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4/20 At Your College This Year?  
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2361 times:

This year, the leadup to 4/20 was very quiet, no whisperings or articles in the local paper about what campus admin planned to do to counter it or anything like that...its no secret that Boulder is one of America's pot capitals, so 4/20 is something of a huge event here...although I don't partake in it, its always an interesting thing to watch...

In past years they've tried to stop it, but after spectacular failures like last years "Let's turn on the sprinkler system at the traditional gathering field and hope that keeps them away" attempt (student solution: Bring out trash cans, place them over sprinkler heads and sit on them, and smoke away), I would've thought that admin would've given up this year and just let it happen...not so much apparently...

When I went to class at 12:30, I took my usual route which goes right by the field where the largest gathering happens (typically thousands of people in past years), and I was somewhat appalled to see signs up all around the perimeter fence indicating that the field was closed, under "video surveillance", and trespassers were subject to sanctions and prosecution...

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...5,-105.267112&spn=0.00724,0.006545
The field where it happens is the one in the middle of the picture with dirt baseball diamonds in 2 corners...

When I left class at 1:45 and headed back that way, the situation had escalated to include an army of roughly 40 rent-a-stadium security staff (Argus) guarding the unfenced entrances to the field and 10 or so university police watching it like there was some kind of national highly classified secret hidden inside...

Im not sure whats going to happen at 4:20 PM itself, but it might be entertaining so I think Im gonna go back to campus with a video camera and check it out...

So college students, hows the 4/20 happenings on your campus today????

Greg


Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2340 times:

Its actually always 4/20 for me and Sabena332.  Wink
















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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7305 posts, RR: 85
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2300 times:
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we had the 420 caucus today in my 3308 class.  yes 

User currently offlineMaury From United States of America, joined May 2005, 532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2251 times:

Not a "this year" post but--

One year I was in Reno on 4/20, and thought it'd be fun to see what UN-R did for the day...Nevada being a pretty paranoid state about demon weed and all.

Sure enough, it was a sad affair--a few tables with medical marijuana and "legalize it" info, a vendor of hemp stuff, and everyone, literally, checking over their shoulders to see who was spending valuable time watching them.

Kind of a yawn, so I walked back to Virginia Street, passing through the student union...and everyone was staring at the TV sets there...looking scared.

Columbine.

That was a weird day.


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2236 times:

Ok, it was insane...got back to campus around 3:45,a huge mass of students was gathered around the perimeter, but the rent-a-stadium ushers and real cops were still there...3 sides of the field are fenced in, but there is an open end, and that end was protected by police-style barricades...around 4:00 or so, one guy just gets up and starts smashing and destroying the police barricades...3 real cops eventually go and arrest him right in front of me (got a great video of this!!!!), but the mob uses this opportunity to take back the field and let the celebration begin...

Here are some pics...hopefully I can process the video of the start and get it on youtube soon...

Bear in mind it was a clear, cloudless day in Boulder today...perfect weather...


Overview of the crowd...hard to get a good angle on them, no raised terrain nearby...


Don't shoot the messenger, Canadians!  Wink


One last overview...


Hopefully I can get that vid up...its great

Greg



Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2216 times:

Heres the video...



Greg



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User currently offlineSenorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2207 times:

At my school, there was nothing going on. Actually, there wasn't even any mention of 4/20 anywhere. Like people need an excuse to smoke weed...

[Edited 2006-04-21 05:41:27]

User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2198 times:

Hmmm....

Today we celebrated the 83rd anniversary of the Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, founded at Mississippi A&M College on April 20, 1923. Unfortunately, I forgot to wear my letters.


User currently offlineDinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1064 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2149 times:

Nice video, I was awaiting some photo's from my brother who attends this school. It's always interesting to hear what the adminstrators do to try and stop the event every year.

Dinker



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User currently offlineAirlinerfreak From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2106 times:

I know I am only in high school but someone hacked into the PA thing at our school and said things about 4/20. Also so many kids were baked it wasnt even funny.

User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1557 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2093 times:

My school had a barbecue, and since I am a campus security officer, I can safely say that surprisingly we didn't catch anyone smoking pot here. Oh, we also had increased patrols of the dorms so we could smell if anyone was smoking, and even there, it seems like anyone who wanted to smoke was off campus.

Marc


User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11677 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2070 times:

Oh, my.... As a pizza delivery guy, I look forward to April 20th. They usualy just shove a handful of bills my way and leave me alone. The worst this year was third floor of a particular apartment complex. All anyone needed to do is hang out in the hallway and they would be very very happy  Smile

GO CANUCKS!!



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User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2066 times:

Oh man, up here in Humboldt County, CA, everyone is always high anyway, as this is the chief Marijuana producing area in the Nation. ON 4/20, people from all over showed up and went to Redwood Park in Arcata, right off campus, and just got high all day. Keep in mind, this is Hippyville, and Marijuana smoking is legal on the Arcata Square. The 4/20 celebration was huge though. Big turnout. I don't smoke weed, but it was interesting to see the large turnout/festival.

-Copa


User currently offlineKdtwflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 830 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2058 times:


Thats truly impressive if thats the actual weed smoke.



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2021 times:

Quoting Kdtwflyer (Reply 13):
Thats truly impressive if thats the actual weed smoke.

It is!!!!

Greg



Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2004 times:

haha, great video...

Here at the University of Iowa and in Iowa City, there are a few pot smoker type folks (haha), but the majority of students here are relatively sublime (how ironic that i would use that word to describe kids who don't smoke pot) suburban white kids whose main vice is alcohol as opposed to any kind of "illegal" drug.

So I didn't really see anything at all alluding to 4/20 on the campus of UI.



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