Drinking at the Smilin' Buddha

Drinking at the Smilin' Buddha

Concert goers complained about police oppression at the Smilin’ Buddha, describing violent arrests and unfair threats to the club’s liquor license. In 1979, the local punk 'zine Snot Rag proclaimed, “The Smilin’ Buddha is, at the time, the only regular punk club in Vancouver. The Smilin’ Buddha is also, at the time, the only regularly busted club in Vancouver.” Bev Davies photo

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