I’m going to see Shpongle play live in Melbourne, Australia in January and i’ve been contemplating taking some kind of drug for the special occasion. I haven’t even smoked weed before so I’m not totally well versed in such matters.
First time I saw them in 2008 I was completely spannered on Mushrooms and the night was incredible but a blur really, in 2009 I just had a few beers and still had an awesome time and took alot more notice of things so I’d recommend not getting too wrecked…
don’t take anything. i smoked weed almost daily for many years and i did other drugs too, and it did a great bit of damage to my life that i have to straighten out now. while it’s a fact that some people can handle drugs better than others, it’s honestly better just to never start.
It might not be the best idea to pop your drug cherry at a crowded, public event (even if it is a Shpongle show). If you must, go with friends you can trust, with a designated driver, and go with something light. I don’t know about the availability, purity and legality of MDMA in your area, but it might be the best option provided you can find a trusted source. The more full-on psychedelics, like LSD and mushrooms, can get pretty heavy sometimes, and its best to have a few experiences under your belt before taking them out in public for a joy-ride.
Also know that some of the best shows I’ve seen in my life were attended stone-cold sober, while alternatively, there’s probably an equal amount of times that I’ve had my night hindered by drugs. They’re not necessary, and sometimes they can interfere.
Unless you’ve never taken it before, in which case DON’T! Way too freaky if it’s your first time. Like psilocyborg, I’m about half-and-half: sometimes on psyches (I hate MDMA- the dread kills me before I even get anything, then I feel lovey-dovey and cold and clammy and unable to perform- seriously- then my week is an utter hell), other times I don’t even drink beer because I want to stay as fresh as possible on a natural vibe. Wouldn’t you know it, that’s always when people are asking me if I’ve got anything for them. You’ll have a killer time if you just dance the night away. Plus then you won’t be too mangled to make a pass at a sweaty hippy chick.
I agree with the idea of not experimenting with anything too hard, including psychedelics and anything synthetic. It’d be a shame to find you couldn’t handle the trip, high, etc. and lose out on enjoying a great show.
My advise is not to take anything except perhaps the naturally generated serotonine… why? Take something too much and you may miss out on the concert… perhaps you’ll have a great time, but you’ll miss the shpongle and the drugs-generated great time you can also have without the concert