Hell, I am speechless about the hippies moniker being given to it. The place is a place of people of all walks gathering everyday. A few profs used to hold little gatherings with thier students on Friday afternoons. The international crowd it once drew was pretty impressive. If a student wanted to practice language skills it was just a matter of finding the right table of friends to chat with and get sloshed.
I can get along with anybody, as long as they aren't a-holes or snooty, and as much shite as I take for being a so called food snob, I'm far from snobby. My only requirements are that you be cool and friendly. The rest, no matter how they dress or talk can go jump in a freaking lake for all I care.