Friday, August 12, 2005

Shrooming Festival Not What You Think

TELLURIDE, Colo. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – This is no hallucination: Starting Aug. 18, the Telluride Mushroom Festival is taking place in Telluride, Colorado.

The four-day festival is designed for folks interested in edible, psychoactive and poisonous mushrooms and includes mushroom lectures, mushroom poetry, mushroom music and the Mushroom Parade where shroomers dress up as their favorite mushroom and march down the town’s main street.

On top of that, experienced guides will lead daily fungus forays into the town’s nearby forests to look for mushrooms of all shapes and sizes.

Unfortunately for some shroom-loving folks, festival spokesman Jason Salzman says there are no psychedelic mushrooms that grow in the area so those who want to enhance their shrooming experience will have to bring in their own magical shrooms from the outside.

Nonetheless, Salzman expects 150 shroom lovers and possibly more to show up especially since a lot of rain has fallen lately and “mushroom hunters love rain.”

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