Everyone was like ERMAHGAWD – what are you gonna write about the E-Zoo Molly PSA? My response was I’m not sure what I think of it yet, and truthfully I still don’t know. It’s “ok” and it’s good that someone of authority is “saying something”, but underneath the E for Effort props (HA!) lies the fact that drugs are illegal and by discussing drug use in depth in a way that would actually be educational, promoters would be required to admit in the face of public scrutiny that drug use is built into the fabric of dance music culture.
Even the blogs writing about it are holding back, I love Do Androids Dance for their real talk and they had everything to say about how MDMA isn’t the problem it’s cutting agents (well that’s a one-deeper insight), but then referred to people who drop MDMA at parties as “those who want to roll the dice with their bodies”. OMG, Nappy (that’s the author’s name), I’ll die of shock if you can convince me that you’ve never done drugs at a rave. I’ll die again if you can convince me you went into it with the attitude of “I’m just gonna roll the dice w my body and see what happens.” Roll, lol, die. This thing’s just writing itself.
I’m kind of sorry for being insensitive, but odds are very much in your favor that NOTHING WILL HAPPEN TO YOU IF YOU DO MDMA AT A PARTY. YOU WILL PROBABLY NOT ROLL AND DIE! And everyone knows this, that’s why they’re not afraid to load up on illegal chemicals and go rave their faces off. But, if you take MDMA and 1. get drunk, 2. dehydrated or over-hydrated, 3. take a fuckload of it or 4. mix with other drugs, your chances of dying just went up drastically. Promoters aren’t allowed to tell patrons to “take it easy” and make “better decisions with your illegal drug use” – they have to stay surface level to protect their own asses.
Just look at the serotonin rush on a brain scan! All MDMA did was release that serotonin en masse. If you were an educated user and you took 5HTP or tryptophan before and after use, you had tons of serotonin pumping in your brain and probably rolled your head off with very little come down because you didn’t deplete your reserve of feel-good, natural brain chemicals. That’s right, the chemical that gives you the feels is IN YOUR OWN MIND. And you don’t need MDMA to let it out, you have way more control over your body than the reptiles would have you believe.
(MOLLY! Don’t start talking about reptiles, it freaks everyone out). Ok, ok. But PLUR real, as a semi-retired, very educated user, I can tell you that your brain is primed to release a butt-ton of serotonin in response to awesome music and lights. I can roll like it’s Dallas in the 80’s just by going to a solid show because my brain is already primed to release the party-chems in response to the Rave Stimulus. If I take 5HTP or tryptophan, better bust out the Vick’s inhaler and a light show cause I’m probably lying on the floor trying to feel up strangers.
THE DRUGS ARE IN YOUR MIND. IT’S THE NEXT LEVEL. IF YOU ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO HAVE DRUGS TO ENJOY THE RAVE, YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG.