This Thursday our friend Patrick Hughes is helping to organize an hallucinatory wake for Hunter S. Thompson at the Edinburgh Castle with an amazing line-up of writers who will be providing a fitting tribute to the late, great HST.
WHAT: Vicious Bullshit: A Hallucinatory Wake in Honor of the late Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
WHEN: Thursday, 9:00 pm, March 10, 2005 (Admission is free)
WHERE: Edinburgh Castle, 950 Geary Street San Francisco. 415.885.4074
WHO: Readings, anecdotes and other remembrances with Susie Bright, Phil Bronstein, Stephen Elliott, Ianthe Brautigan, John Marr, Bucky Sinister, Michelle Tea and hosted by Jack Boulware, with other very special guests.
For more info, please see The Squid List posting.
San Francisco is the fertile ground that provided the framework for Fear and Loathing. Without Oscar Zeta-Acosta, writing his own books at the Royan Hotel on Valencia and 15th, there is no gonzo journalism. Hunter S. Thompson was an early 60â€™s transplant to Big Sur, from his time as the Night Manager at the Mitchell Brothers, riding with the Hells Angels, writing at the old South of Market Rolling Stone, terrorizing the offices of Ramparts magazine in North Beach, holed up at the Seal Rock Inn polishing Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail, or turning in copy to the old Examiner via fax an hour before the paper went to print, his stamp on the Bay Area is undeniable.
illustration by: KRK Ryden