My parents bought a house at the Top of the World in 1968. I got back from Vietnam in '69 and spent the Summer at their house and down at Brooks St body surfing everyday.
Even went to Sawdust in '69.
And dropped in at the Music Festival in 1970. That had to be the weirdest Music event ever held. Didn't the Laguna Beach Police keep people from entering Laguna via Laguna Canyon Rd unless you had a driver's licence with a Laguna Beach address. I just remember I had to show my valids to get to the festival and then back into Laguna Beach.
See more of the photos I took at that Music festival over here.
These crazy old memories blasted from the old memory department of what's left of the brain after reading an interesting story at KCET website. Here's the story about Laguna Beach in the hippy era.
It's worth reading the story just for the comments from Jim Otto of the Sound Spectrum.