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18 Photos That Reveal That The 70’s and 80’s Goa Was A Party Paradise

At the present time, Goa is full of edm parties, loud bullies and overcrowded beaches. However, back in the 70’s and 80’s it was nothing less than a paradise. There was this raw vibe and rich culture that assimilated together in order to reflect one of the most exotic environment in the beaches. Here are a few photos that will put a better insight about Goa and it’s serenity back in the 70’s and 80’s.

1. Arjuna Beach in the 70’s

Arjuna Beach used to be one of the most coolest beach in Goa where the vibe was chilled and partying was heavenly.

2. A full moon party.

The craze and authenticity of parties in Goa was something else back then. Just look at the happy faces!

3. First Flea Market In Anjuna

The first Flea Market in Arjuna Beach used to be a treat to eyes back then. The whole environment somewhat looked like in the picture above.

4. Early Flea Market In Anjuna

Check out the raw-ness and bright colours of the beach during an Flea Market. Now, isn’t that wonderful?

5. Selling Charas In Anjuna Flea Market

Selling charas openly is not legal now but back then it was. This is the funkiest and coolest about the Goa back then.

6. An Untouched Calangute Beach

The Calangute Beach looks terribly engrossed into human intervention. But before, it was a natural treat to the eyes.

7. Flea Markets

Foreigners found their home amidst these Flea Markets back then. Indian clothes, exotic drinks and glamorous parties was all about these markets back then.

8. A Full Moon Party On South Anjuna Beach

This view can hardly be availed today since commercialization has taken place. But earlier, these parties were the life of Goa.

9. Pristine Anjuna Beach

Look how peaceful and untouched the beach looked like. This is what real magic is.

10. Anjuna Jam Band

Another reason why the parties in Goa were a big hit. People used to party like animals with the band.

11. Selling Manali in Goa

Things from Manali were sourced to goa because people needed it badly! Parties without things like this seemed incomplete even back then. Probably these are the things why people considered Goa as the party kingdom.

12. Another Full Moon Party

An untouched beach and a starry night sky waa all people needed back then to party hard.

13. Gilbert Garcia Band

Just another ‘not so random’ party with one of the best beach band of that age.

14. Costume Party In North Anjuna

This is something which is extremely rare in today’s Goa.

15. A New Year’s Eve Party

The craze of New Year’s Eve Party used to be 100 times better than what it is today.

16. Full Moon Winding Down In 1979

What else can you aspire for? Look at the whole environment!

17. Anjuna Flea Market In 1982

These markets had gems that you cannot find today so easily.

18. A Party In Vagator In 1987

A classics pop music is all that the parties miss in today’s age.

About Bishal Kalita

I hail from the city of Guwahati, Assam and strongly believe in finding a meaningful contentment in the subtle things of life. A published writer and an avid lover of literature, I am someone who is composed out of pain but watered with joy.

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