The rest of the story is just the usual stuff: thinking an elevator is on fire, Harrison's wife trying to break a window, and driving really slow in a Mini Cooper (don't drive on acid). It's better if you hear the story in goofy Beatles accents:Ken Kesey's Electric Kool-Aid Acid Tests - 1968
I'm sure he thought it was an aphrodisiac. I remember his girlfriend had enormous breasts and I think he thought there was going to be a big gang-bang and that he was going to get to shag everybody.
And I know, Ken Kesey is a hero of yours, but here's the thing: If you read back through the book and refresh your memory about what Kesey and his Merry Pranksters were doing back then, it kinda sucked. They weren't telling people they were giving them acid, or even what it was, since people were still figuring out what LSD was back then. When people stopped by the Magic Bus, they were just handed Kool-Aid and told to drink up.People who didn't pass the test would freak out, and if that happened, the Pranksters would put a microphone in front of them and broadcast the sound of their terror through loudspeakers. Some of the Pranksters started to doubt the ethics of what they were doing, probably because what they were doing sounds pretty dickish.The Horror-in-Our-Schools Era - 1970s–1998In the 1970s and 1980s, a ton of urban myths sprang up, not just about how LSD can kill you, but about deviants trying to slip it to your kids. Since LSD is expensive (about $10 to $15 a hit unless you're getting gouged at a music festival) that doesn't really make sense. In the 1970s, when flyers started going around warning parents about " blue star tattoos," supposed LSD-spiked lick-and-stick tattoos meant to sneakily get kids high for some reason, the notion was total bullshit. Besides, what pleasure is there to be had from making kids act weird? Kids act weird anyway.
This new San Francisco-LA LSD thing, with wacked-out kids and delirious rock 'n' roll, made it seem like the dread LSD had caught on like an infection among the youth—which, in fact, it had. Very few realized that it had all emanated from one electric source: Kesey and the Merry Pranksters.