According to reports following a death
at the 14th annual Gathering of the Juggalos held this past weekend at Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, this year's drug of choice at the festival was 25I-NBOMe. That sounds pretty high-tech for this group of face-painted festivalgoers, but according to personal experience, these weirdos are ahead of the curve. As we've previously discussed, mainstream festivals have become inundated with Molly
, a pure form [or so you're told] of MDMA, the main component in everyone's favorite party drug, ecstacy. While I don't condone drug use, Molly is a pretty tame approach to enhancing the summer concert experience. You get super sweaty, your pupils dilate, and you have waves of warm euphoria pulsing through your body. All the while, you remain pretty stable as you're well aware of your surroundings. The Juggalos, however, are dancing to the beat of a different drummer. According to its definition, 25I-NBOMe is a highly potent serotonin agonist with psychedelic effects. It's a derivative of the substituted phenethylamine psychedelic 2C-I, which based on a youthful experience, is some pretty serious shit. Similar to more mainstream psychedelic drugs, it alters your cognition and drives you to hallucinate, but it's combined with effects similar to those of MDMA. Oh...and it lasts for up to 10 hours. It's easily ingested as a small amount of powder within a tiny capsule. It's hard to predict whether it will catch on in the mainstream festival circuit, but with a solid enough nickname, anything can find its way.
But before you try a new drug, look at its pioneers. Here are two gentleman juggalos having a Faygo
chug off at this weekend's Gathering.