Taylor Camp: Through the eyes of the locals

  • Courtesy John Wehrheim / Special to TGIFR!DAY

    Several Kauaians share their remembrances of the Taylor Camp experience in the documentary film “The Edge of Paradise,” to be shown at the Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center Saturday at 6 and 8 p.m.

Most Kauai people remember Taylor Camp as a place reviled, a punchline to local jokes or a code word for the ‘60s and ‘70s cultural invasion by pakalolo-smoking, long-haired-hippie/surfers living in a clothing-optional, pot-friendly, treehouse village on the beach at Limahuli. And if they haven’t seen “The Edge of Paradise” — Taylor Camp, Kauai, 1969 - 1977, they may think of this documentary film in the same way.