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The Merry Pranksters' Bus by HiddenStash The Merry Pranksters' Bus by HiddenStash
Here I am at Hempfest 2010, standing in sheer awe of Further, the last bus used by the Merry Pranksters.




The Merry Pranksters were a group of people who formed around American author Ken Kesey in 1964 and sometimes lived communally at his homes in California and Oregon.

The group promoted the use of psychedelic drugs.
Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters are noted for the sociological significance of a lengthy road trip they took in the summer of 1964, traveling across the United States in a psychedelic painted school bus enigmatically and variably labeled "Further" or "Furthur".
Their early escapades were chronicled by Tom Wolfe in The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. Wolf also documents a notorious 1966 trip on Further from Mexico thru Houston, stopping to visit Kesey's friend novelist Larry McMurtry.
Kesey was on the lam from a drug charge at the time.

Notable members of the group include Kesey's best friend Ken Babbs and Neal Cassady, Carolyn Adams, also known as Mountain Girl, Wavy Gravy, Paul Krassner, Stewart Brand, Del Close, Paul Foster, Kentucky Fab Five authors Ed McClanahan, also known as "Captain Kentucky", Gurney Norman, George Walker, Sandy Lehmann-Haupt, and John Page Browning, also known as "Rampage" or the "Cadaverous Cowboy".
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liveotl Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Paul Krassner mentioned this in his book.. Confessions of an Raving, Unconfined Nut

awesome!!
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HiddenStash Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014   Traditional Artist
thank you! it was amazing to see in person
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gmf1313 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Is this the original bus or a later version? I heard there were at least 2
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HiddenStash Featured By Owner May 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
this is the second bus that the pranksters painted in 1990
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spiralcosmosart Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
free pschadelic revival art on my spiralcosmosart.deviantart.com page
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Dominik19 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah thats awsome :pills: !
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HiddenStash Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
thnx
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Dominik19 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure, man :peace: !
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MarzHintz Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student Photographer
i love that you love the pranksters <3 they were my kinds of cats.
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HiddenStash Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
definitely, they seemed like fun. i got to meet kesey's son at Hempfest - he was a nice dude
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MarzHintz Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student Photographer
wow thats really really neat im jealous
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HiddenStash Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
thanks, it was pretty rad
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ZANthraax Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
I AM SO JEALOUS.
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HiddenStash Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011   Traditional Artist
it was pretty stellar
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stalepixel Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
On To Edge City!
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HiddenStash Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010   Traditional Artist
YES.
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Thelithiumfox Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
My folk, only I am a darker sort.
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JulieBeloussow Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
Awesome. I want to see it in person one of these days.
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