Last weekend Bestival went down, but some people are barely sleeping for the first time since the event.
The festival took place at Dulworth Farm in Dorset last weekend and some attendees claim they haven’t slept since the show. With MDMA sometimes comes the inability to sleep, but 4 days straight is unheard of.
Drug safety organization The Loop, recently made some pretty scary discoveries while testing at the festival. Out of nearly 450 MDMA samples, the substances pentylone and N-ethyl pentylone were both spotted. Although the substances have a similar appearance to MDMA, they can leave you awake for days.
Director Fiona Measham from The Loop, had this to say about the results:
“There were people at Bestival who had been awake for three or four days after taking it”.
“If we test it, at least we know what we’re dealing with and then the medics and welfare officers can look after them appropriately, and we can put out a warning on our social media channels. ‘Exactly half the people who brought us it had already taken it. So we’re getting people coming to us after they’ve had a bad time.”
The Loop also uncovered some Donald Trump pills that contained double the normal dose and tested samples of what people thought was cocaine to find it was chloroquine, a malaria tablet. Party safe people and buy a testing kit!
We are offering our free, confidential and harm reducing drug safety testing service @Bestival from 11am until 7pm today. #TimeToTest pic.twitter.com/zMhPttbimv
— The Loop (@WeAreTheLoopUK) August 4, 2018