Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa have postponed their 4/20 rally performance at the Civic Center in Denver, Colorado.
According to 9News, the event is being postponed and rescheduled due to weather and “circumstances beyond its control.” While a forecast is in place for days in advance, it’s understandable that certain conditions can cause events to be moved to a different date. However, fans of Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa alike are not happy with the timing of the news.
The decision was left to the organizers of the event, and it was said that the snow would leave the Civic Center’s grass in danger due to its fragile state in such weather. Grace Lopez Ramirez from the Office of Special Events made it known that the officials had discussed the coming storm with the 4/20 rally organizers on Friday. Additionally, it was requested that all necessary safety precautions be taken into consideration so that attendees would come to no harm. Regardless, those who had come from out of town to see the performance were left with a sense of dissatisfaction.
According to Reverb, a fan was displeased because she and other attendees had made plans to attend the rally with no interruption.
“We had to take off from work, and then it was a four-hour flight to get here,” said Breanna Duffee of Gainesville, Georgia. “I packed my parka and snowboots. I was pumped.”
Any fan of Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa know that the two are especially big names when it comes to marijuana, especially since both rappers speak often about it. Additionally, “4/20” is known as a term associated with the use of cannabis. Those who participate in this type of culture commonly identify by the term, and it is used to express both a date and the time that reflects 4:20 p.m.
Wiz Khalifa took to Twitter, letting fans know that he was scheduled to make an appearance at River Rock North Sunday. Lopez remarked that though the postponement was unfortunate, it can be a positive note that the decision to reschedule would allow the two rappers to come back in better conditions for a “bigger and better show.”
Vendors are also unhappy about the postponement. According to 9News, vendors reported that they were told the the event was taking place regardless of condition.
“We were told that it was rain or shine and it was happening no matter what,” said Amy Crowfoot. She and her husband, Jason, are head of J Street Food Truck. A business that they opened around the end of February, they felt that it was quite an investment.
“We spent enough money to feed 500 or more people,” Crowfoot said.
The event was cancelled and postponed near the event’s initial expectation to begin.
“Right before the gates are open, about 9:30 — the gates were opened at 10:00 — they said that they’re going to reschedule the event”, explained Michael Mathis. He, too, is a vendor. Apparently, Mathis had traveled from Boulder to participate in the festivities at around 6:00 a.m. on Saturday.
“We were upset we weren’t notified beforehand,” Mathis went on to say about the 4/20 rally. “It wouldn’t been great, you know, to let us know like a day before.”
The Chief Organizer of the 4/20 rally, Miguel Lopez, also weighed in on the events that had taken place.
“The snow led to many other issues that were beyond our control. We’re ready to go, but it was many other issues that were beyond our control.”
Quite a bit of money had been invested by vendors for the 4/20 rally, and Lopez was very aware of it.
“Nobody’s happy with the situation,” Lopez said. “But we’re going to be able to bring the vendors, you know, definitely what they deserve.”
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