Back in the early 80's when I did drugs my older brother gave me a very very small purple tablet that he claimed was purple microdot acid. I took one half of a tablet , my wife took the other half and he and his wife split a second tablet. We were sitting around listening to the stereo having a beer and smoking a little weed. About 20 minutes later we started joking saying " tell that guy thanks for the sacharin when you see him" due to the small purple tablet being about the size of sacharin tablets when they came in the form of a small pill . About 10 minutes later I got the craving to dance ! I had to start dancing. I could not stop dancing to music and danced by myself for at least 4 hours. My brother was making like he was playing drums. He did this for hours. Our wives were not as affected by the drug and sat there having a good time. About daylight we went home and cleaned house for hours. It was like I had to keep moving and doing something. This was the only time I have ever taken any acid We liked to smoke some weed and have a beer after work. We all worked and are now retired. We never got arrested or even a speeding ticket. Since the early 90's we have stopped all drinking and drugs due to having children. My question is ; from the above, does it sound like I took real purple microdot acid back then ? The guy who sold it to my brother said "it is 90 mph ! " . With him saying this , to me it sounds like the pill was some kind of speed or meth ? I never saw any colors or the crazy things people claim to have seen on acid. Does real purple microdot acid make people act like I did ? At my age now it's vitamins and exercise. Lifes too short. ! Ratler
6 Apr 2012
dear Ratler, as you know, someone made thqt pill in a lab and it was likely cut with some type of amphetamine so that is why you got that speedy effect. Even by just splitting it, you may have gotten more of the amphetamine than your wife. My understanding is sometimes the pills were made and then liquid LSD was dropped onto the pill or paper, they used to call the paper with LSD blotter acid.
6 Apr 2012
It could have been LSD and it could also have been PCP or it might have been some sort of amphetamine-that is the thing about buying street drugs, you never can be sure of what you are getting. Drugs can be "cut" with all kinds of poison! I know back in the 80's PCP was frequently sold as "acid" It could have been LSD or "acid" but most likely it was an amphetamine of some kind if you didnt have any visual hallucinations. LSD almost always causes some kind of visual or sensory effects. Seeing sounds, tasting colors for example. Seeing things "melt" is a common hallucination-pictures on the wall melting and dripping on the floor. Uncontrollable laughter is common when LSD first begins to take effect then that leads into the hallucinations but the hallucinations may not be continuous.
When you were dancing do you remember seeing any "streamers" (streaming lines of colors coming from your hands or arms)? If yes, then it was probably acid. Some people will do an activity for hours because they are fascinated by the streamers and effects their movements make. Some people get giggly and are just sociable but almost always with LSD or acid there is some sensorystimulation/hallucination. It could also have been both an amphetamine and LSD mixed. I remember having "acid" going around that I was told if you were going to do it, you had to be doing something active, so it was likely an amphetamine based drug of some sort. Who knows? A lot of us were pretty stupid growing up in the 70's and 80's!!
10 Apr 2012
This was thirty years ago you are talking about. I'm sure that if it were LSD, you would have had flashbacks (if you are the type to have flashbacks) by now, so I wouldn't worry about that. Besides, what good is it going to do for you in 2012? If you are that curious, I suggest ask your brother!
15 Nov 2012
What you took was probably mescaline, not LSD. There were a number of colored microdots at the time and all were mescaline, at least in my experience. Both microdot and blotter were called acid in the early '80s and may still be. It took a while for them to take effect. Microdot was weaker than liquid LSD dropped on blotter and didn't produce heavy hallucinations (colors etc) like LSD. It was probably cut with some sort of speed. I did a lot of that stuff back in the early to mid eighties. After taking blotter for a long enough time, microdot would barely get me high but at the start it was pleasant enough.
4 Mar 2013
Yes you did take a acid ... purple microdot was a common commodity in the 80's and was available in the little purple pill you described.the person who said that LSD only came in blotter form was wrong.we use to call it "purple vitamins" or Flinstones as a code word.
The pill was very small and lavender coloured not sure if it was only in Canada as this is where I am from and I am guessing you are from as well.but the experience was allot of fun the effect was not to strong so you got a very pleasurable trip .i took my first purple microdot in 1981 at my grad party and was up all night listening to the new Rush album moving pictures and staring at my hand.
It was a very good experience as it was only about 10% of what a blotter of acid from the 1960's would do to you ... which was fine by me as I couldn't have handled anything more strong than that.
The other acid that was popular at that time in the early 80's was "red devil" acid and that came in blotter paper form but was about the same strength as purple microdot.
Hope this helps solve the mystery.
Purple Microdot was real and so was your trip.allthough you really should have taken the whole pill not half.
6 Aug 2013
That was most definitely PCP brother. People have claimed it was "Mescaline" as well as LSD. In the infamous case of Ricky Kasso, he was said to have eaten 5 or 6 of these thinking it was mescaline. The dose of oral PCP is roughly 5-15 mg, where mescaline's dose is around 250-600mg-Impossible to fit that amount into a microdot.
PCP is a dissociative, you will feel like you're tripping, not very visual on moderate doses. It will cause you to act really goofy like you're a child again. I know from experience, I'm about 85% sure that's what you took.
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