Governor’s Ball Drug Use — yes, it’s a staple of music festivals here too.
New York City has some shady areas to it, no doubt about it. It’s not terribly difficult to secure drugs in the vicinity of the festival but we will not the risk of ‘what am I buying?’ is considerably higher out here. With the sheer amount of people and changing hands out here, you really have to know what you’re getting into to even attempt responsible drug usage.
Cocaine is pretty common out here, a popular form of indulgence of many locals. The potency is never anything on the level of ‘fishscale’ – pure cocaine you really need a strong inside source to purchase – but that hardly means you should overcompensate with less potent strains.
2C-B is another increasingly popular drug within the music festival circuit. If you haven’t heard of it, you’re not alone. It’s best described as a cross between LSD and MDMA — experiences of body high and enhanced visuals are generally the most common attributes reported. The progressiveness of the New York area will undoubtedly ensure the presence of some of these ‘lesser known’ drugs.
Purchasing your drugs ahead of Governor’s Ball is generally pretty easy provided you have friends in the area. Like many other music festivals, we receive scattered reports all the time indicating purchasing drugs inside the venue is possible but presents its own hurdles.
The drug usage postings have been a regular staple of these festival write-ups, not because we’re advocating as much as just choosing not to be naïve about the situation. Drugs and music festivals traditionally go hand in hand. Just, you know, don’t be an idiot.