good to see this comic returning to BoingBoing.
It sounds wonderfully hedonistic, but context is everything. I read The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test as a teen, and the whole point of the famous bus journey it chronicled was for the West-coast heads to finally meet up with the East-coast heads at Millbrook. The difference being that Kesey and his West-coast heads were very much of a DIY mentality and a whole lifestyle. I mean, there was no "getting permission" from institutions and governments; Kesey just bought a bunch of land with his book money and they did acid every day, painted everything day-glo, wired speakers through the forest, and had the Hell's Angels over for orgies.
So, when they finally pulled the "Further" bus into Millbrook and dug the scene there, Kesey et.al. were shocked by how square it was. It's been over 20 years since I read it, but I don't think I've forgotten the exact wording used by Wolfe: "So this was Millbrook: one big piece of uptight constipation."
Personally, I'm a bit jealous that they had Mingus over for their acid party, though.