Oh, the challenges of being a blogger, perpetually feeling obligated to preserve and record events for posterity's sake, sharing them with the world. Scribes were the first bloggers in a way and in that tradition we carry on the torch, adding our own contribution to the annals of history.
How could I possibly turn down an event to Las Vegas Hempfest?!
It is my journalistic duty to be your eyes and ears on the ground, and I take my duties seriously!
So here we are, folks.
Las Vegas Hempfest 2015.
Hempfest, in case you've never heard of it, is a celebration of all things relating to marijuana. From medical education and growing seminars to glassware and famously stoney celebrities and music acts.
Say "hi!" to Tommy Chong!
He was given the Lifetime Achievement award by NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) at 4:20pm and gave an impassioned speech.
After Tommy's speech the founder of NORML, Keith Stroup, went up to give his own.
More photos and videos below!
I arrived early, a short while prior to the gates officially opening for general entry pass holders.
As such, the open lot used for the event looked quite empty and even a bit desolate prior to the flood of people that would fill it as the day drew on. There was live music, carnival rides, food trucks, vendors and more!
I had arrived early to check in with the band Grim Reefer, who's performance we were initially going to be illuminating…once we realized the venue was going to be completely out doors in the bright afternoon sunlight we were disappointed to realize 710 Visuals wouldn't be able to bring our magic to this one. Despite the disappointment, the band was still happy to have me.
Then there was this Chongerpiller.
With the artist himself!
Grim Reefer getting their groove on!
People starting to filter in!
Personally I was never much into KMK but Antho is a HUGE fan!
I tend to prefer the sound of bands like Grim Reefer. :P
Last one by the Grim Reefer boys!
Sad day for a stoner! Someone's broken pipe was left on the asphalt. Womp womp.