A couple of weeks ago, Lovin Malta ran a survey to find out what our readers thought about the drug scene in Malta. We wanted to know the ins and outs of how often they use drugs, which drugs they prefer, and what kinds of places they do it.
Taking a punt, we also asked them to let us know the strangest places they’ve ever gotten high whether that’s on ecstasy, LSD, cocaine, or weed. Now we’ve already found out that Maltese people have gotten high in some pretty weird places, but we still managed to get even more examples this time round.
Here are some of the best – and weirdest – answers.
1. Ta’ Pinu Basilica
“First time I popped Es was at an underground party in the vaults of Ta’ Pinu Church. It was a Mickey Mouse and I took half. 19 years ago and I still remember. Don’t ask me what I had for lunch though.”
2. Skydiving while on LSD
3. San Anton Palace
“I had an event at San Anton that I knew would be boring, so I took some mushrooms. Sounds bad but I had a lot of fun!!”
4. A nun’s convent
5. Nanna’s bathroom
“Smoked a small joint in my nanna’s bathroom. She kept rambling on about politics (which I have zero interest in) and I wanted to make the situation a little bit more interesting.”
6. A 70th Birthday Party
“ I got high once at a 70th birthday party, with some family members I never imagined would be ok with drugs”
7. At the Police HQ, in a police cell, and across from drug sniffing dogs
8. At the top of a crane
“We got high and climbed to the top of crane. That was fucking reckless.”
9. A mass meeting
10. At the local festa
“I took some Es at my local festa. First we were by the church, then went to the firework launch point in the fields. It was amazing with fireworks going off just a few metres above your head… lol”
11. Many, many churches
Basically 23 different people said that they’ve taken drugs at church, taking the meaning of a higher power to another level.
12. In front of a mother who was either blissfully ignorant or has a terrible sense of smell
“We were once smoking a big fat joint at a friend’s place while his mother was cooking dinner right in front of us. She literally had no idea we were smoking.”
These were just a few of the many examples that stood out:
“I took Nitrous Oxide at work once, just for fun””
“I’ve had ecstasy at work events”
“At my boss’ house (he had no clue)”
“I’ve been smoking joints on the roof at work for three years and no one has an idea, or at least I think so”