See also: bein, Bein, and bein'




be-in (plural be-ins)

  1. (dated) A gathering of hippies in a public place. [from 20th c.]
    • 1967, Studio International, volume 174, page 81:
      In the thirties poetry might have been seen as a revolutionary weapon; today the creative aspect of be-ins is permeated with a quality of appeasement, something the Fun Palace planners may not have anticipated.
    • 1997 September 1, James S Kunen, “It ain't us, babe”, in Time:
      "We have Phish, now that the Dead are gone," she ventures. "And raves. It's very much the same idea as a be-in or love-in to go to a rave."
    • 2009 August 2, Virginia Heffernan, “Hop on, Pop”, in New York Times[1]:
      For the Grateful Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow, cyberlibertarian and a founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, freewheeling file-sharing and community-building seemed like an anticorporate be-in.
    • 2012, Eric Berkowitz, Sex and Punishment, Westbourne Press 2013, page 115:
      The five-day festival was a combination of a sexual be-in and a prostitution trade fair [] .

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