[BBC] | 'My day with the drug testing squad…'
The tent in question is a full drug-testing facility. With boxy grey testing machines, flashing lights, test tubes, sample bags, and an army of laptops loaded with specialist software, behind the tarpaulin lies a scene that could be straight out of Breaking Bad.
It actually houses seven volunteer chemists (many have PhDs or experience in the drug-testing industry) and drug counsellors, all of whom are working for The Loop, currently the only organisation offering on-site testing at festivals and nightclubs in the UK, they say. As well as MADE, over the summer they were at six other festivals, including Bestival. [Read more]