Saloon The Pranksters Acid Tests The Family Dog’s early shows at Longshoreman’s Hall and Bill Grahams Mime Troupe Benefits’. However it wasn’t until January of 1966 when the whole thing gelled at the Trips festival.

Conceived by Prankster Stewart Brand organized by Bill Graham and fueled by Owsley the event was in essence a widely attended Acid Test. However this three-day immersion course in the psychedelic experience sparked the events that immediately followed most notably Bill Graham’s legacy at the Fillmore and Chet Helms Family Dog productions.

This super scare artifact from the Trips Festival is one of the few remaining high condition handbills from this historic event. The simple yet incredibly well designed image by Wes Wilson has survived the last 46 years in an incredible state of condition. With the exception of a set of pinholes and some age spots this valuable document is unbelievably well preserved.

This handbill measures 6 1/2” x 9 9/16”. There are two tiny pinholes in the top corners and five tiny scattered brown spots.

*****This handbill is available for inspection at our gallery by appointment. *****