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Flash! Mc5 Set To Kick Off Yippie Festival Chicago Sunday August 25!

Flash! Mc5 Set To Kick Off Yippie Festival Chicago Sunday August 25! image Flash! Mc5 Set To Kick Off Yippie Festival Chicago Sunday August 25! image
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(Ann Arbor, August 7th) The long-awaited Youth International Party Festival of Life will surge into being Sunday, August 25th, in Chicago's Lincoln Park, with a kick-off concert by San Francisco's Country Joe & the Fish (who are in reality from Berkeley) and Ann Arbor's own MC5 (who come from Lincoln Park, Michigan, by way of Detroit). THE SUN talked with YIP music coördinator Ed Sanders in New York yesterday and got the latest dope on the already-legendary Festival of Life (YIPPIEJ CHICAGO! AUGUST 25-30), which will be held in the VJindy City at the same time as the Democratie National Death Convention. The YIPPIE Festival will be built around the music of the youth international 8 rock and roll--and will also focus on two other major areas of concern: dope and fucking in the streets, both of which are well known to SUN readers. In addition to other YIPPIE activities, Sanders has scheduled rock and roll concerts for each afternoon and evening of the Festival, which should créate enough energy to keep everyono göing through the less musical aspects of the program. Other Ann Arbor bands scheduled to perform during the Festival are the UP and the Psychedelic Stooges, and probably somc others. In his telephone interview with THE 3UN Sanders (who is otherwise known as editorpublisher of FUCK YOUa magazine of the arts and founder of the fuck-rock group the FUGS) revealed that the Festival will indeed be held and that the city of Chicago is expected to grant the Lincoln Park permit with the added stipulation that the Festival área be; left alone by Chicago pólice, who will be busy enough trying to keep the Democrat "candidates" fron gstting murdered on stage. Sanders and otfyer Festival organizers will be flying to Chicago from New York today to confer with city officials and straightcn out permit business as well as other necessa,ry arrangements. Sanders is confident that the city will grant approval to the Festival, although tliey nay hold up the permit until the last minute to furhher spread confusión among the rankr. of the young, who, god knows, are confused enough already by the actions of their elders. The Festival will go on no matter what the city says, however, and they are well aware of that fact by now. Other events planned for the week-long f reek scène include communal bathing scènes on the beach every morning; a huge nude grope-in for peace and prosperity on Monday night (26); the Lyndon Johnson Birthday Celebration Tuesday (27); the YIPPIE Olympics Uednesday afternoon, with contests in joint-rolling, body-painting, poonscomping, and the election of Miss Yippie (28); and the YIP Presidential nomination on Thursday, with the Yippie candidate Pignsus arriving from the southwest via Ken Kesey and Hugh Romney's Hog Fargi Express(29). Since the Hump-free nomination will also be made that day, there's no telling what else might go down afterwards. Pigasus will be offered as a sacrifice to the American nightmare, vying for honors with the notorious vice-president Hubert '"Porky Plg' Hump-free. With all the other shit going down :-i Chicago during the week, it should be kept in mind that the Yippie Festival is JOï a protest of any kind but is a presentation of an alternative way of life which will próvido sharp contrast to the American way of Death cpitomized by the Democratie Convention. Drunken delegates in restrictive ugly suits and ties and wing-tip shoes courting plastic prostitutes will be exposed as the pigs they are by hordes of long-haired f reeks in brilliant colors and f ree bodies dancing to rock and roll, smoking dope, and fucking in the streets. For many the choice between free life and thu American death dance will be apparent for the first time as the freeks explode into the streets and onto the sacrosanct tv screen, bringing some free life to the nightly death news reports. The local delegations to the YIP Convención are being coordinated by the Fifth Estáte tri be in Detroit and by the Trans-Love Ene.rgies commune in Ann Arbor. People who want to join the Detroit-Ann Arbor Yippie Caravan to Chicago on the 25th should contact Peter Werbe at the Fifth Estáte -- (313)83l-6800--f or information. Unlike the Democrat scène, no one will be barred from the YIP convent i on, and we damn sure wonft need "15,000 pólice, troops, and FBI personnel1' (As reported in the Ann Arbor Bews last week) to keep us from murdering each other while we do CUR thing.