Reader: 4/20 at CU Boulder Was Great Until They Poured Fish Sh*t All Over

4/20 at CU Boulder in 2011.
4/20 at CU Boulder in 2011.
Photo by Hunter Stevens

Yesterday, we gave you the details about CU Boulder deciding to open its campus to visitors on April 20 for the first time in three years.

Operations won't be entirely normal: Extra police will be on duty and Norlin Quad, once ground zero for the 4/20 celebration that was once described as "an orgasm of cannabis consumption," will be closed, with possible citations or arrests for anyone who trespasses there.

However, the quad won't be spread with smelly fish fertilizer, as it was in 2012, the first year of CU's 4/20 crackdown.

One reader looks back fondly on the event — but not on that particular aroma.

Will Hayden writes:

The 4/20 gatherings were amazing, loved the experience the 2 times I got to be there before they decided to pour fish shit all over everything. Nicest people.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.For more memorable takes, visit our Comment of the Day archive.

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