Happy 4/20! Here’s how to celebrate—at home
Thanks to COVID-19, this is a 4/20 like none before it
Thanks to COVID-19, this is a 4/20 like none before it. Instead of gathering en masse for a celebration of all things sticky and green, cannabis enthusiasts must mark the occasion in smaller ways.
Last year’s official 4/20 event in Vancouver drew some 150,000 people to Sunset Beach for a party that featured live music by Snotty Nose Rez Kids and headliners Cypress Hill. This year, things are going online, with organizers promising “an at-home version of our official 420 Vancouver celebration, featuring many of your favourite cannabis activists, as well as music and clips from 420 Vancouver’s 26-year history.”
The party gets rolling at 11:50 a.m. PST, which happens to be 4:20 p.m. in Newfoundland, and you can watch it all on YouTube:
Meanwhile, in Texas, you didn’t think 4/20 would come and go with nary a peep from Willie Nelson, did you? The country-music legend is hosting Come and Toke It, a live stream featuring appearances by Matthew McConaughey, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Smith, Elle King, Bill Maher, Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, and Billy Joe Shaver, among others. For more details, see the Luck Reunion website.
And while we’re on the topic of people you knew you’d be hearing from today, Tommy Chong is one of the big-name participants in the Great American Sesh In, a Twitch live stream that will also feature B-Real (of Cypress Hill and Prophets of Rage fame), Too $hort, Citizen Cope, and Thievery Corporation’s Rob Garza.
The Great American Sesh In is a telethon-style fundraiser for COVID-19 first responders. Check the website for full details.
Here are a few other options for your house-bound 4/20:
HighStream 420 Festival: Fundraiser for coronavirus relief charities features performances by Melissa Etheridge, the Disco Biscuits, and the Pharcyde, plus a variety of workshops and panels. Click here for the deets.
Higher Together: Weedmaps hosts an event featuring a DJ set from Wiz Khalifa, an acoustic performance by Billy Ray Cyrus, and performances by Stephen Marley, Cam’ron, and Erykah Badu. See the website for more.
Chronic Relief: Telethon-style show to benefit Feeding America’s COVID-19 relief fund. It’s a worthy cause, but the website doesn’t list any of the performers, so… prepare to be surprised?
For more ideas on celebrating 4/20 online, read Enzo DiMatteo’s recent CannCentral article.