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If your parents had long hair and blissful smiles in their photos from the early Seventies, they probably went to at least one laser light show. The eye-popping, brain-searing experience was a rite of passage when just about everyone was turning on, tuning in, and dropping out. The Miami Museum of Science and Planetarium has been putting on shows since the mid-Seventies. Just as the drugs have become more potent over the years, so have the experience-enhancing special effects. “Technology has improved, and we’ve upgraded quite a bit over the years,” says laser operations manager Mark Bennett. He refrains from labeling the event as “a hippie thing.” “I’ve seen my fair share of hippies here over the years, but the crowd today can’t be stereotyped. We get a broad spectrum of music lovers. I’ve even seen grandparents with their grandchildren at the midnight Zeppelin show,” he laughs. Feed your head tonight with Pink Floyd’s Echoes at 9:00 p.m. and The Doors at 10:00. Admission costs seven dollars. Call 305-646-4200, or visit
Fri., June 30


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