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The Annual Four-Twenty Gathering - 20th April 2019

Post by Lemming » Mon 28th Jan 2019 05:01 pm

Traditionally late, it's the traditional 4/20 thread!

Saturday 20th April 2019 is Four-Twenty Day!

Tradition is also being upheld in that there's been a 420 2019 thread running since September 2018!

If you've read any of my previous 420 thread introductory posts then you'll be aware that they're all largely the same. They do get longer every year though and it's is all part of the tradition. So ...

Why 4-20?

The origins of 4-20 are the stuff of legends and discussed elsewhere on this forum.
Suffice to say it's a time, 4:20, as in twenty past four, now firmly associated with marijuana, especially in America.
In American shorthand, the 20th of April (20/04/18 in Europe) is 04/20/18, so it's 4-20 Day!

(Wikipedia: 420, 4:20 or 4/20 (pronounced four-twenty) refers to consumption of cannabis and, by extension, a way to identify oneself with cannabis subculture.
The notable day is April 20.)

History of the 4-20 Gathering

2005
Soon after the ACD sprouted a forum in March 2005, Old Hippie Dave posted details of meets he'd arranged around 20th April 2005.
It seems that he and others on the Channels forum had been celebrating 420 day in Amsterdam for a few years.
After the event he posted this: Old Hippie Dave's video of 4/20 2005.

2006
In 2006 AzLaker helped to organise a band of ACDers to join the Channelites in de Kuil coffeeshop (420 cafe) on 20 April 2006.
The following day Old Hippie Dave held a "Vapo Party" in Amnesia.
Reports: Old Hippie Dave's video, OHD live report part 1 and part 2, Lafe live, Lemming, AzLaker part 1, part 2 and part 3, Zunkii, Bluelaru, BlueBerry.

2007
2007 was a big gathering with several forums represented. There's loads of pics in circulation of some of those epic sessions.
Travelogues: Lemming part 1, part 2, part 3, Twitch part 1, part 2, cattales1960, Mazdog, back2thedam (Haarlem crawl), Islandgurl part 1, part 2.

2008
Planning for the 2008 gathering was, at least as far as this forum was concerned, interrupted by it being off-air for months.
Fortunately Channels was still there and, especially, VDF stepped in and kept everyone in touch.
Travelogues: Lemming, Twitch, Bhang Buddie, SilentlyScreaming.

2009
By far our biggest gathering yet. We pretty much took over the 420 coffeeshop for half an hour or so.
Live reports were posted in Travelogues by AzLaker, Cattales1960, Couch, Fishinbob, Hestia, Lemming, WolfDangler and Worsall.
Followed by reports from Boner, Chilly1952, Couch, FenixNYC, Gapie, Hestia’s epic account days 1-8, days 9 & 10, day 11, day 12, day 13, day 14 (20th April) and day 15, Kermit, Lampshade, Lemming, LiquidSwords, PirateRaff, SoulRider and Twichaldinho.

2010
Some Icelandic volcano with an utterly unpronounceable name blew up and grounded all air traffic in Europe just before 4-20.
Nevertheless, a hard core of ACD members hit town in style.

Some members from the USA arrived just before the volcano went off and some determined people from the UK managed to get there by road, rail and ferry.
They were joined by Amsterdam resident members and, between them, they even managed to bring about the first ever ACD competition for best coffeeshop.

All of the members of the forum chose a shortlist of coffeeshops for our intrepid reporters to check out and give a rating to.
All of those members who made it then toured the shops and chose a winner.
We named our accolade the "Hestia" (well, if the American academy of movies can call theirs "Oscar" then why not?).
You can read all about it in the accounts below but I can tell you that Green Place won.

Travelogues: Hestia 420 Trip Hestia, Combined, 420 Trip Hestia First Installment, 420 Trip Hestia 2nd Installment, 420 Trip Hestia 3rd Installment and 420 Trip Hestia; Islandgurl 4/20 Begins... the Eruption.; Gapie Live in NES 420; Valo Day 1 - Monday 19th April 2010 and Day 2 - Tuesday 20th April 2010; Angry Pirate Obscurerd by clouds, a latecomers tale...; Treetop Treetop's 420 boat infested trip so far...; Lem's 4-20 Verdict; Cisco Ciscos Volcano Vacation; Ed the Head Ed the Head's 2010 Hajj.

2011
Of banners and boats, cups and cakes. Volcanoes went off all over Amsterdam but, fortunately, not in Iceland.
The Cup went to Basjoe and a good time was had by all. See these accounts:

08-420 08-420s 420 in Amsterdam; Arsonist What? You left BEFORE 420?!; AzLaker Finally......a trip report; Camman Nine days of smoke . . .
Chillers2 chillers 2's LATE 420 trip...; Cisco Cisco's S Sour Dude !!?! 420 Report; Colina ACD 420 boat trip 2011; FlyByNite And so the adventure begins.; Ftcarer 18-22/4/11
Gapie live @ nes at 18 april 2011; Hestia Hestia; Hulldj Where did the last 12 weeks go?? my 420 trip; Kermit Froggie style; Lafe Quick 420 report; Lemming 4-20 Lem Live; Lemming Lemming's 4-20 Recollections and Pictures; MK101 My 420; Philly-Rich Philly's 420 recap.; Rasa Rasa's "Burning Down the Dam!"; Steven 420 here I come....; Stuart1976 18th -21st april..; Trad Trad's April Visit; Uncle Ron The Annual 4-20 Gathering - 20th April 2011.

2012
A few travelogues from 2012

Lemming 4-20 Gathering 2012 in pictures and 4-20 2012 LIVE!
FlyByNite Amsterdam Adventure 2012 Trip Report
Smirks Passengers on flight 420 to Amsterdam, proceed to gate G13

2013

Lemming: "Pics 17th April", "Pics 18th April", "Pics 19th April", "Pics 20th April", "Pics 21st April", "Pics 22nd April", "4-20 Live!", "4-20 Menus"
Treetop: "4/20 2013 Treetop style"
Willjay: "willjay & Robyn's 420 adventure"
Ftcarer: "ft & Wifeys 420"
Jimi62471: "My trip was awesome!!!"
Stuart1976: "2013..420"
Nimrod: "Live report buried within a long thread"
Jwall162: "My return to the 'Dam 19th-28th April. 2013"
Bigguy: "Lost not the first"
Hasj: "204"

2014

Lemming: "Lemming's Traditional Pictorial Travelogue of 4-20 2014" and "420 Live"
Banshee Beat: "Banshee Beat trip report #2: 18/04 - 22/04"
FtCarer: "ft n 1st born's 420"
DRA: "Going For the Green in 2014: The Progress"
Jack Ganja: "What I Can Remember of April"

2015

Lemming: "ACD Four Twenty 2015"
Papi: "Papi's first 420 in Dam-ACD style, 17-22.04"
ftcarer: "Ft & 1st born's 2015 420"
fraidofspiders: "Fraidofspiders - first trip to Amsterdam"
madmaxxx: "420 haarlem/dam and the ACD crawls"
Occasional Bowl: "420 2015 Live"
Smirks: "Passengers on flight 420 to Amsterdam, proceed to gate G" (link to correct page)
bleak: "bleak's stoner photos thread" (video)

2016

Lemming: ACD Four Twenty 2016
Choppermike: Day Trip 420
Drugsbunny: My little trippy wippy
AndieFRANKBarlow: A bit late but.... 4.20.2016
DeLekkersteNUGS16: De Leukste Nug's 4/20 Week Live Report - The Life & Times of an Amsterdammer
Ftcarer: ft's 422 daytrip or "dad I need help i've lost my fucking passport"
OneHighMofo: Episode 4/20 - The Crispy Menace
The Pot Doctor: TPD's first travel report.... 420
Macky: Live 420 ,so it begins
Papi: Roll on 420 live report

2017

Our biggest Gathering for many years and our biggest boat trip ever.

Macky and all of us: Time to go live for 420
Lemming: ACD's 4/20 Gathering 2017
OneHighMofo: Episode VIII - more 420 madness
CopenhagenCouple: Mokum, magic, madness – CC does 420
DeLekkersteNUGS16: Nug's Live & Local: 4/20 The Gathering vol. 2, 2017 ("Roll on 420")
LLMReb: LLMReb's XI Trip - April 2017 King's Day (now w/ photos!) and Bat Cave

2018

More fantastic weather and a great crop of travelogues:

CopenhagenCouple and all of us: ACD 420 2018 Live Thread
Lemming: ACD's 4/20 Gathering 2018
Kenshiro: Kenshiro-san's 420 Sho dan (deleted?)
Kermit: 420 Respect Tour 2018
OneHighMofo: Episode XV - 420 mayhem volume III
CopenhagenCouple: CC’s 420 2018 – in varying degrees of accuracy and detail
Pierre von Mondragon: Life Report-420 week special
Madmaxxx: Madmaxxx 420 2018
RoMoney: My ACD 420 Induction
Macky: My420highlights
Devore: Out of my mind @ 420
ed the head: 420 Musings: Why we have 5 fingers - Lami
Smirks: Passengers on flight 420 to Amsterdam, proceed to gate G13

2019

We'll be there. Will you?
If so, please reply to this topic and post your dates here. Then I'll put you on the list.
It's completely free. Everyone is welcome. You just have to make your way to Amsterdam and join us for one of the coffeeshop crawls that we'll be posting details about nearer the time.

See you there!



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Re: The Annual Four-Twenty Gathering - 20th April 2019

Post by Lemming » Mon 28th Jan 2019 11:17 pm

Latest:
______________________________________________

People
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Here is a list of all of the members who've said they will or might be around during 4-20 week so far (in alphabetical order):

Bob2 "Eindhoven 17th, Amsterdam 18th- 23rd, Eindhoven 24th-25th, I think" (posted: 27th Jan 2019)
Danny211204 "16th/21st" (posted: 6th Nov 2018)
Gapie " :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: etc" (posted: 23rd Sep 2018)
Ghost "Used to be called Stenman. I may join you" (posted: 8th Oct 2018)
Hestia "April 17 to May 2" (posted: 9th Sep 2018)
Kermit "Will be roaming around town again" (posted: 1st Oct 2018)
Lemming "Tuesday 16th to Tuesday 23rd April" (posted: 28th Jan 2019)
Macky "And Roll on 420 :mrgreen:" (posted: 12th Sep 2018)
Matty223 "I will be hanging in the Joordan" (posted: 26th Oct 2018)
Slybear "We may join you this year" (posted: 1st Nov 2018)
Smirks "16th-22nd" (posted: 12th Nov 2018)
Trad "April 17-23/2019" (posted: 6th Nov 2018)

Everyone welcome. Please post here if you'd like to join us.
______________________________________________

Events
______________________________________________

*All events and times provisional and subject to stoners in Amsterdam.
Time is, after all, an illusion - it's always 4:20 really!
______________________________________________________________________________

Tuesday 16th April 2019

22:00 (10pm) Batavia (probably) opening party for early arrivers proposed by Lemming


Confirmed people on FBN's WiT 16th April
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Wednesday 17th April 2019

16:20 (4.20pm) Voyagers proposed by Trad


Confirmed people on FBN's WiT 17th April
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Thursday 18th April 2019

12:00 (noon) 420 Coffeeshop proposed by Hestia


Confirmed people on FBN's WiT 18th April
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Friday 19th April 2019


Confirmed people on FBN's WiT 19th April
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Saturday 20th April 2019

14:00 (2pm) The Bottle proposed by tradition
15:00 for 4.20pm 420 Cafe proposed by tradition


Confirmed people on FBN's WiT 20th April
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Sunday 21st April 2019


Confirmed people on FBN's WiT 21st April
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Monday 22nd April 2019

21:00 (9pm) Batavia (probably) for last night smoke up proposed by Lemming

Confirmed people on FBN's WiT 22nd April
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Re: The Annual Four-Twenty Gathering - 20th April 2019

Post by gapie » Mon 28th Jan 2019 11:45 pm

:mrgreen: :twisted: :evil: 8) :shock: :roll: :mrgreen:
GetHigh,DoStuff&Dont give a FUCK!

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Re: The Annual Four-Twenty Gathering - 20th April 2019

Post by RoMoney » Thu 31st Jan 2019 01:40 pm

Booked 18th-21st, see you there folks!

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Re: The Annual Four-Twenty Gathering - 20th April 2019

Post by macky » Thu 31st Jan 2019 04:57 pm

Rrrrrrroll on 420 :mrgreen: Just booked 13 to 21
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: 8)

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Re: The Annual Four-Twenty Gathering - 20th April 2019

Post by Lemming » Thu 31st Jan 2019 08:20 pm

@RoMoney, @Macky - excellent! I'll update the list soon.

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Re: The Annual Four-Twenty Gathering - 20th April 2019

Post by FlyByNite » Thu 31st Jan 2019 11:03 pm

Whos In Town updated to date.

Enjoy
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Re: The Annual Four-Twenty Gathering - 20th April 2019

Post by macky » Thu 31st Jan 2019 11:07 pm

FlyByNite wrote:
Thu 31st Jan 2019 11:03 pm
Whos In Town updated to date.

Enjoy
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Thanks bud ...hope your well :D

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Re: The Annual Four-Twenty Gathering - 20th April 2019

Post by hestia » Sun 3rd Feb 2019 02:38 pm

I am sooo ready :D :D :D 8) :mrgreen:

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Re: The Annual Four-Twenty Gathering - 20th April 2019

Post by RoMoney » Tue 5th Feb 2019 01:31 pm

Perhaps we could meet at 1pm on 19th in Het Balloonetje? Everyone likes the place and we had a great time last year. Lemmings final TR installment was a lovely reminder.

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Re: The Annual Four-Twenty Gathering - 20th April 2019

Post by Lemming » Tue 5th Feb 2019 04:55 pm

Latest:
______________________________________________

People
______________________________________________

Here is a list of all of the members who've said they will or might be around during 4-20 week so far (in alphabetical order):

Bob2 "Eindhoven 17th, Amsterdam 18th- 23rd, Eindhoven 24th-25th, I think" (posted: 27th Jan 2019)
Danny211204 "16th/21st" (posted: 6th Nov 2018)
Gapie " :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: etc" (posted: 23rd Sep 2018)
Ghost "I may join you" (posted: 8th Oct 2018)
Hestia "April 17 to May 2" (posted: 9th Sep 2018)
Kermit "Will be roaming around town again" (posted: 1st Oct 2018)
Lemming "Tuesday 16th to Tuesday 23rd April" (posted: 28th Jan 2019)
Macky "13 to 21" (posted: 31st Jan 2019)
Matty223 "I will be hanging in the Joordan" (posted: 26th Oct 2018)
RoMoney "18th-21st" (posted: 31st Jan 2019)
Slybear "We may join you this year" (posted: 1st Nov 2018)
Smirks "16th-22nd" (posted: 12th Nov 2018)
Trad "April 17-23/2019" (posted: 6th Nov 2018)

Everyone welcome. Please post here if you'd like to join us.
______________________________________________

Events
______________________________________________

*All events and times provisional and subject to stoners in Amsterdam.
Time is, after all, an illusion - it's always 4:20 really!
______________________________________________________________________________

Tuesday 16th April 2019

22:00 (10pm) Batavia (probably) opening party for early arrivers proposed by Lemming

Confirmed people on FBN's WiT 16th April
______________________________________________________________________________

Wednesday 17th April 2019

16:20 (4.20pm) Voyagers proposed by Trad

Confirmed people on FBN's WiT 17th April
_______________________________________________________________________________

Thursday 18th April 2019

12:00 (noon) 420 Coffeeshop proposed by Hestia

Confirmed people on FBN's WiT 18th April
_______________________________________________________________________________

Friday 19th April 2019

13:00 (1pm) Het Ballonnetje proposed by RoMoney

Confirmed people on FBN's WiT 19th April
_______________________________________________________________________________

Saturday 20th April 2019

14:00 (2pm) The Bottle proposed by tradition
15:00 for 4.20pm 420 Cafe proposed by tradition

Confirmed people on FBN's WiT 20th April
_______________________________________________________________________________

Sunday 21st April 2019

Confirmed people on FBN's WiT 21st April
_______________________________________________________________________________

Monday 22nd April 2019

21:00 (9pm) Batavia (probably) for last night smoke up proposed by Lemming

Confirmed people on FBN's WiT 22nd April
_______________________________________________________________________________

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Re: The Annual Four-Twenty Gathering - 20th April 2019

Post by Trad » Wed 6th Feb 2019 12:57 am

Thanks to Lemming for yet another great job on the 420-2019 site.
How does everyone feel about a trip to Haarlam on the 22nd.?

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Re: The Annual Four-Twenty Gathering - 20th April 2019

Post by Trad » Wed 6th Feb 2019 12:59 am

I meant the 21 April.

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Re: The Annual Four-Twenty Gathering - 20th April 2019

Post by Lemming » Thu 7th Feb 2019 04:34 pm

Haarlem always sounds good.
I'd love to get to The Hague sometime too.

Macky has already mentioned the boat trip. Obviously we must have a go at that, especially after our recent string of successes (the last two of which Macky organised and an earlier one Trad did). Probably a bit early to guess numbers yet, although we're building up nicely for early February. Maybe I'll repost the pictures and history of our boat trip attempts sometime.

Being Easter weekend has its pros and cons. It makes accommodation and flights more expensive but it is a 4-day weekend in England, Wales and other countries close to The Netherlands so a good opportunity for many.

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Re: The Annual Four-Twenty Gathering - 20th April 2019

Post by Lemming » Thu 7th Feb 2019 05:56 pm

update coming ...

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