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THE ACID TEST

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Until it was banned by the California in October, 1966, parties like this were places where people could openly take LSD and dance to the new music of the times.

Photo: © Chuck Gould, all rights reserved.


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Acid Test front

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Reverse side of Acid Test ID Card

The Merry Pranksters

Can YOU pass the Acid Test? There's no way to think about it or read about it. There's no other way to know than go ahead on it. Can you die to your corpses? Can you metamorphose? Can you pass the 20th Century?

What is total dance?

The Acid Test has been conducted in recent weeks at Santa Cruz, San Jose, Palo Alto, Portland, San Francisco, here, and is snowballing fast. Rolling east next month, it will soon be international, if not cosmic.

Sunday, January 23

We don't know.

Participants, beside yourself, are Henry Jacobs (who first carried out the fantasy of turning on an air dome), John Korty (illustrious film maker), Gordon Ashby (who designed the Light Matrix for IBM), Bruce Conner (illustrious film maker), Anna Halprin & dancers, Pauline Oliveros (with Elizabeth Harris and the 12-foot light sitar), Chinese New Years Lion Dancers & Drum and Bugle Corps, the Stroboscopic Trampoline, The Grateful Dead, Big Brother and the Holding Company, The Loading Zone, America Needs Indians, Open Theater, Tape Center, the Merry Pranksters, and

It's prayer, mostly.

Festival credits:

PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH BILL GRAHAM ENVIRONMENT: OSBORNE AND STEWART ARCHITECTS

PUBLICITY: JERRY MANDER/ZEV PUTTERMAN AND ASSOC.

SOUND-LIGHT COORDINATION: DON BUCHLA

SIDETRIPS: WORSHIP SERVICE AT 321 DIVISADERO ST., SUNDAY, January 23 at 11:00 A.M.

Chloe Scott, dancemistress -- Lou Harrison, composer

Encore Theatre -- Mime--Dance--Sound 3:00 P.M. Sunday, Jan. 23

The Music

The Dance

The Bows

Elizabeth Harris, Pauline Oliveros and large Mime Troupe Cast The SSSSSSSSSSS SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS SPsychedelic Shop 1535 Haight Street

Gratitude to Blake, Moffitt and Towne for poster paper. General Radio Corp, Los Altos, for strobes. Comtel Engineering for TV, Harry McCune Sound Service East Wind Printers -- Peter Bailey, designer Contact Printing Company -- Wes Wilson, design Light Sculpture by Marr Grounds, Charles Mac Dermond & Don Buchla Roger Hilliard, Steve Sanders, David Talcott

The Trips Festival notes with approval and great interest the participation in the festival of Look, Newsweek, Time, and Life.

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