If you thought 4/20 would no longer be a celebration when legalization happened, you were wrong. As the weed-oriented day nears, everyone from cannabis-enthusiasts to entrepreneurs roll up their joints, unleash their outrageous marijuana-imprinted clothing or accessories and get ready to be as shameless as drinkers on their respective holidays (we’re looking at you, St. Patrick’s Day).
Last year, 420 On The Block debuted with a two-day event in multiple venues along South Broadway — aka “the block” — as a way to responsibly honor the milestones Colorado has achieved with the plant, while also throwing a kickass party. MCs and DJs, both local and some national-level talent, converged on “the block” with performances and live music.
But this year, 420 On The Block has promised to be bigger, better and one day longer than last year. To enforce that theme, they’ve adopted a “retro airline travel evocative of classic carriers such as Pan Am.” Why retro airline you may wonder? They’re asking “passengers” to “sit back, relax and join the Mile High Club in style.”
The Mile High Club is no longer just a naughty bucket-list item on an airplane though, 420 On The Block wants that designation to refer to the pretty impressive list of weekend events they have lined up. This year, more well-known headliners will perform, including Action Bronson, Matisyahu, Break Science, TNERTLE, Kitchen Dwellers and Michael Menert. Instead of taking over South Broadway, the event takes over Fox Street Compound in North Denver — mostly due to the newer, tightly enforced restrictions on public consumption in the City and County of Denver. It is probably better to keep the smokers in one “compound” — especially after the debacle from last year’s Civic Center rally.