The Electric Kool-aid Acid Test - Chapter XVIII Cosmo's Tasmanian Deviltry Summary & Analysis

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Kesey comes up with the idea to turn on the entire world to LSD through what he calls The Acid Test. This involves putting on open parties for the Pranksters, others who are on the bus and anyone else interested, where multimedia shows of movies, lights, music and sound fill the senses of those high on LSD. The slogan for this type of party becomes, Can You Pass The Acid Test?

The first try at The Acid Test party is held near Santa Cruz at a property that Babbs owns. Only the usual crowd shows up due to lack of advertising. A second attempt goes better and brings in Jerry Garcia and the band that is to become The Grateful Dead. This lends a more structured musical style to the usual noise that the Pranksters make.

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