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Electric Kool-Aid Acid Field Trip

 by Bennett Gordon


Tags: Great Writing, creative nonfiction, Bohemeian.com, The Rumpus,

Trippy Field TripHigh school field trips can be nightmarish under normal circumstances, but when your student secretly doses you with LSD, the outing isn’t likely to be fun. Luckily (or highly problematically, depending on how you look at it) John Moss had 10 years of following the Grateful Dead to train him for the experience. Writing for Bohemian.com, Moss recounts how he tried to keep his hallucinations under wraps, and keep the field trip from becoming a tragedy. Here’s a key quote: “Hallucinations were rare in my previous LSD experience, but I already had dancing trees, bouncy sidewalks and exploding flowers. Dangerous signs this early in the trip.” 

(Thanks, The Rumpus.)

Adapted from image by Crystl, licensed under Creative Commons.