We see you, Colorado. Being modern day – wait for it *puts shades on* – trail blazers in the brave new world of legal marijuana and such.
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra, like every upstanding business in America, has bills that need tending to. And classical isn’t exactly the world’s most in-demand genre of music shaking these days. So how exactly does a company attempt to kill two birds with one – wait for it *puts shades on again* – stone?
They tap into the state’s marijuana infatuation. That’s how.
The concert series, “Classically Cannabis: The High Notes Series,” will feature small ensembles of musicians playing in a downtown Denver gallery. It will culminate with a concert at the Mile High City’s vaunted Red Rocks venue. “This is a cannabis-friendly event,” the Symphony’s website said of the latter event. “But cannabis will NOT be sold at this event; it’s strictly B.Y.O.C. (bring your own cannabis).”
The symphony has also scheduled a series called “Beethoven and Brews,” putting classical music in hotel bars and local breweries. Tickets for those events are slightly cheaper, ranging from $40 to $65.
Well hush my grits, why don’t you?
It gets even better realizing a company called Edible Events helped put together the series where “…people can come and enjoy some cannabis just like they would a glass of wine,” said Edible’s Jane West. She’s speaking the gospel here. Who said smoking a joint can’t be as classy as enjoying a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel or Pinot Grigio? Jane gets it. Jane gets you, weed smokers of Colorado. Tickets start at $75 and attendees must be at least 21.
Nevertheless, history has shown nonbelievers always exist when ideas are still in their infant stages. For weed smoking orchestra events, look no further than volunteer guild, Judith Inman.
“I know that the symphony needs new sponsors, and they are trying to go after a younger group,” she said. “I just don’t think this is the way to go about it.”
Anyway, I, for one, say why not give it a shot? If it doesn’t work, just cancel the initiative. For the actual stoners in Colorado, what can attending one hurt? Consider it a change of pace from ordering pizza and watching Animal Planet high in the dark. If nothing else, chalk it up as a life experience boasting the privilege of saying you were a part of the America’s first classical music orchestra weed cypher.
The orgy of sounds mixed with the conductor moving those sticks a thousand miles a second has to result in one hell of a trippy ass experience. Plus, letting the communists like Judith be proven right is anything but an option.
H/T: Rolling Stone