John Lennon on his first acid trip


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/08/26/john-lennon-on-his-first-acid.html


#2
In 1965, John Lennon, George Harrison, Cynthia Lennon, and Pattie Boyd were having dinner at a dentist friend's house. The dentist put LSD in their coffee without telling them first.
God damned fuckin' dentists!

#3

I wish my dentist would do stuff like give me trips: mine just does horrible stuff like drill holes in my teeth.

Which is like a bad trip brother.


#4

You’re a rabid anti-dentite! Oh, it starts with a few jokes and some slurs. “Hey, denty!” Next thing you know you’re saying they should have their own schools.


#5

Look, I don’t want them hanging around my kids. We’re a gastroenterology family and we always will be! I don’t need them moving in to my neighborhood and marginally changing it’s real estate values! Down with Dentrification!


#6

My dentist has totally ruined the potential for recreational nitrous use for me; I get paranoid and expect people to stick metal things in my mouth. (OTOH, my nitrous trips at the dentist tend to consist of falling asleep after some initial confusion and a few interruptions of “turn your head the other way”.)


#7

A friend of mine gets migraines, but isn’t interested in trying low-dose LSD to see if it helps. Her one experience with the stuff was getting dosed back in the 70s, which was an 18-hour bad trip (probably 500mcg, and she probably weighed 100 pounds back then.)


#8

Do dentists still use nitrous oxide? Mine talks about it as if it was something the Victorians did before quick acting, quick finish anaesthetics.


#9

A destist I went to in 2012 to fix a broken tooth had it available. This was the first and only time I have used it. It was wonderful.

Everything horrible that was happening in my mouth — all the drilling, injections and so forth — seemed to be happening many feet away. It all seemed like a dream.

The piped-in music seemed to be an unending loop of some musical phrase from an 80s song I couldn’t quite remember. I had the pleasant sensation of falling through an infinite void, which I hadn’t experienced since I was a child.

And when it was over, the gas was turned off and I left with a great feeling of calm.

In short, you should ask for it.


#10

What if your dentist gets a little high from your exhalations while he’s working?


#11

Didn’t seem to bother him.

(Actually, it was a her)


#12

I’d been having balloons and bulbs of nitrous at raves for a few years when a friend turned up to a party with a 9lb tank and a scuba regulator. It was the only time I’ve ever given it a really good go, and it was much more psychedelic and dissassociative (like K) than I expected.

The most disconcerting part was the come down. Not bad, just a Groundhog Day-like experience of thinking “wow, I’m straight now, that was weird”, before thinking ten minutes later, "oh wait, NOW I’m straight… "

The best way to have nitrous is just a balloon when you’re on acid. It’s like hitting the teleport button.


#13

Wow, that article is good reading.

I’ve taken LSD many a time, but I have decided that I would prefer future partners of mine to have tried it at least once, to avoid the different outlook schism that Lennon and McCartney experienced.


#14

The Beatles did their best work on acid. Steve Jobs had his greatest insights on acid. Watson and Crick discovered the shape of DNA on acid. Why the hell can’t I buy it at CVS?


#15

Have you been smoking dope?


#16

God, I wish.


#17

Insert joke here with punchline "transcend dental medication."
Too lazy to type it all out, it’s been a long day for me.


#18

Can I point out that George is driving his car on the wrong side.


#19

This topic was automatically closed after 5 days. New replies are no longer allowed.