Doors history: ice cream dreams at Thee Experience (part 2)

Photo Credit: Ed Caraeff © 1968 | The Doors European Tour (Frankfurt, DE)
Photo Credit: Ed Caraeff © 1968 | The Doors European Tour (Frankfurt, DE)

One of the people who visited the kitchen at Thee Experience was Owsley Stanley. The little man who dosed the whole West Coast with purple LSD traveled with the Grateful Dead. At Thee Experience, he liked to inhale the gas from whip cream cans. Leaning against the refrigerator door, he mischievously spooned ice cream into the mouths of anyone he could surprise.

Peggy, a waitress, thought it was cute that he plied her with ice cream bites on each trip to the kitchen. It wasn’t long before she found herself transfixed by the pretty colors of a hamburger, then slowly becoming terrified that the burger was trying to kill her. She’d been dosed.

The large room was darkened but the wait staff passed by the bleacher section, a virtual black hole, to reach the kitchen. It was something of a gauntlet, as they were sometimes pawed, abused, or exposed to sexual acts and inebriated behavior.

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