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The Annual Four-Twenty Gathering - 20th April 2018

Post by Lemming » Tue 6th Feb 2018 09:34 am

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

Friday 20th April 2018 is Four-Twenty Day!

Tradition is also being upheld in that there's been a 420 2018 thread running since October 2017!

There are also quite a few members already listed on FlyByNite's Who's in Town.

Even a boat trip in memory of Spidergawd is already being set up for the 19th.

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

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 2018

Post by Lemming » Tue 6th Feb 2018 11:28 am

Latest:

______________________________________________

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

2stick "April 17th to 22nd" (posted: 15th Dec 2017)
Choppermike "19th very early till 22nd" (posted: 10th Oct 2017)
Danny211204 "17th april/ 26th" (posted: 3rd Oct 2017)
Devore "20th (First thing int morning) - 23rd" (posted: 17th Jan 2018)
Ed the Head "Saturday 14 April, check out Sunday 22 April" (posted: 8th Nov 2017)
GorillaGlue "4/20-4/25" (posted: 19th Jan 2018)
JayBee420 "16/04 until 21/04" (posted: 15th Jan 2018)
Lafe "19-22, but unsure if I can make it" (posted: 10th Jan 2018)
Lemming Got accommodation for Sunday 15th to Sunday 22nd but not booked flights yet.
Macky and Mrs. Macky "16 to the 22" (posted: 3rd Oct 2017)
Madmaxxx "19th to 21st" (posted: 30th Oct 2017)
Miss Muffett "80% coming" (posted: 18th Jan 2018)
Nootram "I'll def be around Amsterdam that week!" (posted: 27th Jan 2018)
OneHighMofo and Rickydude "Weds 18th (arrive early) till Monday 23rd" (posted: 5th Oct 2017)
RoMoney "19th-22nd" (posted: 19th Jan 2018)
sNc "19th-22nd" (posted: 15th Dec 2017)
Willjay and Robyn "April 18-21" (posted: 7th Nov 2017)

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!

_______________________________________________________________________________

Wednesday 18th April 2018

20:00 (8pm) Batavia for Macky's Birthday Bash

Confirmed people on FBN's WiT 18th April.
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Thursday 19th April 2018

19:00 (7pm) Spidergawd Memorial Cruise proposed by Macky

Confirmed people on FBN's WiT 19th April.
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Friday 20th April 2018

16:20 (4.20pm) 420 Cafe (de Kuil) proposed by tradition
18:00 (6pm) Utopia

Confirmed people on FBN's WiT 20th April.
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Re: The Annual Four-Twenty Gathering - 20th April 2018

Post by Devore » Tue 6th Feb 2018 11:32 am

Cheers Lem!! :)

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Re: The Annual Four-Twenty Gathering - 20th April 2018

Post by macky » Tue 6th Feb 2018 12:16 pm

Cheers Lem :D
Boat trip price is 15 euro.s ,free beer and snacks included.
Your presence no presents please for B-Bash ,get your badge and confirm your spot on boat.
For those virgin dabbler,s this will be your time too try ..Roll on 420

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Re: The Annual Four-Twenty Gathering - 20th April 2018

Post by matty223 » Tue 6th Feb 2018 01:16 pm

I will be seating in the stern again lol
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Re: The Annual Four-Twenty Gathering - 20th April 2018

Post by Willjay » Tue 6th Feb 2018 01:59 pm

At last the first sign of SPRING :mrgreen: the annual 420 thread 8) :lol: :mrgreen:
Regretfully Robyn and I will be unable to attend as planed this year :( we will be there in spirit :D
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Re: The Annual Four-Twenty Gathering - 20th April 2018

Post by CopenhagenCouple » Tue 6th Feb 2018 03:39 pm

Weeee, finally, now we are really getting ready! :D

Will be back with some events (ACD hash taste-a-thon 2018, the first annual ACD poker Turney etc.), but for now: please get us on that list Lemming, there should be no doubt we will be there for all the madness!!! :D

ROLL ON 420! :mrgreen:
Always know where your towel is! :wtf: :lol:

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Re: The Annual Four-Twenty Gathering - 20th April 2018

Post by danny211204 » Tue 6th Feb 2018 03:48 pm

@macky pls put me down for the boat thanks.

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Re: The Annual Four-Twenty Gathering - 20th April 2018

Post by matty223 » Tue 6th Feb 2018 03:50 pm

Lemming wrote:
Tue 6th Feb 2018 11:28 am
Latest:

______________________________________________

People
______________________________________________

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

2stick "April 17th to 22nd" (posted: 15th Dec 2017)
Choppermike "19th very early till 22nd" (posted: 10th Oct 2017)
Danny211204 "17th april/ 26th" (posted: 3rd Oct 2017)
Devore "20th (First thing int morning) - 23rd" (posted: 17th Jan 2018)
Ed the Head "Saturday 14 April, check out Sunday 22 April" (posted: 8th Nov 2017)
GorillaGlue "4/20-4/25" (posted: 19th Jan 2018)
JayBee420 "16/04 until 21/04" (posted: 15th Jan 2018)
Lafe "19-22, but unsure if I can make it" (posted: 10th Jan 2018)
Lemming Got accommodation for Sunday 15th to Sunday 22nd but not booked flights yet.
Macky and Mrs. Macky "16 to the 22" (posted: 3rd Oct 2017)
Madmaxxx "19th to 21st" (posted: 30th Oct 2017)
Miss Muffett "80% coming" (posted: 18th Jan 2018)
Nootram "I'll def be around Amsterdam that week!" (posted: 27th Jan 2018)
OneHighMofo and Rickydude "Weds 18th (arrive early) till Monday 23rd" (posted: 5th Oct 2017)
RoMoney "19th-22nd" (posted: 19th Jan 2018)
sNc "19th-22nd" (posted: 15th Dec 2017)
Willjay and Robyn "April 18-21" (posted: 7th Nov 2017)

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!

_______________________________________________________________________________

Wednesday 18th April 2018

20:00 (8pm) Batavia for Macky's Birthday Bash

Confirmed people on FBN's WiT 18th April.
_______________________________________________________________________________
Thursday 19th April 2018

19:00 (7pm) Spidergawd Memorial Cruise proposed by Macky

Confirmed people on FBN's WiT 19th April.
_______________________________________________________________________________

Friday 20th April 2018

16:20 (4.20pm) 420 Cafe (de Kuil) proposed by tradition
18:00 (6pm) Utopia

Confirmed people on FBN's WiT 20th April.
_______________________________________________________________________________
I will be around from the 13th till the 24th

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Re: The Annual Four-Twenty Gathering - 20th April 2018

Post by choppermike » Tue 6th Feb 2018 03:52 pm

Game on. Boat and Badge please Macky. Thanks.
:mrgreen:

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Re: The Annual Four-Twenty Gathering - 20th April 2018

Post by Devore » Tue 6th Feb 2018 03:59 pm

What's teh badge for?? Secret squirrel stuff?

I'm in for the poker!! Love some Texas Holdem.. pls make it for after the 20th!!

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Re: The Annual Four-Twenty Gathering - 20th April 2018

Post by OneHighMofo » Tue 6th Feb 2018 04:08 pm

Nice one Lemming :) it's hotting up around here 8)
Devore wrote:
Tue 6th Feb 2018 03:59 pm
I'm in for the poker!! Love some Texas Holdem.. pls make it for after the 20th!!
Sweeet - how about Saturday the 21st at Batavia? Game starts 7pm sharp to make sure we're finished before closing.
I was hoing to suggest that there's a chance we may be able to hook a spot at the Bulldog lounge for this game but we'll stick to Batavia as it seems there's lots going on that day and all plans seem to lead there. I'm sure we'll find time for a few hands elsewhere too :) *edited*

Current player roster:
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CC
Matty223
Devore

Willjay wrote:
Tue 6th Feb 2018 01:59 pm
At last the first sign of SPRING :mrgreen: the annual 420 thread 8) :lol: :mrgreen:
Regretfully Robyn and I will be unable to attend as planed this year :( we will be there in spirit :D
Sad face. Maybe next year?
macky wrote:
Tue 6th Feb 2018 12:16 pm
Boat trip price is 15 euro.s ,free beer and snacks included.
Your presence no presents please for B-Bash ,get your badge and confirm your spot on boat.
Count me in captain. Ricky has not yet 100% committed but I'm there with bells on. Hopefully this year I'll be present enough to actually look out of a window!
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Re: The Annual Four-Twenty Gathering - 20th April 2018

Post by Devore » Tue 6th Feb 2018 04:14 pm

OneHighMofo wrote:
Tue 6th Feb 2018 04:08 pm
Sweeet - how about Saturday the 21st at Batavia? Game starts 7pm sharp to make sure we're finished before closing.
There's a chance we may be able to hook a spot at the Bulldog lounge for this game which would give us more scope for late night antics and afford us a later start time. we can chat more once on the ground.

Current player roster:
OHMF
Danny211204
CC
Matty223 (maybe)
Devore
Sounds good to me will add it to my reminders.

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Re: The Annual Four-Twenty Gathering - 20th April 2018

Post by Lemming » Tue 6th Feb 2018 05:20 pm

Latest:
______________________________________________

People
______________________________________________

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

2stick "April 17th to 22nd" (posted: 15th Dec 2017)
Choppermike "19th very early till 22nd" (posted: 10th Oct 2017)
CopenhagenCouple "14th - 22nd" (posted: 3rd Oct 2017)
Danny211204 "17th april/ 26th" (posted: 3rd Oct 2017)
Devore "20th (First thing int morning) - 23rd" (posted: 17th Jan 2018)
Drugsbunny 17th-24th
Ed the Head "Saturday 14 April, check out Sunday 22 April" (posted: 8th Nov 2017)
GorillaGlue "4/20-4/25" (posted: 19th Jan 2018)
JayBee420 "16/04 until 21/04" (posted: 15th Jan 2018)
Lafe "19-22, but unsure if I can make it" (posted: 10th Jan 2018)
Lemming Got accommodation for Sunday 15th to Sunday 22nd but not booked flights yet.
Macky and Mrs. Macky "16 to the 22" (posted: 3rd Oct 2017)
Madmaxxx "19th to 21st" (posted: 30th Oct 2017)
Matty223 "13th till the 24th" (posted: 6th Feb 2018)
Miss Muffett "80% coming" (posted: 18th Jan 2018)
Nootram "I'll def be around Amsterdam that week!" (posted: 27th Jan 2018)
OneHighMofo and Rickydude "Weds 18th (arrive early) till Monday 23rd" (posted: 5th Oct 2017)
RoMoney "19th-22nd" (posted: 19th Jan 2018)
sNc "19th-22nd" (posted: 15th Dec 2017)

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!

_______________________________________________________________________________

Sunday 15th April 2018

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

Confirmed people on FBN's WiT 15th April.
_______________________________________________________________________________

Monday 16th April 2018


Confirmed people on FBN's WiT 16th April.
_______________________________________________________________________________

Tuesday 17th April 2018


Confirmed people on FBN's WiT 17th April.
_______________________________________________________________________________

Wednesday 18th April 2018

20:00 (8pm) Batavia for Macky's Birthday Bash

Confirmed people on FBN's WiT 18th April.
_______________________________________________________________________________
Thursday 19th April 2018

19:00 (7pm) Spidergawd Memorial Cruise proposed by Macky

Confirmed people on FBN's WiT 19th April.
_______________________________________________________________________________

Friday 20th April 2018

16:20 (4.20pm) 420 Cafe (de Kuil) proposed by tradition
18:00 (6pm) Utopia

Confirmed people on FBN's WiT 20th April.
_______________________________________________________________________________

Saturday 21st April 2018

19:00 (7pm) Batavia for poker proposed by OneHighMofo
22:00 (10pm) Batavia for last night smoke up proposed by Lemming

Confirmed people on FBN's WiT 21st April.
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Sunday 22nd April 2018


Confirmed people on FBN's WiT 22nd April.
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After thoroughly exploring the east last year, I'd like to check out the west this year. Maybe a mission early in the week if anyone would like to join me.

Saturday 21st looks like a day with lots of us in town. I think we should organise something good for that day that everyone can join in with.

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Re: The Annual Four-Twenty Gathering - 20th April 2018

Post by danny211204 » Tue 6th Feb 2018 05:38 pm

@Lemming please see if you can sort out soome V.I.P visits like last year if poss mate?? they were a nice addition to the usual. just a thought :idea: :idea: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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