Ultra 2013: Five New and International Names for Molly, According to UMF Ravers
By Victor Gonzalez
We found Molly.
And if we're ever at an electronic dance music festival in Brazil, we'll know to keep an eye out for balas. Similarly, next time we're in Ecuador and someone offers us pepas, we'll know they're taking about MDMA, at least according to Ultra Music Festival 2013 attendee Esteban Ortiz.
These are the type of things you learn speaking with international kandi kids at UMF, many of whom opened up to Crossfade about their favorite club drug nicknames. Like Daniella Coluccio, who "loves cats" so much that she's decided to rename Molly. "I call it," she says, "Katz with a K, and a Z at the end."
From America's Pacific Northwest to New Zealand, this is how you speak Molly across the globe.
Mexican Tachas Norman Reyes "wanted to be part of the biggest party in the whole world" and Eduardo Gonzalez "loves electronic music" so much that they decided to make the trek from Mexico to Downtown Miami for their first Ultra Music Festival. But when we asked them about Molly, they seemed a little confused.
"Molly? No, in Mexico, it's called tachas," Reyes said.
"And in Brazil," Gonzalez spontaneously added, "it's called balas."
South Florida's "Have a Good Night" Drug South Florida locals Arianna Lewczak and Dave Lumbar were in line getting food when we asked them for a favorite Molly nickname.
"I don't know," Lewczak said, struggling to find a Molly alternative.
Molly's Male Counterpart: New Zealand's Charlie Loitering near the UMF World Stage, we bumped into a group of Kiwis, who made us giggle when they revealed Molly's secret. She is actually a he, and his name is Charlie.
Captain America's "Epicness" Drug Charles Limb is a Seattle, Washington resident, who was "fucking loving" his first Ultra Music Festival. In fact, he had already found Molly.
Back home, however, Limb calls MDMA "epicness," because it more accurately describes nights filled with heavy bass beats, Vick's inhalers, and neon glow sticks.
Frank Diaz was born and raised in Miami. He's a three-year Ultra Music Festival veteran. When asked if he'd found Molly, the local EDM beat freak admitted he had, "but I don't do that."
As such, he couldn't come up with anything original to call Molly.
"MDMA," he said.
"What about instead of Molly?" we asked.
"Uh, MDMA, bro. I don't know."
Rave on, bro.
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