****UPDATE 4/10/09 Check out the discussion of the article, along with the complete correspondence between Aaron Montoya, Editor-in-Chief The Rocky Mountain Collegian and Dustin Huth, CEO, The Basics Fund, Inc. LINK****
If you are ever in need of a ride to a show in Northern Colorado, there is a good chance that you can hop on The Basics Fund party bus and meet some interesting characters. The Basics Fund is a party bus/non-profit here in Denver/Boulder. Several of my close friends are associated with it and a couple are interviewed in this sometimes hilarious article. I say hilarious because it places the emphasis on the party, and seems to ignore the most important parts which is why most ride - safe rides, charity work, good times, good music. Still, I thought it was worth a link up:
As "The Warrior" bus glides south along I-25 to the night's gig, those who share the road with the city transport-turned moving drug den don't suspect they're next to a living acid flashback -- a modern day manifestation of Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters.Read the whole article here.
Inside, short green sticks of "Special K" -- a horse tranquilizer called ketamine -- are pulled from a floss box and coolly passed at no charge among the spread of twenty-somethings who have no reservations with shoving the hallucinogen up their noses.
"Good drugs up here, weird drugs in the back," yells Johnathan Taylor, a passenger from Fort Collins sporting only blue boxers, a T-shirt and hiking boots. He's in the "good drugs" category - only on a lot of LSD, he says.