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News, The Snitch City Lays Out Rules For 420: No Selling, Lots of Cops — And Good Luck Driving Home

City Lays Out Rules For 420: No Selling, Lots of Cops — And Good Luck Driving Home

Wednesday is the 20th day of April, in the year of widespread cannabis use. Consuming America's favorite illicit drug is less and less a rebellious act these days, which means more and more people — up to 15,000, by…
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News, The Snitch SFPD Warns: If You're Going to 420, Leave Your Kids at Home

SFPD Warns: If You're Going to 420, Leave Your Kids at Home

If you’re planning on being one of those wild and crazy kids who goes to Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park on April 20 in order to get stoned with ten thousand like-minded strangers, you might want to leave the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist What We Found (And Did Not Find) in the Aftermath of 4/20

What We Found (And Did Not Find) in the Aftermath of 4/20

By the time I got to Hippie Hill last evening, it was almost 7 p.m. and the crowds were thinning. I’m a very infrequent pot smoker, and missing the real action was almost the point. I wanted to…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Musicians We Saw at Hippie Hill on 4/20

Five Musicians We Saw at Hippie Hill on 4/20

4/20 is Bay Area, born-and-bred. According to High Times, It began with high school stoners in San Rafael — the Waldos — who would meet at 4:20 p.m. everyday after school to search for an elusive pot field in Pt.…
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News, A Traveler's Life for Me: Dropping Out in the Haight Isn't the Same Anymore

A Traveler's Life for Me: Dropping Out in the Haight Isn't the Same Anymore

"My traveler name's Will Share. Because I will share. You need a cigarette? I'll give you a cigarette. I'll fucking help you out, unlike most of the individualists in this country." Billy Rosario — Will Share is just his "traveler's…
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Music, Hear This White Mystery: Show Preview

White Mystery: Show Preview

It's 4/20 on Saturday, so time for some real talk: Your house is a boring place to be stoned, and Hippie Hill will be crowded and same-y. Of course there is no lack of musicians vying for your reddened eyes,…
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News, The Snitch 4/20 Brings Out Marijuana Lovers and Haters

4/20 Brings Out Marijuana Lovers and Haters

Well, we thought 4/20 was supposed to be a holiday about consuming all things marijuana. But alas, in this tense time of heated debate over pot clubs, it wasn't too surprising that we came across anti-pot people on the high…
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Music, Hear This South Rakkas Crew: Show Preview

South Rakkas Crew: Show Preview

This 4/20, instead of smoking out on Hippie Hill, take a more adventurous trip and submit yourself to the global rhythms of South Rakkas Crew. Jamaica-born, U.S.-based Dennis "D-Rakkas" Shaw and Canadian producer-songwriter Alex Greggs splice together a mishmash of…
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Calendar, Night&Day 420 Potency

420 Potency

This 4/20, instead of smoking out on Hippie Hill, take a more adventurous trip and submit yourself to the global rhythms of South Rakkas Crew. Jamaica-born, U.S.-based Dennis "D-Rakkas" Shaw and Canadian producer-songwriter Alex Greggs splice together a mishmash of…
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Culture, Summer Guide Cheap Musical Thrills

Cheap Musical Thrills

Summer offers no shortage of ways to drop mad cash on musical diversions, from multiday festivals to hoary reunion tours. Consider the Outside Lands Festival in Golden Gate Park August 28-30 (www.sfoutsidelands.com), where $225.50 will buy you a three-day pass…
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Music, BeatBox Planetary Alignment

Planetary Alignment

Drop those bongos, dude! Though Planet of the Drums may sound like a swirly rhythm circle at Hippie Hill, it's actually an annual tour that dispatches drum 'n' bass DJs across the third rock from the Sun. Vinyl jockeys AK1200,…
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Calendar, Halloween

Slap Shots

More Than Just a Mouse You're a lowly mouse, a simple rodent of no consequence. Your brief time on Earth is dictated from birth: You will be bred in captivity, raised in a cage of a reptile store in the…
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