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Bathhouse Acid Trip

an excerpt from John’s book, The Gay Road Less Traveled, available on Amazon for $3.99.

I’m learning as I go as to how the bathhouse works, while trippin’ real real hard. We pay $17 each to enter. What is expected and normal is to rent a locker for $10. You put all your clothes in this locker and walk around naked, in a towel. There are also little rooms for rent ($25) that lock, with little half bed/bench combos. Kevin & Chris pay for their lockers and are given keys. The attendant asks for my $10. I decline. The attendant says I have to get a locker, where else am I going to put my clothes? I primly tell him that I’m keeping my clothes on. I distinctly remember the aura and color of red coming off of this guy as he argued with me. Chris tells the attendant he is sure once I get inside I will want to come back out and get a locker. Now I had dropped acid a good 20 times in my life, but never like this. Not sure if it was because I was tired after the long weekend, or because it was 2 hits, or maybe the acid was industrial strength, but I proceed to have a kind of out-of-body experience.