Hundreds of people were in the Hippie Hollow area when the boat flipped over. The accident occurred during Splash Day, a semiannual event hosted at the clothing-optional area by the Austin Tavern Guild, a gay and lesbian bar association. Investigators said they did not know whether the party barge was participating in Splash Day.
I haven't been to Hippie Hollow in almost a decade. It was a nice park. Secluded, with terraced limestone that practically beg for sun worshipers. And naked people. Lots of naked people. The only drawback was there were always several perverts lurking along the tree-lined park road above the waterline, oogling everyone down below. I've heard that in recent years it's become more of a gay meat market, with, how do I put this... "immodest activity" taking place. Hope the boaters at least got treated to a good show.
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