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What's It Like to Take Acid at a Taylor Swift Concert? Father John Misty, Lana Del Rey Explain

by William Hoffman   Feb 10, 2016 18:23 PM EST

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Apparently, taking acid at a Taylor Swift concert feels a lot like being surrounded by gorgeous women swimming in a lake with dresses on and kissing Lana Del Rey in a cloud of smoke, according to Father John Misty, who based Del Rey's "Freak" music video off his own personal experience with the psychedelic drug.

Consequence of Sound reports that following a screening of the video in Los Angeles, Del Rey and J. Tillman (better known as Father John Misty) took the stage to address the crowd that had waited to see the premiere.

Del Rey addressed the crowd saying, "I had so much fun making this video inspired by his acid trip that he took in Topanga ... Well that's his story."

"I took acid at Taylor Swift," Tillman responded, starring down a shocked Del Rey who obviously didn't know that half of the story up until she was told on stage. "I thought this was the best time to tell you," he continued.

Del Rey confirmed on stage that it was likely the show Tillman attended in Australia, which marked the end of the pop star's massive 2015 world tour.

Watch the on-stage exchange over on Consequence of Sound.

The video itself is certainly quite the trip as the two musicians run through a field in true hippie style and drop acid together in a sexualized, free love interpretation of Tillman's trip. Del Rey explores some darker parts of the trip as images subliminally flash by in a poorly lit cabin room and she appears paralyzed for a moment when her mouth fails her while drinking some Kool-aid.

Tillman, on the other hand, seems mighty pleased with himself as women surround him while his eyes are closed in a daze and eventually he gives Del Rey the classic dip and kiss move.

Watch the music video below.

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