a PARTY CALLED SUMMER OF LOVE
On the 6th of August in Hiroshima.
The party called "Summer of
Love" is held near the Peace Park
every year, and it will be on the 6th of this year. It starts before
the sunset. It's a free party so people bring drinks and musical instruments
with them, just showing up at the place. No entrance and no cashiers. "Hey,
what's up? How are you doin'?" Somebody finds somebody, and greets
them all in the same way.
There is only simple lighting, speakers and
a system set up. The sound is always experimental there. There sometimes
are guys with skateboards
going around the park. The light from the baseball stadium makes
beautiful figures on the stone pavement. The didgeridoo sounds deeply.
wind from the river stirs the leaves, and cools down the heat. DJs
change late at night and people always react to the music, come
to the turn tables and start to dance. Strangers passing by stop
for a while- tourists or neighbors maybe - and look at us and the
surrounds us from a distance. Why don't you join us? The party
is open at least
until the police come and break up the party!
8.6 is coming soon.
I don't know if they're gonna make flyers this year, but if you can
recognize the sound they play, it's easy to
SUMMER of LOVE 8.6 2004 from sunset