I Left My Car in San Francisco

Daniel McCoy
Jan 18, 2015 · 8 min read

In 1967 when the Summer of Love was happening up in San Francisco, I was 15 and living 50 miles south in San Jose, so I was just a bit too young to drive up there. But I was close enough to watch it on the local news from the San Francisco TV stations, and I knew that all sorts of stuff was happening up there. I was fascinated by it all but I was usually a good kid, and maybe a bit afraid of going too wild, so I didn’t do anything crazy to get up there.

Stanley Mouse poster for a concert I went to in 1968. Apparently nobody told Mouse that they had dropped the definite article a couple of years earlier.