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Barrington Hall was a legendary bastion of radical students near the Berkely campus. It became synonymous with political activisim, unorthodox lifestyles, drug use, and supporting music.

In the eighties, "Wine Dinners" were repeatedly hosted where punch was spiked with LSD. The name of the Primus album Tales From the Punch Bowl stems from these parties.

Barrington Hall served as a locus for Bay Area punk rock, with Operation Ivy, the Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, and hundreds of others playing the location.

After many successful defenses, Barrington Hall was forced to close in 1990. The USCA president stated "Barrington has a larger-than-life reputation. All across the continent, people know it as a drug den and anarchist household."

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