Written by Kenzo
Photographs by FallenArt
It was 7:30 AM on this very fine and sunny Sunday morning, the front lot of a legendary southern Californian classic car lot was lined with trucks, vans and sedans. Cypher’s scattered across the lot, you could hear an excitement build as those behind the scenes where quietly preparing for the all-out smoke-out sesh Kush Stock Festival 3.5 on what was the final day of the 420 weekend for 2017. Hosting the festival was no new feat for the Kush Stock team, as they had hosted an insane, and I mean insane Kush Stock 3 back in March, with special performances by 2Chainz and The Luniz who had much more than 5 on it!
Behind the scene of this all out smoke out session for Southern California, Dr. K and the Vader Extracts family were behind the gates organizing this thoughtful ‘give-back’ event for the Cannabis Community. You could find familiar industry faces scattered all around, and it was obvious that Dr. K was heavily involved in organizing this throwback event. Actions speak louder than words and Dr. K was full of action this particular morning as he made his way back and forth speaking to guests and vendors, and directing helpful organizers and volunteers. “Don’t worry we will find a place for you, we’re going to make it work for everybody.” said Dr. K with a smile as he reassured the dismayed vendor who was looking to contribute to the event.
It wasn’t even 10AM and there was already a massive line beginning to form from the front gates around the lot and down the street. The Kush Stock Festival has earned a reputation as a platform 'FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE', and seeing the line of patrons eagerly waiting was evidence enough to know the people felt the love from the Kush Stock family.
Once you made it through security, the festival opened up into the general area were local food trucks were lined up serving hot and cold favorites. It was between the outdoor food trucks and tents where you could find the three giant entry ways into the three massive halls stacked parallel to one another, each lined with 3 rows of cannabis vendors serving up essential cannabinoid goodness. Let me tell you, it was lit and the lineup at Kush Stock 3.5 was heavy as local Californian favorites like TH3, Red Dragon Extracts, Locally Baked Glass, Wook Flame, Paper Planes, Xtractology, Kong Wraps, Slactavis, House Brand, Terp Slerp, Quail Extracts and Kaya Farms were contributing to the event. For a complete list, please check out the KushStock website.
The event was filled with familiar faces and personalities, and you’re likely to find yourself rubbing sholders with ganja celebrities and advocates like Ozzie from #WeShouldSmoke, comedian StonerRob, promoter CupCake and pro skateboarder Shuriken Shannon, as they blazed it with their fans. Halfway through the festival, a surprise visit was made by real life supervillain WhiteKayne and things got wilder! On the main stage, Lj Frazier and Ozca rocked the crowd with their classic tracks like ‘I want the Mic’.
Juicy J will be performing at the next Kush Stock Festival which will be held at the National Orange Show Center in San Bernardino on October 14th, 2017. Thank you Kush Stock FAM for cappin’ off the 420 weekend in style for 2017.