Newswire: The Grateful Dead has a plan for dealing with bad trips at its shows

Sometimes, in life, you think you’re going to a Bob Dylan concert, only to end up awash in a sea of Deadheads swaying and staring intently at their hands, because Bob Dylan was touring with Phil Lesh at the time. That’s what happened to your author, and while it was an, um, interesting turn of events, it was also instructive, as it provided a lesson on what several thousand people all taking hallucinogens at the same time looks like.

Overall, it was a pretty chill scene, but there’s always the possibility of a trip going bad. That’s something that the members of the Grateful Dead understand well enough to prepare a document for the security teams at its shows explaining how to handle audience members who are getting into some dark headspace. The document was recently leaked on Twitter, presumably by someone involved with the Dead …

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