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The Annual Four-Twenty Gathering - 20th April 2020

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Here we go then, it's the traditional 4/20 thread!

Monday 20th April 2020 is Four-Twenty Day!

Tradition is upheld in that there's been a 420 2020 thread running since October 2019.

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 (20/04/20 in Europe) is 04/20/20, 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

Incredible weather again over an amazing week. Strangely not so many travelogues. Maybe nobody can remember anything! Here's what we got:

Macky and all of us: Live 420 2019
Lemming: ACD's 4/20 Gathering 2019
Hestia: What a Trip !!! 420
Cool_Chillum: First Amsterdam adventures

2020

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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I'll be there. Arrive 4/17 early :mrgreen: ....leave 4/23 early :(

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AzLaker wrote: Tue 21st Jan 2020 10:21 pm I'll be there. Arrive 4/17 early :mrgreen: ....leave 4/23 early :(

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Posted on the April Whos In Town page.

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Early days yet but got a few people and basic events. Hopefully we'll add more people and events over the coming months but in the meantime here's a first summary:
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People
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Members who've said they will or might be around during 4-20 week so far (in alphabetical order):

AudioKush "Stoked for 420 this year!" posted: 6th Jan 2020

AzLaker "Arriving April 17th (early, 6:00am) and leaving the 23rd" posted: 20th Oct 2019

Gapie " :mrgreen: :evil: :twisted: :mrgreen: 8) " posted: 21st Jan 2020

Ghost "arrive on the 19th and depart on the 22nd April" posted: 22nd Oct 2019

Igraine "Looking forward to catching up in person in April at 4/20" (16-22) posted: 21st Jan 2020

Lafe "arriving 16 April, depart 23" posted: 15th Oct 2019

Lemming "Thursday 16th to Wednesday 22nd" posted: 15th Jan 2020

Matty223 "15-24 th" posted: 20th Oct 2019

Smirks "will try" posted: 18th Jan 2020


Everyone welcome. Please post here if you'd like to join us.
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Events
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*All events and times provisional and subject to stoners in Amsterdam.
Time is, after all, an illusion - it's always 4:20 really!
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Monday 20th April 2020

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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I will definitely be at 420 this year - arrive in town on the 19th and will be leaving on the 22nd 8) looking forward to meeting up with fellow ACD members :mrgreen:
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Ghost wrote: Wed 22nd Jan 2020 10:33 am I will definitely be at 420 this year - arrive in town on the 19th and will be leaving on the 22nd 8) looking forward to meeting up with fellow ACD members :mrgreen:
Posted on the April Whos In Town page,

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I'd like to propose a TnT at Het Ballonnetje on 4/17/2020 at 13:00 :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
There's at least six of us in town already, so I thought it would be nice place to start the week. :D

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AzLaker wrote: Thu 23rd Jan 2020 09:04 pm I'd like to propose a TnT at Het Ballonnetje on 4/17/2020 at 13:00 :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
There's at least six of us in town already, so I thought it would be nice place to start the week. :D

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Posted on the April Whos In Town page.

http://www.coffeeshopmenus.org/0-WhosIn ... ril.htm#17

I only have 5 posted, who is the 6th?

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FlyByNite wrote: Fri 24th Jan 2020 03:52 am
AzLaker wrote: Thu 23rd Jan 2020 09:04 pm I'd like to propose a TnT at Het Ballonnetje on 4/17/2020 at 13:00 :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
There's at least six of us in town already, so I thought it would be nice place to start the week. :D

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Posted on the April Whos In Town page.

http://www.coffeeshopmenus.org/0-WhosIn ... ril.htm#17

I only have 5 posted, who is the 6th?

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AzLaker wrote: Thu 23rd Jan 2020 09:04 pm I'd like to propose a TnT at Het Ballonnetje on 4/17/2020 at 13:00 :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Excellent idea! I'll bung them an email sometime. I'll add to the events list too.
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Another idea I'd like to throw out, is anybody interested in seeing "The Keukenhof flowers" while your in town?
I've been a few times with the wife and it's lots of fun, if you're into flowers. :shock: :D Stayed a couple of hours, took some pictures and really had a nice time. We can stop in Leiden and hit up a couple of coffeeshops before or after our touring. Maybe put up a poll to see whose interested.

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AzLaker wrote: Fri 24th Jan 2020 05:23 pm Another idea I'd like to throw out, is anybody interested in seeing "The Keukenhof flowers" while your in town?
I've been a few times with the wife and it's lots of fun, if you're into flowers. :shock: :D Stayed a couple of hours, took some pictures and really had a nice time. We can stop in Leiden and hit up a couple of coffeeshops before or after our touring. Maybe put up a poll to see whose interested.

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Hit up the coffeeshop in the afternoon they don’t open until 16:30 but there’s the windmill museum by the train station
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Good point Willjay. :thumbup: That is a little late to wait for a C.S. to open up. We could always take a small detour over to Haarlem before we head back home. :mrgreen:

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AzLaker wrote: Sat 25th Jan 2020 03:59 pm Good point Willjay. :thumbup: That is a little late to wait for a C.S. to open up. We could always take a small detour over to Haarlem before we head back home. :mrgreen:

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