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Reader: I'm Shocked People Were Smoking Weed at a Red Rocks Show!

Reader: I'm Shocked People Were Smoking Weed at a Red Rocks Show!
Brandon Thrift
On July 31, Red Rocks hosted a hip-hop extravaganza with Nas, Black Star, Brother Ali, Royce da 5'9" and the Reminders. And according to Chris Walker, "the event could have easily been mistaken for a 420 festival. For hours, a carpet of fog, like a thick ganja soup, settled upon the amphitheater, intoxicating every living organism that relies on breathing."

But readers take issue with his review, especially the focus on marijuana.

Says Timothy:
 I really don’t believe you could have missed the true importance of this hip-hop show more! You chose to compare and thus reduce this show to the level of a meaningless pot rally, to a ridiculous novice smokers calendar date? I’ve experienced more degenerate pot smoking at City Park on a Monday afternoon. For all of the true heads who were in attendance, it held far greater importance, a tremendous nostalgic experience, it was a huge gift to Denver’s hip-hop community, and they were out en masse. In twenty years I don’t know of a better Denver hip-hop show; we had a rather large crew and every one of us had big grins and nothing but high praise. Hearing these legends throw down for us on Tuesday night was a great memory, one the majority of attendees will not soon if ever forget.
Adds Gene:
 For real. If you are a music fan there's no way you walk away from that show with that take. It just came across as an odd take. I don't want to call it a hit piece, but...
Comments Jonathan: 
I’m shocked that people were smoking weed at a Red Rocks show! Were they also drinking beer and eating food? OMG!
 Adds Adrell: 
When ATCQ was at Red Rocks last year, no one focused on the weed smoke, and there was just as much weed smoke at ATCQ as there was Tuesday night. This could have been a glorious piece celebrating a group of hip-hop titans that will likely never share the same space again. But the whiny focus on the weed just killed it. To the author, do better.
But then there's this from Andrew: 
Yo, Nas got his bud from where I work at the Herbal Cure. We rolled six blunts for him!
Keep reading for more on the Nas show.

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