I’m plugging away at a NaNoWriMo novel that involves time travelling. One sequence involves going back to Haight Ashbury during the summer of love period and I’m trying to do some research - lots of footage of the neighborhood itself, but surprisingly little of the Fillmore West. I thought that it being such a famous venue, there’d be loads of footage, but no. I found a video of a Jefferson Airplane concert on youtube, but apart from that, and a few ‘stock’ stills, I can’t find a whole lot that depicts the interiors of the place at that time.
I thought I might ask around for some firsthand accounts - did anybody ever see a concert there? What can you recollect? (I know, I know “If you remember the 60s, you weren’t really there!”) What did it actually look like inside? What shows did you see? What were the light shows look like? What were the acoustics like? Where was it exactly (I walked through Haight-Ashbury once or twice, but never went to the actual auditorium.) Any details that you recall that I might add for the sake of verisimiltude?
Additionally, any info about Winterland, the Carousel and the Family Dog I’d appreciate (Depending on a few plot points I haven’t decided upon yet, I might have scenes set there.)
Thanks in advance for your help.