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Wavy Gravy Was The Festival’s Clownish Head Of Security

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Hugh Nanton Romney is well known as a political activist and a member of the California hippie community Hog Farm. He went by the name of Wavy Gravy, a clown, and would spray concert-goers with seltzer and throw custard pies.

He was there to calm the situation, and he and his group helped feed the crowd when the food ran out. In addition, he took time out from security and made several announcements from the stage.

Written by Camille Moore

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