An all-night, LSD-fueled party in Mill Valley, California went wildly out of control early Sunday morning, requiring law enforcement officers from no less than five nearby towns to bring everyone back down to earth.
Things started to turn south around 7:30 a.m. Sunday morning, when paramedics received a call that a boy had started suffering from seizures after taking acid. EMTs from the Southern Marin Fire District arrived at the scene to find a 16-year-old boy covered in blood and using "superhuman strength" to block their entrance. The boy became increasingly violent until the paramedics called for backup, bringing in everyone from the Marin County Sheriff's Department to Mill Valley and Tiburon police. A second call for help brought in additional officers from around the area.
Authorities trying to control the scene had to contend with the original blood-covered boy and his 18-year-old girlfriend who also turned violent and began spitting blood on firefighters. Police found a total of eight partygoers inside the supposedly vacant home, many of them covered in blood.
Teen LSD Party In Mill Valley Turns Into Marin County Blood Ritual
"Every one of the top 40 records being played on every radio station in the United States is a communication to the children to take a trip, to cop out, to groove."
Tags: gonzo, sf
Current Music: 1000 Homo DJs -- Supernaut ♬
Egan misses all the good party's.
I did not realize that wardrobe professionals at KTVU were non-essential government workers. That orange striped tie with a blue checked shirt! I need eye bleach! How can he wear that on tv? Doesn't he know the risk he poses? Cut it out, man! Some of us are on acid over here!
Now you can stop wondering why I am so weird.
The only news here is that they were noisy enough to get noticed.
I was there
it was groovy
If anyone knows the origin of the quote in the first paragraph (made popular by 1000 Homo DJs) I would love to know more about it. It sounds like a radio sample but perhaps it was something Jourgensen & Co made up themselves when they recorded their cover of Supernaut? (I’m afraid my google-fu is failing me here.)
Even the Cigéhn Sample Sources List doesn't know...
I'm pretty sure it's Timothy Leary but uhh, I've never listened to the original of this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turn_on,_tune_in,_drop_out
Your suggestion spurred me to dig a little deeper and I found that the author was not Leary but one of his antagonists, the radio and TV show host Art Linkletter. He uttered these words on October 23, 1969 during some kind of hearing arranged by the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, not even three weeks after his daughter Diane’s suicide. Art attributed her suicide to the use of LSD.
There is a full transcript available in the HathiTrust Digital Library (see volume II, page 628). NBCUniversal seems to have a video recording in their closed archive. The discussion is quite fascinating, only two years before Nixon officially declared the ”War on Drugs”.
By the way, Ivorjawa nailed it about 10 years ago :)