The Mile High City recently *ahem* “celebrated” 4/20, and if that particular date is the unofficial stoner holiday, then 4/21 is the official clean-up day.
Possibly prudent to re-name the Great Unwashed at Denver’s doobie-thon “Generation What?” the revelers were obviously so oblivious to what was happening around them, they forgot to like… pick-up their garbage, man.
The word on the street is that the city’s Civic Center Park is a literal “sea of garbage” after thousands of tokers, jokers and maybe even a few cokers spontaneously took an undeserved and unauthorized afternoon off from delivering pizzas to celebrate everything ganga.
The Denver Post is reporting that a handful of city workers seeing the “piles and piles” of garbage left behind, helped with the clean-up before reporting to their offices downtown.
As noted by reporter Danika Wentworth;
Several thousand people spent Thursday in Civic Center for the annual 4/20 rally. The event included vendors, food trucks, the 4:20 p.m. marijuana smoke-in and a concert by rapper 2 Chainz that ended around 6 p.m. The festival was scheduled to end at 8 p.m., organizers said.
Curiously, reporter Wentworth asked the 64,000 spliff question in her headline, “Who trashed Civic Center Park?”
Granted, while I’m not employed by a big city paper like the Denver Post, it’s a fair bet the Trash Fairy didn’t flutter into town.
Nothing like waking up to seas of trash in the morning pic.twitter.com/Gqb0Fk52UA
— Danika Worthington (@Dani_Worth) April 21, 2017
But I digress. As they say on the late night infomercials – but wait, there’s more.
There was a party-goer by the name of Dawnarie Brook who was interviewed regarding the high flying festivities and subsequent 4/20 quasi-clean-up the following morning.
Brook stated that when she first arrived at the park for the party, it was clean — although “it wasn’t immaculate.”
Furthermore, when she reportedly left her residence, the Samaritan House Homeless Shelter, the following morning around 6:30 AM, she went straight away back to the Civic Center Park. As cited, Brook was “shocked” at the amount of refuse she saw strewn through the grounds.
Brook’s said she was going to keep cleaning until that pile was gone, but would have to stop at that point because her back was in too much pain. For her, it was especially upsetting to see all of the recyclables that have been strewn around and rained on.
“Colorado is a green state,” she said. “It’s a very healthy state.”