Concert Reviews

Colorado Symphony Orchestra's pot concert begs the question: Why is this still a big deal?

I can't help but think about last night's mash up of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and the marijuana industry as a giant piece of performance art, though I know that wasn't anyone's intent.

On the surface, the idea behind the "Classically Cannabis" series -- of which this was the first -- was to bring two "cultures" together. They did accomplish that goal, even though I'm pretty sure marijuana and classical music have been combined plenty in the past. But even if a handful of the 250 cannabis-lovers in attendance truly opened their eyes classical music, that wasn't the main outcome of the concert. What the event really did was point out how absurdly we've been treating cannabis since limited amounts of pot were legalized for adults 21 and up in 2012.

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William Breathes
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