420 of 2016 Wrap-up
The 23rd edition of Myxed Up 420 is one that won't soon be forgot!
This years edition of Myxed Up 420 was an incredible one. It's amazing how 420 continues to evolve for the state of Colorado as well as for Myxed Up Creations. Once again an amazing number of Myxed Up Fam made their way to the stores to celebrate with our crew. There was no shortage of activities and events spread out through the Denver Metro area and Colorado at large, and to see so many make their way to Myxed Up to share in that experience is truly something special.
As with previous years, the Myxed Up store locations really stepped their game up to host as numbers of people made their way to celebrate the occasion. We started the party on Tuesday April 19th this year, and the event came into full-swing on Wednesday April 20th (420). The festivities kicked-off at all the stores with the ceremonial mad dash for the legendary Myxed Up grab bags. It's always so much fun to watch the excitement as people open up their grab bags to discover the contents contained within. At our Denver and Aurora locations, we were greeted early by eager bargain hunters at the sidewalk sale. The haggling could be heard from inside the store, as it sounded like the floor of Wall Street while deals were getting made for pipes and other goodies at huge discounts.
Inside, people were posing for pictures at the Wall of Fame in Aurora, while DJ's were keeping the energy level high with some bass heavy beats. Being that this was the first 420 celebration for Aurora in the new store location, the vibe was really something special. As the day moved along, we met with more friends, new and old alike, and so many different people, from so many different parts of the country. We also got to meet with contest winners from our 420 Countdown Contest, as they made their way in to collect their prizes. The days moved right along with a variety of musical guests keeping the party lively with some beats, and with a stash of munchies on-hand, it was the perfect place to be.
We were also glad to welcome Cheeba from 96.1 The Beat radio at our Colorado Springs and Pueblo stores, as they brought some energy and some prizes along with them. Then on Wednesday, we were greeted with a huge surprise, as we were honored to have Pressure Busspipe as a special guest at Myxed Up Denver. It was incredible to have him come by the store just hours before his performance at 420 Reggae, to be held at Herman's Hideaway later that night. What a treat it was for us, and any of the other Myxed Up family that were lucky enough to be at the store when he came by.
Finally as Wednesday evening rolled around, it was just about time for the grand finale of Myxed Up 420 with the drawing for the raffle. This year was the first 420 with the new format of having the winners choose to win anything in the store that they want. The winners received a budget of $250 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third place. To top it all off, they only have 4 minutes and 20 seconds to complete their sweep of the store to find what they want. This years winners had a blast in their mad dash, walking away with water pipes, dready beads, tapestries, pipes, e-hookahs, torches, nails, and vaporizers, just to name a few! After all of the excitement of the raffle and the shopping sprees, it was time to give away some t-shirts to commemorate this year's Myxed Up 420. A fine token to mark another amazing year.
The night wrapped up with 420 Reggae at Herman's Hideaway. This phenomenal night of reggae music featured international platinum recording rastafarian artists Pressure Busspipe and Marlon Asher. The show was powered by Myxed Up Creations, O.penVAPE, Yolo Rum, Mountain Lion Dynasty, and DJ Big Spade. The show was a perfect ending to a raucous two days of Myxed Up 420 celebrations.
Thanks to everyone that was a part of an amazing couple of days at all of our stores. It's so much fun to be a part of such a fun day, and it's so great to watch as the legend of Myxed Up 420 continues to evolve and grow in it's 23rd year!
A HUGE special thanks to all the musicians that came and performed at all of the stores!
Denver: DJ Alba T. Ross and Ponder the Albatross
Aurora: J-Dirty and Troxy Cotton, P-Nuckle, DJ Kanyon, DeJangles and the Slo Pain Reckordz Crew
Colorado Springs: The Anthony's
Pueblo: Roy Rumble. DJMista B and The Bombsquadron DJ's, Nayborhood Nino