Psychadelics, I assume acid, mushrooms and whatnot, for dinner.
we had a campmate who has collected a pretty decent assortment of research chemicals over the years. I think he got most of it from china before folks got hip to the deal. I think I recall him mentioning a live journal where he logged a lot of his experiences with them, i'll see if I can track it down for you.
I had the benefit of being a day behind the group- i started out with just MDMA monday night while they dove right into the weird chems with names like 2C-I. i had the good fortune to see that everyone else have a good time with things I hadn't heard of before getting to try it myself the next night. The exception was one that apparently cranked up everyone's sense of smell to an "intense" degree, kinda glad I had the canary out in front and got to skip that one.
When, what and how much food did you eat?
I would eat a fruitcup or two for breakfast, something small like chips and salsa for lunch, and either a cup of pasta or a half can of soup for dinner. Not a lot, but pretty regular small meals. Would like to upgrade this situation next year with the inclusion of meat and cheese.
How much of this stuff did you take?
progressively more and more throughout the week. at the beginning of the week, one roll would rock my world; by the end of the week, i could eat 3 servings of mushrooms and a couple tabs of e and still be coherent.
Even though I tried to space things out to avoid tolerance issues, i suppose you can't wring water out of a dry sponge, and my brain was tired of making whatever it was making that made drugs fun.
How much detail do you remember?
Everything. Or at least, as much detail as anyone can remember from an intense week in an intense place. (ie: i wasn't a blathering idiot in a puddle)
Did you have trip guides or was thus all low dosage stuff to keep you going?
I was with experienced folks. I went to a hippy college back in the day (antioch) so I've been around the block, but it was nice to get casual advice as I would plan my evening's adventures (more often than not, i would be encouraged to go bigger instead of pulled back, which makes sense considering the tolerance issues mentioned already)
Did you sleep?
About 3 hours a day. This was good until Burn day, at which point i slept under our shade structure all fucking day until the sun went down.
I'm really curious cuz I never get to do anything like that.
it seems like you've been around the block enough to know the drill (be discreet, do your business in a closed tent, don't share with strangers, etc). If you're curious you should just try it. You only go around once.
Its a bold way to go on the Playa.
yeah. at this point, i'd like to think i'd do things a little differently next year- physically it's pretty demanding to stay altered for such a long run. And while I had a lot of cool little interactions, I also know that if I am tripping or rolling pretty hard, I tend to be very quiet and lost in my own headspace. I do wonder how many more meaningful connections I could have had with others if I was more grounded (and chatty).
Of course, I say that now, but i'm sure when the stranger rolls up and says "lick your finger and stick it in the bag!" i'll be licking my finger and sticking it in the bag, lol.