Any musician could draw a crowd in Piedmont Park. Hippie bands regularly played in the outdoor venues. Solitary strummers and drummers could be found in secluded nooks in the woodland over by the drainage ditch.
Piedmont Park was the center of hippie life in Atlanta for years. The city was tolerant of the misbehavior that sometimes cropped up. What did people do when they all met in the park on an afternoon? There was music, flirting, and in this 1972 photo, sunbathing.