Greg Puciato (Dillinger Escape Plan) has epic psychadelic freakout

Apparently Greg Puciato isn’t old enough to have lived through Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” disaster campaign in the 1980s.

It seems the Dillinger Escape Plan frontman took a few too many “magic mushrooms” recently and proceeded to embark on a psychadelic freakout of epic proportions. Like “someone call 911” epic. Here’s what happened in Puciato’s own words…

I would like to thank the six police officers, fully staffed fire truck, and the several EMTs(thanks Brian Vanina for writing to me afterwards) that showed up over the weekend…to witness/enjoy what surely must have been a beyond hysterical/bizarre/confusing sight to them.Without going into too much detail…let me just say that it was ENTIRELY worthwhile to eat enough(way too much) of something(I won’t go into what but I’m sure your assumptions are probably accurate) to induce a total near death experience, have full blown entirely realistic hallucinations(including fake people that I had conversations with), have no ability to tell what time/age period of my life I was in(12, 17, 22, 29….all seemed simultaneous) and run around almost naked both in and outside singing, screaming, and asking the police if I was dead and whether or not Ben Weinman, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Liam, and various other people in my personal life, were in fact real people or part of a dream that I had while part of a separate larger reality. When I look back on being on a stretcher outside at 3am, frantically telling police that I was already dead and insisting that they tell me the truth, while accusing them of not being real either, and my girlfriend crying and being terrified that I had gone “too far” and would be permanently insane from that point forward…..it all seems obvious what you should tell kids about drugs. “Just say…maybe.”

To read a longer, more detailed description of the night’s events from Puciato himself, click here. For an alternate take on the night’s events, read this post from Antiquiet.

The Dillinger Escape Plan’s last album was 2010’s “Option Paralysis.” They are currently writing and recording a new album, which hopefully doesn’t sound like Phish…


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