Here's how it happened. I purchased my first 4 doses at a music festival in Greenfield. I take 2 of them and notice a strange tangy taste on the tabs (I was initially suspicious of the pure white paper tabs) and figure it was the real deal. After hanging with my friends for a good hour or more, one of them asks me if I notice any distortion yet. Nope. I take the other two thinking maybe it was just weak acid (is that even possible?) Wait, some more time and nothing seems to change. So we go back to the tent and the guy says he feels bad, swearing that the tabs worked fine for he and his friends and he gives me two more, these ones have a weird pattern on them. So I take them and walk around with my friend, and I don't notice any changes. At this point I've had 6 doses, not being aware of any visual changes and feeling pretty let down by this guy. I mean he's only a few tents away from us and he knew this so I don't see why he'd try to intentionally rip people off who are located right near him. In hindsight though, I think there may have been something mood altering about the first 4 doses of acid my friend and I took as we ended up staying up all night with no desire to sleep and my friend who's very drug experienced did admit that it was a strange experience. So we're walking around and I find another guy who says he'll sell me doses. I oblige and take two of them. I wait a period of time (I forgot how long) I begin tripping, seeing some crazy distortion in the faces and skin of my friends. A female friends freckles seemed to be shrinking into her skin and popping out in other places, and it looked like there were small things crawling around under her skin. Even then though, it was not anything like my experience with shrooms had been a year ago where I felt like the universe had been completely altered. I felt like I could still drive a car and function normally under this acid, while being aware of these strange visual distortions. Is it possible the acid was working to some degree and I just had a higher expectation of it? I have a hard time believing all 8 doses were at work on me this weekend, especially considering this was my first time. 8 doses of real acid should cause someone to trip like crazy, right? Anyway, never taking acid from an untrustworthy source again.