That ’70s Show allowed a generation of youth to relive the era of disco and platform shoes. One local man, David Beattie, has transformed his East Vancouver home and invites the public to a new concept in public spaces, arts, entertainment and social connectedness.
The East Vancouver home is a cellphone-free zone open to the general public from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day of the week.
There are absolutely no digital devices allowed of any kind allowed.
Here is a description from their meetup page:
Sick of cellphone addiction? Want to experience what social life was like before computers and digital devices? This is for you. We call it “OUR GENERATION: Open House and Living Shrine to the early ’70s.” Yup, our house is open to anyone and everyone, every day, between 10am and 10pm, to come and hang out, have tea or coffee, listen to LP records from the ’70s and earlier, and socialize without interruption from BLUEFACE – the light of devices on your face. It is radical, it is cool, can you dig it? The pad is six minutes walk from Joyce Skytrain station, at 5123 Aberdeen Street, Vancouver.
For a small donation you’ll be served tea, coffee, hot chocolate, herb teas and hot apple cider. If you want to drink then you need to bring your own and there is no drinking before 6 pm allowed. And even though it’s the 70s, there is absolutely no drug use allowed on the premises. Anyone that wants to take a psychedelic voyage will be asked to leave and the police will be called.
If you want to take a trip back and time, to a time far more simpler. Check out the Our Generation: Open and Living Shrine to the ’70s Facebook page to contact the residence.