Hunter S Thompson Crash Pad

Notable Building in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

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On the stuccoed, bay-windowed facade, you might notice patched bullet holes – mementos of Hunter S Thompson's 1960s tenancy, when parties degenerated into Hells Angels orgies and shoot-outs. Thompson narrowly survived to write Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gang, founding Gonzo journalism with this motto: 'When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.'