Saturday, February 11, 2012

Smilin' Buddha

More in the nightlife series. My dad played at the Buddha in the days of big band/swing/jazz. I remember the punk days of the club but Jimi Hendrix and Jefferson Airplaine graced the stage of this legendary Vancouver landmark. 54/40 bought the sign and it now sits in the Vancouver Museum, refurbished and on display for all to enjoy the artistry of neon. Hastings Street was innodated with neon in the 50's. Today, hardly a trace of the art remains. 

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