I couldn’t remember if I posted this story. It belongs in my Laclede Town FaceBook somewhere.
Across the circle from where I lived, behind the bookstore, just up a cul-de-sac/parking lot was a psychedelic tour bus belonging to our local rock group The Crystalline Silence Band.
The allure of this multi-colored fantasy chariot proved too strong for the kids in the neighborhood to resist. One night we broke into it. I can’t remember who was with me but there were a lot of us. We didn’t even try to be discreet. We ran wild.
Needless to say we were discovered by the band. I thought we were really in for it but, instead of getting angry, they invited us into their pad.
It was an environment I had never known before. There were strange odors. All of the walls were covered in murals and some were still in progress. A beautiful hippy girl with a head band surrounding long blonde hair sat on a stool reciting wonderful abstract poetry into a microphone. Her voice was processed with a lot of reverb and there was so much smoke that it seemed like it was all a dream. Now that I think about it, I bet we kids all got a contact high.
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