Across the plaza at Grove and Larkin, another stage had been set up for a Woman's Space with the Gaia stage hosting various female performers.
Growing up around early California environmentalists and feminists as a teenager, the event threw me into an instant time warp, except everyone was much older.
Though it's easy to make fun of the entire 1960s California hippie/environmentalist/female/Gaia ethos, in truth it's been one of the most remarkably influential moments and movements in world history.
We just don't know how it's going to play out as the human race continues with its male exploratory energy at the expense of sustainability.
There's always room for hope...
...and plenty of room for honest despair.