There are so many feeling and emotions that go with this video that I cannot type out. I cannot thank the people who donated to help make this happen enough!! This is the 4th year I have done this. Every year it gets bigger and better! This year we included winter jackets to the gifts. a total of 50 Gift bags were handed out to the less fortunate on the streets of Toronto. Each bag included a winter jacket, gloves, a hat, scarf, a couple pairs of socks, hand warmers, a food card to McDonald's, a lighter, rolling papers, milk, cookies and cannabis.
The last stop we made at Covenant House really made me think- especially when one of the boys said that this was the first gift he had received for Christmas in a while. These young adults are our future. We need to guide them! We need to support them! WE NEED TO SHOW THEM HOW IMPORTANT THEY ARE! So please think about this video the next time you walk past someone on the street. Remember THEY MATTER!!
Life's been busy, good busy! Since my last blog my shop has expanded, I've started filming more episodes of High Fuckers for SwearNet and currently I am collecting donations for Milk And Cookies And Cannabis For The Homeless 2014. Don't get me wrong, I've been up to LOTSA fun however, I assumed the next blog I'd write would be about Milk And Cookies..... but then Schoolboy Q and A-Maxk(Mack) came to town! We had so much fun that I just couldn't miss blogging about this.
Honestly, I found out about the show the day before it. Last time Schoolboy Q (Q) was in town I didn't get to meet up with him or Mack due to timing issues. This time I knew I'd be free so I sent Mack a message letting him know. I was excited to meet them both as we have mutual friends and I'm also a fan of Q's music... That and they're backwoods smokers. We all know I love me my backwoods smokers. Lol!
Friday morning (Nov. 21) I wake up and go through my normal 'get ready for work' routine. I checked my phone and noticed I received a txt letting me know they had landed and asking me what time is be at the shop. I replied I'd msg them as soon as I got there and hurried my a$$ off to the shop. As promised, once I arrived I did.
About half an hour later Q, His bodyguard and Mack showed up. After all the introductions we sat down and got ready to smoke! I could tell already by their personalities that this was gonna be a fun visit. We had the Errlectric plugged in and ready to go. I grabbed a small slab of PK and offered them both some dabs while we rolled up. I showed them both how to use the enail. I took a dab then Mack took a dab and that's when the real fun started. These guys were cracking me up!!!! Lotsa funny videos and LOTSA jokes! We went outside to smoke in our smoking shed and about half a cannon in, the cold was just too much.
Back inside we continued doing dabs!! Our eyes got redder and the laughs got louder. I dared Mack to take a half gram dab and he asked if one of us would do that. Evan volunteered his lungs and showed them how it was done. Mack decided he'd try a huge one, not as huge as Evan's but still pretty big. I asked him if it was kewl if I recorded it and he was kewl so I did. Q made a joke when he went to inhale and he started laughing and blamed him for messing his dab up. our cheeks were sore from laughing so much - honestly this is no exaggeration! We all chatted, laughed and smoked some more but then it was time for them to get to their hotel and me to open the shop up. We said our goodbyes until later as I planned on going to check the show out.
After a long fun day at work my friend Alisha(my smoking partner- she keeps up!) met me at the shop and we headed to the venue. When we arrived, we were met at the door by my friend and a man named Max. Perfect! Before I left that night I needed to connect with him so it was awesome I saw him right when I arrived. He brought Alisha and I in, gave us wristbands, and brought us backstage and introduced me to a few people. I sat in the room and started getting my blunts ready for when Schoolboy Q hit the stage. Max returns and tells me they're asking for me and to come with him- so I did. WAIT! Where's Alisha!? I can't leave her! I asked max if he could go back and get her once he dropped me off to the dressing room/chill room and he was more than kewl with that (thank you!!) I walked in and it was hugs all around. I told Q and Mack I was surprised they made it after their crazy morning and we all laughed! Blunts were being passed around, brilliant conversations were being had(maybe that was due to the cannabis haha), pictures were being took, I was drinking some AMAZING Apple mango juice(again maybe it was the cannabis but I swear that was the best juice ever!) 3 packs of backwoods in and looking for a forth- it was time for them to hit the stage
Alisha and I went to the back, side stage and watched the set from there. I felt like a concert bootlegger because I swear I recorded almost the entire thing on my phone. The performance was soooo good that I didn't wanna stop recording and miss any of the awesomeness. I'm not sure of the right words to describe the audience. Maybe live is a good word, maybe down-as-funk but I think the real way to describe that crowd was TURNT UP!! Which are words you rarely hear coming from my mouth but really that's the best description! One fan in the crowd ended up on stage and instead of having security remove him, Q put his arm on his shoulder and continued his set. Man Of The Year came on the energy got even more intense! And I'm sure you can only image how the ladies went when Studio came on ;) Before Schoolboy Q left the stage he thanked everybody for their love and support. He basically said he didn't have a day job. This was his job and without his fans he wouldn't have a job. The best part was it wasn't something he just said. It was something you knew he whole heatedly meant when he said it. He's an appreciative guy and I have an uber amount of respect for him!
Once Q and Mack left the stage the lights came on and people started filing out. I grabbed Alisha and we went to get coats from the backstage room. Security answered the door and invited us in. Unfortunately I couldn't stay long because I had to work early in the morning. Kinda sucked because we were having so much fun but work is work so I grabbed my coat, said my goodbyes and Alisha and I headed home.
I was so exhausted that I barely finished my bedtime blunt when I got home. What a fun day! What great people! what a fabulous performance! And what will I get up to next?
Summer 2014 - This is MY Weekend! Action Bronson & The Alchemist Stop By. Then, I'm Off to Budweiser's New Music Fest in Barrie to See Classified's Set with My Son- Never a Dull Moment!
Woke up Sunday and I had to head to my shop CannDo. We are closed Sundays but I had some paperwork to do. On my way down I got a txt from mark saying they were on their way- perfect! I had just enough time to go grab Kayla from Vapor Central. I ran into VC quickly while she grabbed rubbing alcohol and then we went to my spot. They arrived shortly after we did. I talked to Alchemist a bit while Kayla and Bronson set up dabs. He’s one super humble man! I told him he’s always welcome back and to call whenever he’s in the city. Def a solid guy!
After some smoke and some dabs they had to catch their flight back home. They gave me a few things to hold on to till the next time they came and then once again, we said our goodbyes. I really like when Bronson stops in. He’s very educated and can dab like no other- always good times when he’s around!!
So now you know why this this weekend was so fabulous for me - GOAL ACCOMPLISHED and I got to see some of my out of town friends I wasn’t expecting ANDDDDDDD my son loved every minute of it and wants to go back again!
The Global Marijuana March is held the first Saturday of May. Cities across the world gather on this day for peaceful protests, celebration of a healing plant AND for those who view their cups half full, a day to happily reflect with our friends on how far we have come.. kinda … sorta.
Other than a few tense moments caused by extra large egos, Toronto’s Global Marijuana March was a huge success and fun was had by all.
Much like everybody else who contributes to or even attends GMM, I was up bright and early preparing for the fun times ahead of me. I had to charge my phone & iPad, find my external charger that went MIA a week ago, pre roll, reply to emails and also get myself ready. My plan for the day was to record the day’s festivities, which was being broadcast live on Cannabis.ca I did this last year so I figured why not do it again this year. By the time I finished getting ready and checked to make sure everything was working properly, Rob (who was helping me film) arrived to take me to Queen’s Park.
Due to the highway closures we got there around 12:30pm. I hoped to be there right at noon when the gathering started but stuff happens, no biggie! The park was already filling up. There were tables set up for sales, tents, dogs - BEAUTIFUL! I hit the record button and away I went to find people to talk to. I stopped and chatted with people about what they were smoking and how they were smoking it, you know the usual stuff. At one picnic bench, a friend went to show the lovely viewers how to do a dab and 2 people ninja dabbed him (Ninja Dabbed: stuck dabs on his nail at the same time he did) Everybody was having a good time.
As the March grew closer I headed towards the float/first vehicle. You get really fabulous crowd shots from there, especially when we turn down Yonge Street! While on my way I saw The Herbleaf. I stopped and hung out with him for a bit. He needed to medicate so I lit up a joint and gave him a few supers. As the crowd started walking towards the parade launch point I started walking to the first float with some people from the media for action shots. The music blared as a group of people started forming around the vehicle… but then there was a gap. There’s never a gap! The street is always rammed. I found it odd but figured the other vehicle, Puff Mama and The Killing Time Band, were just a little behind in getting ready. Turns out, I was wrong! An activist with his own agenda was holding up the march.
Why would he do this? Well, there are numerous reason but they all boil down to egos. Egos and entitlement almost ruined this march for unsuspecting attendees. A handful of people involved with inner community politics couldn't put their issues aside for a few hours on a day of unity. There always has to be a 'pissing contest.' Unfortunately our united community isn't all it appears sometimes.
After confirming with a few friends that a person running for Mayor of Toronto (or was running) indeed was holding up the march I went over to talk to him. He and I were friends, we respected each other, I've even had him at my house to film a show- I mean that’s huge in my books, rarely do I let anybody into my private space. I figured I could speak with him and see what was wrong, possible help find a resolution for the people at war. I didn't want to see this march/parade ruined because people couldn’t put their egos aside. Right now Toronto is already the world’s joke with the Rob Ford crack scandal and now our cannabis community can’t even get their acts together- WHAT IS WRONG WITH US??? Back to the story. I walked over and asked him what was going on. His response to me was very ignorant and filthy(told me to perform a sexual act on an officer). It was obvious he wasn’t thinking straight and I know his anger wasn’t directed at me but it was still quite offensive-especially since I was coming to help out.
Once their egos started deflating there was room for the attendees to start marching. Music was being played and people were chatting up the stranger next to them- this is what our community is really like! This is what MOST of us are about. I walked through the crowd to the very back to try to get an estimate of the amount of people that were taking part. I’d say about 12 00 but I’m no stats pro. The vibes in the crowd were mostly of celebration with a bit of confusion and a bit of annoyance for the stopping and starting without direction or reasoning. But onward everybody marched right back to where the march started - Queen’s Park.
VIEW FOOTAGE OF GMM
It was about 3:30 when I arrived back. That meant I had 50 minutes till 4:20! I went around the park again and talked to people about their medicine, products and costumes. I saw a bong as tall as me and talked to the owner about it for a bit. Sadly, the piece broke earlier so it had to be taped up. Thankfully, it still worked so all was good! After watching many people hit their bongs and watching a guy juggle like a prostar, it was almost 4:20. I got my joint out and counted down with the crowd. 5-4-3-2-1 HAPPY 4:20!!!!! Smoke was everywhere. Joints were being passed around, bongs were being cleared and everybody was happy! Not one police incidence, no violence, just a bunch of people all sharing a global day of unity for the sake of cannabis. Around 5:00 the park started to clear out a bit. I was starving and so were the people I was with. We said our goodbyes to everybody and then headed over to Get Melted (a vapor lounge) for grilled cheeses and to smoke a joint sitting down. I stayed for food and a couple joints and then headed home.
Overall it really was a great day. The rain didn’t stop us, the turnout was huge and the sun came out for 4:20. Let’s hope our community can be a little more appropriate and a lot more mature next year - for the cause's sake!
Up next: CHAMPS Trade Show May 24-25 (23rd for vendor to vendor sales) and the Treating Yourself Cup! See you there!
Pounds of cannabis and thousands of people sure make a fabulous rally and celebration! 4/20 Toronto had all of that PLUS speeches, comedians,musicians, giveaways and a heck of alotta sunshine!
I woke up in Easter egg hunt mode. 4/20 fell on Easter this year so everything had to be timed juuuust right for me to be able to attend. After finding all the eggs the Easter Bunny hid I had a couple hours to relax before I had to start getting ready to head downtown. I needed to be at Vapor Central by 11:30 to meet up with Dex, a cameraman that SwearNet.com arranged to follow me around for the day. 10:00 came and it was time for me to leave - I was off to celebrate 4/20!
I arrived at Vapor Central around 11:00am and it was already full of people! Flags were being distributed, people were finalizing their outfits for the day and many joints were being smoked. I chatted with everyone while I waited for Dex to arrive. Dex and I were going to be walking around the event interviewing and celebrating with people in the crowd and backstage. He got there about 5 minutes before the march to Yonge/Dundas Square which gave us just enough time to film an intro and everybody getting ready to leave.
Everybody that was in Vapor Central lined up behind the truck that we were to follow to the square. Matt Mernagh had his megaphone and was leading the crowd in chants and also spreading cannabis knowledge while we made our way down Yonge Street. The truck was pumping Classified tracks and lots of people were singing along (including me). Erin & Chris Goodwin along with other Hash Mob members kept the crowd on one side of the street which, after watch them, I realized is quite hard to do. People were taking over the sidewalks, store owners came out to cheer everybody on. It was beautiful! When we arrived at Yonge and Dundas, most people that followed the truck went up on stage and cheered on with the crowd of people that had already formed there. Opus went on stage to his 'lemonade style stand' and proclaimed "The dealer is in"... which lead to people rushing the stage hoping to be able to purchase from him. Matt quickly captivated the crowd and the 4/20 celebration had begun!
After hanging out and interviewing a few people at the side stage, I went over to the booths that were set up along the perimeter of the square. There were edibles for sale, info on how to obtain a prescription, legal advice, make your own bong kits and a bunch of other related stuff. I felt there was more at the booths this year than last year, maybe I'm wrong but I don't think I am. After chatting all the booth's up, I moved in to the crowd to see what everybody was smoking and how they were smoking it (or eating, or vaping.. or dabbing lol) Nobody was shy! Not one hesitation to tell me what and how they were consuming cannabis. On any other day, getting this info out of people wouldn't be this easy but remember IT'S 4/20!! This is not like any other day :) I found many bong smokers in the crowd with pieces ranging from $15 - upwards of $5000. I love hearing people tell me about their glass so I asked lotsa questions about the pieces when I saw them. People recognized SwearNet on my mic and were coming up to talk to me about it.. or to just swear in the mic, it was hilarious!!! That's exactly what I was looking for seeing as my mouth isnt that foul when the camera is on. I try.. I'm getting much better but it's still a little hard to throw F-bombs on cam. My friend Rob texted me to let me know him and Adrian had arrived so I went to meet up with them. Adrian, who owns The Kush Attic, gave me a couple oil rigs to give away on stage to the attendees. How sweet is that!!?! We all roamed around with The Herb Leaf, Cannabis.ca's mascot, for a bit while we medicated and talked about what we were doing after 4:20. I gave The Herb a few supers and headed towards the front of the stage. I saw Chris Goodwin there and told him I had prizes to give away but I couldn't really come up with a good idea as to how. All I could figure out was I wanted to use social media to pick the winners. Chris suggested having Mike Rita bring me up and help me give them away- PERFECT!!!
Paul Lewin (Matt's lawyer, NORML Canada) spoke to the crowd and then Tracy and Opus from Opus Fourtwenty LIVE w/ Tracy Curley headed on stage and spoke about cannabis legalization while the beautiful Hash Mob girls held bristle boards that spelled "VOTE" The crowd was very attentive to them while speaking. I took a short break from filming and went and sat at the side of the stage for a few minutes to smoke a joint. While I was sitting there I heard Jay Danger performing his music on stage. I ran around to the front of the stage to check out his set and take a picture of him performing. When Jay's performance was over it was comedy time!!! Mike RIta was the host of this part of the show. He brought up a handful of comics that at times, had the crowd in stitches which is hard to do considering most people are paying attention to their bongs or joints. Like I said, these guys were hilarious!!!
It was time for me to go on stage and give away some prizes. VapeApeUSA.com gave me a vape pen and Adrian gave me the rigs complete with nails. Mike introduced me to the crowd and told them about the contest and I explained the prizes. The first 2 people to tweet me @TheAmyAnonymous with the hashtag #Happy420 would win the prizes. My phone blew up! I realllllly had to scroll through my notifications to find the first and second tweet. I told Mike the winners names and he verified it was their account when they came up to claim their prize. I had 1 rig left. We decided to ask a trivia question. Maybe it was the meds but for the life of me I couldn't come up with a question, nor could he. We figured out the question "Which year was Toronto's first 4/20 celebration?" He asked the crowd and I told them the 4th correct answer would get the prize. Why did I make it more difficult- nooo idea! I stood on stage desperately trying to get to the first person that answered correctly and work my way to the fourth correct answer. There were so many different answers! 1873, 2014, 0000, 2002 but I finally found the 4th correct one. We announced the winner and congratulated everybody. I thanked Mike and left the stage. I met back up with Rob and a few friends and chatted with the crowd.
4:20 was quickly approaching and I didn't have my blunt in hand. I ran to the side of the stage where my bag was and grabbed my 4:20 blunt. Dex and I headed on stage where a bunch of other activists, advocates and NEWS crews were. The entire crowd counted down the last 10 seconds till the clock hit 4:20. At that very moment. Everybody either lit up, started vaping or started eating. Seconds after all you could see in the air was thick clouds of smoke. From the stage I couldn't see the other side of the street because the smoke was so thick. The people on stage(and many in the crowd) were smoking enormous joints and passing them around. People were hugging, high fiving, smoking and swaying to the music.
After celebrating a bit with my friends on stage I went to finish celebrating with my friends offstage. My Bud Masta Rolla was close by. I figured this was the perfect time to talk to him about the glass pieces he makes and also about the beautiful pendant dabber he had given me earlier in the day. Him and I sat down and he explained some of the pieces he brought, including a sword shaped rig! We finished off our blunts & joints and then headed to see if my buddy Benny was at his new shop Boroheads. We got there and he wasn't there so we went to our next destination Get Melted, a grilled cheese cafe with a vapor lounge upstairs. Rob, Dex and I arrived, ordered our grilled cheeses (with lots and lots of pickles on the side!) and made our way upstairs. Neev, the owner of Get Melted and CALM(the dispensary I work at during the day) was already upstairs warming up the Volcano. He passed the volcano bag around the room while I smoked my first joint sitting down of the day- ohhhh it was nice!! There were about 6 people in the room we were in and we were all talking about the day's event. When the grilled cheeses arrived we scarfed them down. A day full of cannabis smoking can really give you the munchies! We finished our food and then headed in to a different room upstairs to continue recording. Dex set the cam up and I basically did a wrap up of the day while smoking a shatter covered joint that Rob had rolled. Since we started filming at Vapor Central I wanted to end filming at Vapor Central but it was getting late. I knew Mike Rita hosted a comedy show there on Sunday nights and by the time we had finished filming at Get Melted and cabbed to VC, the show had already started. We decided it was time to call it a day. I went upstairs to say bye and happy 4:20 to a few people and then cabbed home.
The cab was so quiet that it gave me time to reflect on the day and all the craziness that was this year's 4/20. It was kick a$$! Fabulous day!!! There were more people this year than last. Not one arrest or incident happened. Our city should be proud, really proud!!! So should the organizers! You did a stellar job this year, much like you've done n the past!
Up next: GLOBAL MARIJUANA MARCH!!!!! Saturday May 3rd. See ya there
It’s that time of year again! Time to spread some love and gifts to the less fortunate on Toronto’s streets. I’m really thinking I should rename this to “Milk And Cookie And Cannabis for the Less Fortunate” … that may happen next year! Not everybody in this video (or the others) sleeps or lives on the streets. Many stay in shelters, abandoned buildings or stay in other shared accommodations. Their funds are low and essentials we take for granted are luxuries to them. At the end of the day, ALL these people are in need!
It’s amazing to see a small idea I had 3 years ago become such an anticipated community event. I was receiving emails in September asking when and where donations could be dropped off. This year I received almost double the donations than I had received the year before. That meant we could include $10 coffee/gift card, socks and scarves - things that were not in the bags the previous years. Our cannabis community really dug deep in their pockets and provided 40 gift bags for people on Toronto's streets.
Here is the video of the people I met and gave our gifts too. THANK YOU to EVERYBODY that took part in helping make this happen!
*Please note: I took it upon myself to hand out cannabis. The people who donated are not responsible for that!
The Under The Influence of Music tour was in Toronto August 10th. Wiz Khalifa, ASAP Rocky, Trinidad James and a slew of other artists were scheduled to hit the stage- obviously I wanted to check this out! I listen to most of these guys on my way to work. This was def gonna be a good show.
Saturday morning I did my usual stuff. A little retail therapy, a quick stop at Chuck - E- Cheese, Blizzards at DQ and some baking. I didn’t know if I was going to the show or not so I made some extra baked goods just incase. If you don’t know this about me by now, I LOVE greeting artists/entertainers with fabulous meds when they perform in our city. I think it’s good to show love to our guests so when I can - I do!
I got a phone call from Lola in the late afternoon asking me if I could come down to the Molson Amphitheatre to meet up with ASAP Rocky and the ASAP Mob. “Yup! Yup I could” I replied. I called my girl LiLi up and told her to make her way to my place so we could get downtown asap (no pun intended!) I got ready, grabbed some cookies, candies and my smokable medicine. By the time I was done organizing my stuff LiLi showed up. We quickly left and started driving downtown to the venue. What was normally a half hour (tops) drive took us almost 2 hours because of traffic and road conditions - BALLS! After a bit of frustration, impressive tactical driving and a lil road rage - we made it!
Lola came and met us at the said gate and brought us to the back. She introduced me to so many people that (I’m not gonna lie) it was hard for me to remember everybody’s names. We saw Joey Bada$$ & his team sitting at the dining tables so we joined them for a smoke and chatted for a bit. I had met him at Yonge and Dundas Square earlier in the summer during NXNE - he put on a helluva show! Before we left the table I gave him a couple candies and cookies and told him to enjoy and that I’d see him later on. Lola brought us upstairs where we met up with Chubbs (OVO) and then went into the ASAP Mob’s dressing room. We said our hellos and introductions and then continued our tour of the back (lol). Next, Trinidad James dressing room. He wasn’t there but his DJ was. Lola introduced us and we chilled for a minute while she signed a skateboard. I showed him some Toronto luv and then we were off to the stage for ASAP Rocky and the ASAP Mob’s set.
Most shows I go to are after 10:00. Usually it’s all dark and you just see people’s silhouettes bouncing around. I’m not used to events in broad daylight so to me it was dang kewl to be able to see the details of the absolute awe and amusement on the attendees faces. The energy on the stage was insane too! ASAP Rocky & the ASAP Mob were all over the stage- asking the audience questions, encouraging them to sing along. The fans were LOVING it! Joey Bada$$ joined ASAP Rocky on stage to perform “One Train” and before the set ended he performed “Fuckin Problems” and it got LOOOUD! I think every single person there knew the words to that song.. and went ape sh!t the second they heard the opening beat.
After ASAP Rocky’s performance, Lili and I went out back for a smoke. ASAP Illz came out and escorted us back upstairs to the dressing room. Finally, I could sit down and roll a proper blunt. Only problem was, I forgot my Backwoods at home and didn’t grab any at a store on the way because I thought I was already stocked. BALLS!! Thankfully ASAP Lou had me covered. (If you’re reading this THANK YOU so much! Me not having backwoods on me is...well, it’s unheard of!) I sat down and rolled up some Pink Kush and Orangina. Next thing I know I see a tuna can being handed to ASAP Rocky - it’s Tuna Kush in a can! Normally I see that in a large freezer bag so it was kinda kewl to see it in it’s packaging.. kewl enough that I had to take a picture of it!
Typical me, as soon as the can was opened, I scoped it with my 420 Scope. It looked (and was) gooood! I passed the microscope around so everybody else could see what they were smoking too. ASAP Rocky asked if we had met before- which we hadn’t. I had actually met his manager and passed off some gifts for him while he was in Toronto a year or so ago.”Ohhh you were the one who made me that basket. Thank you!” he said. I smiled (and probably blushed a bit) To me, that is the utmost flattery and like I always say, I’m passionate about what I do.
Rolling, smoking, vaping, chatting - In walks Trinidad James! I was introduced to his music by a friend last fall and have been a fan ever since. Unfortunately I missed watching him perform BUT it was great to be able to meet him. B.O.B came by, the Weeknd stopped in. The dressing room was crazy!
Wiz was on stage so LiLi and I left for a bit to go watch his set. It was now dark outside and half the crowd was waving their cellphones in the air. There was an enormous lighter and joint running back and forth during “Young, Wild and Free” The crowd was LIVE!! Just before Wiz and the Taylor Gang finished up their set, they brought all the artists on stage to perform with them. It was unreal! After that LiLi and I went back to the dressing room to say our goodbyes. There was an afterparty at Muzik but there was nooooo way I was going there. I had to get home and go back to work. I hugged everybody and told them I’d see them next time they were in the city, handed out a few more cookies and candies, then left.
I got home and had to bake some more. When work was finally done I went to my bedroom, rolled a blunt with the Backwoods I had forgotten earlier, smoked a bit of it and then passed the funk out! All that awesomeness tired me out
Until the next blog...
French Montana, Chinx Drugz & Cash Out - Amy Anonymous hangs out with some Shot Callers. I Ain't Worried About Nothin... thanks to iluvlola!
HOLY FRICKIN S#!T!!!! It finally happened!I know- I knooooow this is not the typical language you hear from me but I have been waiting a couple years for this moment. Warning: this blog is probably gonna be all over the place.
French Montana was performing at Summer Bash in Brampton, Ontario and there was nooooooo way I was gonna miss this! He’s one of my all-time fav artists. Every time he’s in my pretty city something happens to prevent me from meeting him and getting to give him one of my baskets. One time I was too late and the club got shut down. Another time I was sitterless, and the ONE time I got to see him perform I had a health issue and had to go to the medics right when he got on stage (O.V.O. last year) So this time I was sittered-up, healthy and ready to go.
Saturday morning I got a message from a friend of mine, telling me his colleague was gonna contact me later to go meet up with him and a few of his people. They were gonna be with Cash Out (another awesome artist) that day. This colleague called me in the early afternoon and asked me to come to the hotel and meet up with them when the artist arrived in the city. I asked if I could bring my girl LiLi with me and he said no problems. So I figured- why not!?
While LiLi was en route to pick me up I got a call from Lola (iluvlola) and she told me she was going to meet up with French Montana but first she was going to see Ca$h Out at the hotel. Purrrfect! I was on my way there too. I told her I’d see her shortly. Now for those of you who may not follow my blogs I’d like to tell you a bit about Lola- I LOVE THIS WOMAN!! She’s the true meaning of BOSSLADY! Whenever an artist I like is in town, Lola usually has something to do with it. She runs sh!t and with such style and class- check out her site and you’ll see what I’m talking about!
So LiLi and I get to the hotel and while she’s parking I run into the lobby to buy a pop. Who do I see? Lola, Cash Out and his crew. I gave Lola a huge hug and told her I’d be right back. I ran to the store in the lobby and got my pop and then went outside to get LiLi and the gift basket I made for Cash Out. Now, he was sitting riiiiight beside Lola when I walked in but I guess I was so excited to see her and soo dang parched that I didn’t introduce myself immediately. As I was grabbing the basket, the people I had spoken about earlier arrived. We all said our hellos and walked back to the lobby. I introduced myself to Cash Out and then handed him the basket I had made him. He thanked me and gave me a hug. After all the introductions and pleasantries, we went upstairs to go roll some blunts and chill before the show at the Powerade Centre in Brampton. Cash Out opened one of the little bottles of Patron I medicated and started sipping on it. There was lot of chatting about cannabis and music(amongst many other things), photos being taken and blunts being passed around.
Before heading to the venue we stopped at a Hooters for some food. I’d never been to a Hooters but it was kinda what I expected. We had to get our food to go because Cash Out had to be at the venue to perform. I ordered Tater Tots and I’m not gonna lie- they sucked balls! I still ate some of them while I was in the car cause I had serious munchies but I don’t think I’d eat there again. As we were driving from Mississauga to Brampton we got a little lost. A few cars got in front of us then yada yada yada.. Thank God for GPS!
LiLi and I arrived at the venue and waited to be brought in. A certain someone (who you may already know because of my IG post) told me he was sending his other colleague to come get me. I waited.. smoked a bit... waited...smoked some more.. and then got a little irritated. I guess I should have expected it because ...well... that's his character. It's quite sad! I was very excited to have a good time but this dude was blowing my buzz! I knew all was good though because Lola would be arriving shortly. Next thing I know, I hear Lola’s voice - YAY! Lola arrived with French Montana and a slew of others. She brought LiLi and Myself in with everybody to French’s room.
I sat on one of the benches and talked a bit to the guys beside us about their cannabis. I started rolling my “Frick yea this is awesome I need to celebrate with a spectacular blunt” blunt ( haha but it’s true!) I looked up and French Montana was pulling from the hookah that was in the room - sweet! I looked to the right of him and who do I see? Chinx Drugz - BAM! Another artist I’ve wanted to meet and get medicated. Tonight was turning out to be even better than I thought it was gonna be. My “Frick yea” blunt was now destined for Chinx Drugz. I finished rolling it and walked over to him and introduced myself. We chatted a lil and then I handed him the blunt and told him it was a very nice tuna kush. Next thing I know Lola brings me over to French and introduces me.He gave me a big hug and I told him a little bit about the items in the basket. Lola grabbed my phone and quickly took a picture of us for me. I thought that was damn kewl of her cause I didn’t even ask (although I REALLY wanted to) AND she was busy as hell working. We talked a tiny bit more and then I went to go sit down and roll myself a blunt. This blunt was entitled “HOLY FRICKIN CRAP IT FINALLY HAPPENED!! WHAAWHAAAAAA 2 personal goals accomplished in 1 frickin night” and let me tell you it was sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet! I couldn’t stop smiling.
It was time for French and Chinx to perform. We all left the room and went to the stage. As we were walking I noticed Belly was there too. He’s a super kewl guy. Lola brought him over for a visit before and he taught me about the Atmos Vape Pen. I said hi and asked him how he was doing - fabulous obviously! Lola brought us up onto the back of the stage with everybody. I didn’t think it was possible but my smile got even bigger. I sang along as I watched French Montana and Chinx Drugz perform some of my favourite songs. I took a few pics and video with my phone but I couldn’t post them on any social media site while I was in the venue- it was weird..dang iPhone! When they started the intro for “Shot Caller” I maaaaaay have squealed a lil. LOL. I’ve loved that song since it came out and I finally got to hear it performed live. Tonight was a night I was definitely NOT gonna forget!!
When the show was over everybody left the stage and was hanging out in the back and in the back rooms. LiLi and I had a few people we needed to say goodbye to so we searched them out and said our goodbyes. I found Lola and thanked her for the fan-frickin-tastic night I’d had. She told me she’d make this happen for me and she did! I was and am so appreciative!
When I got home I was tired as heck but so wide awake at the same time. My night was everything I hoped it would be (with the exception of a missing person) and then some! and then some more! Really, I was overwhelmed. Rarely does “Fan Amy” come out. I’m always so professional and business orientated no matter how much I like and respect an artist or artists but tonight when I got home I just couldn’t contain myself. Yea yea I admit it, I couldn’t! I called a couple friends to blab about how crazy my night was and how frickin in awe I was. After getting it all off my chest I rolled up my bedtime blunt and went to bed... OH WHAT A NIGHT!!
I know everybody was expecting a more explicit blog with me calling out a certain somebody and giving lotsa grimy details - I tried to give you a little bit- but honestly, I have more class than that! God will judge him, karma will get him and quite frankly- I think I already caused enough of a disturbance in his life after his actions. I didn't want to come across as bad mouthing a company that I have respect for just because of a weak link associated with it. It’s not my style to be ignorant and as much as tit for tat feels good - I’m grown and at the end of the day “a lioness doesn’t concern herself with the opinions of sheep” As I said before I wish him well in life- cause that’s how I roll!
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From Medicated Sandwiches to Gift Baskets and Blunts Backstage - Amy Anonymous hangs with SD & Gino Marley, Chills backstage with Peter Jackson and Shares Toronto's Finest Meds with Waka Flocka. What a Week!
Summa-Summa-Summa time! Other than the heat and tanlines, my fav part of summer is the shows/events in my city and the artists that roll through during our hot and hazy season. This week I met up with Lola (iluvlola), Gino Marley and SD. I also went to 2 Waka Flocka shows in Mississauga with Peter Jackson and his crew. Here’s how it all went down.
Wednesday, Lola (iluvlola) called me and said SD & Gino Marley were in town shooting a video and they wanted to come by. I was down so we arranged for them to come over the following night. Lola introduced me to them and Hyghly(Xo) back in April. They’re really down to earth guys. Last time they came we made medicated cotton candy, ate cookies and lounged around my place smoking blunts - goodtimes! I assumed this time when they came for a visit it’d be much the same- and it was... but this time we made medicated PB & J sandwiches too!
Thursday morning I cabbed to the Corus building for my biweekly appearance on the Dean Blundell Show (those guys are so dang good to me!) I do a segment called ‘Blunt News With Amy Anonymous” We talked about medicating pets, the Kush Cup in Vancouver and touched a bit more on Canada’s medical marihuana regulation changes. When I was done there I was off to my day job at CALM - Toronto’s largest and oldest medical cannabis dispensary. I spent my day doing new member orientations and answering questions about the regulation changes. When the clock hit 6:30 I darted home. I had baking to do before my guests came over.
Ring, ring - Lola and the guys are downstairs! I went downstairs to meet them. Lola brought her 2 besties with her too. I knew if they were friends of Lola’s they were kewl as funk chicks- love it!! It’s always nice meeting new people. After parking, we all went upstairs. As soon as we got in I told Gino and SD to go pick out something to smoke. I brought the ladies in my pink room and showed them different strains and pieces of glass I had collected over the last few years. They weren’t cannabis smokers but were still very interested. After the boys decided what to smoke we all went out into my living room and started rolling up. They wanted pizza so I ordered a pizza and they snacked on medicated cookies until the pizza came. Lola had asked about making cotton candy so I got my machines out and started heatin them up. The guys each made their own medicated cotton candy(with a little help from me) We were sipping Hennessy, smoking blunts and getting even more hungry - Finally the pizza arrived. Everyone started eating. SD didn’t like it so I offered him a medicated PB & J sandwich which had him very intrigued. He said yes and I made the sandwich. After that we had grilled cheeses, drank some lemonade (that I freshly squeezed) and smoked a few more blunts. The night passed by so quick! I looked at the clock and it was already 2:00am. The guys were looking tired and I was feeling the same. I gave them a few cookies to take back to the hotel with them and then we all said our goodbyes. I told them I’d see them next time they were in the city, gave them all hugs and then I got ready for bed. I rolled up my bedtime blunt and KO’d before I finished it.
Friday I get a call from my girl Alisha. She said Peter Jackson wanted to know if I wanted to come to the Waka Flocka shows that PJ was also performing at this weekend. “HELLS YEA!” was my reply. Alisha said she’d come and get me and bring me to the show on Saturday- WICKED!!! I love rollin with her. That girl can S-M-O-K-E!! It’s hard to find chicks like her. She told me she’d call me Saturday and let me know what time to be ready for.
Saturday I put together a couple of gift baskets for Waka and an awesome promoter I was gonna be introduced to named Pali (The Spoken Truth Society). I also rounded up all my personal medicine I wanted to bring, and a few extra treats for people that I ran into. Alisha came and grabbed me around 8:30 and we were off to Famous in Mississauga.
When we got there Peter Jackson was outside with a few friends and Pali. He introduced us and I gave him and his crew the basket I made for them. They thanked me and started instagraming pics of the candy that was inside the basket - LOVE IT! We went inside to the back room and hung out smoking blunts and drinking some kind of alcohol with Redbull in it. I ran into sooo many people I hadn’t seen in a while: Dames Nellas ( a Dj from Flow and PJ’s Dj too), Bandit, Daniel Nuday, C-Flowz were all there- and a bunch of others too! (I’m super sorry it’s hard to list everybody on here- this blog would never end if I did) I gave out some cookies and candies and chatted/caught up with everybody in the back. After a bit I rolled a blunt and went outside to the patio to smoke it. My friend Buck (Gorgeous Gangsters, Swagg News) arrived with his colleague/friend and met me on the patio. We smoked a blunt or 2 and went back inside. After a bit more of the same, Waka Flocka arrived with Lil Skitzz and a bunch more of the Gorgeous Gangsters clique. There was a line up of people to go see Waka so I kept my distance till the area around him died down a bit. When it wasn’t as hectic in his little corner I went over and gave him the basket I made him. Waka gave me a huge hug and I chatted with him about the items in the basket. I told him to have fun with the medicated chocolate body paint LOL. I said hello to Lil Skitzz, who was sitting by Waka. I gave him a quick hug and a lil nug of some cannabis I knew he’d like. PJ was getting ready to hit the stage so I had to go get another blunt ready for myself.
I was on the side stage when Peter Jackson and G5ive started performing. They put on a helluva set! The energy in the room was wild!!!! I took a few picture and recorded a bit of their performance. When they exited the stage I went with them to the back. We medicated and had drinks before Waka hit the stage. Peter Jackson was introduced me to so many kewl/interesting people that I felt I shoulda took notes to remember everybody's names. After tons of chatting, laughing and medicating it was time for Waka’s set.
In typical Waka Flocka fashion he interacted with his fans - grabbing their raised hands, talking to audience members, etc. The side stage was crowded as hell so I went down on the floor to watch him perform for a bit. The crowd was LIVE!!! That man knows how to get people moving I tells ya!! He performed his hits and the audience sang along with him. I LOVE watching stuff like that! It’s like the whole room was in unison- word for word. He quickly exited the stage when he was done. I went backstage for a bit again and then it was time for me and Alisha to go home. We were uber tired as we both had had a long day.
Sunday’s show was much different than Saturday’s show as it was all ages. I brought my friend Ghost (from 2G’z and also part of the hip hop group #THC) with me. Ghost came and picked me up and we were off to Famous. He had performed at PJ’s shows before so he already knew many people there. We arrived and security let everybody in but me. They pulled me aside and told me I couldn’t bring ANYTHING in that I did the night before because it was all ages - UGGGHHH!! Since it’s my friend’s show I was compliant...sorta. Otherwise Lil Miss Anonymous with her “I don’t effen think so- I KNOW my rights” attitude woulda came out. Again, it was my bud’s show- so I agreed and went back to the car to unload my bag. I walked back up to the front door got checked by security. I told the woman if there was still cannabis in my bag it wasn’t because I was ignorant- it was because I carry so much at times that a bag or 2 could get missed. After being searched I saw Pali and he escorted us in.
We went to the back room and found PJ. I whipped out my Gpen and handed it to him. We all passed it back and forth as at that point it was the only medicine around. They said no smoking or smoking accessories(lighters,etc.) BUT they didn’t tell me I couldn’t bring in my vaporizer... :) As I was rummaging through my bag looking for budda, I found a bag of cannabis WOOT WOOT!! PJ was about to go on stage so I put it back in my bag and went to the side stage to watch him wow the crowd- which he did!. I exited the stage when he left and we Gpenned a bit more as Waka, the DRUGS crew and the rest of his entourage headed up on stage. When I went to go back on the stage security wouldn’t let me!?! This guy had been giving me issues already that night. I didn't see Pali close by so I msgd my friend Buck and told him about security. He came, said something to security and that was that. I looked at the security guy and politely said “I told ya!!” as I smiled and walked past him. After a few minutes, somebody passed me their blunt and I started rolling up what I managed to get in the club-without knowing. I left my backwoods in the car but had a pack of The Real Wrap in my glasses case. YAY!!
Time to light up- but wait!! I don't have a lighter. Security took it- BALLS!!! It took a few minutes but I found a lighter. I medicated and watched Waka perform. There were a couple blunts being passed around at this point so I smoke on them too. When Waka was done I stayed on the stage and talked to HiGrade & Trinity Chris a bit more. By the time I left the stage Waka was gone. I said my goodbyes to everybody and went outside to Ghost’s car. I needed to smoke a regular sized blunt ASAP! We met up with Trinity Chris in the parking lot and chatted for a few then we all left. Ghost dropped me off at home. I ran upstairs and grabbed a can of coke, my Hershey Coconut & Almond chocolate bar and started breaking up some King Kush. At the end of every show I go to I like to go home and reflect on my night over a massive blunt for 1 - so that’s exactly what I did!
... Until the next time - LOTSA LOVE!!!
WHAT A WEEKEND!!! Just as everything started slowing down from the zaniness of May (with all the marches, events and the Treating Yourself Expo) life got super busy (and fun) again. This weekend was the Much Music Video Awards and DJ IV invited me to attend the awards with him, Classified and the rest of the Scotian Crew. I was SUPER flattered! I had never been to the MMVAs but I guess there’s a first time for everything, right. I found out about the invite the week before so I had plenty of time to plan my weekend accordingly. Not only were the MMVAs on Sunday night but Fat Tony, Joey Bada$$, Smif N’ Wessun and Ludacris were also performing at Yonge and Dundas Square.
I LOOOOOOOVE Ludacris! I mean really, who doesn’t?! On top of that, Smif N’ Wessun was also gonna be there so I couldn’t really miss this. My plan was to check out their performances and hopefully smoke a blunt with Luda before I headed to the MMVAs... but that didn’t happen - more on that later.
Sunday was hectic from the moment I opened my eyes. It was Father’s Day and Sebastian wanted us to take his Dad out for lunch. (Although we are not together, we are still friends -c’mon now- we’re adults, not children) so I had to rush around and start getting ready early so we could have a nice relaxing lunch before the real mayhem started. My nails weren’t done, my hair was a mess. I had a few people I had to go meet up with after lunch and before the awards- uggghhh! Stuff had to get done- so stuff got done!
Lunch was over, time for business! I had a few things to catch up on and a couple clients to meet.. and another lunch to have (ok more like super early dinner). Done and done - time to finish getting ready to leave for the day.
I met up with my friend Barb and we headed down to Yonge and Dundas Square. A couple detours later (and a heck of a time trying to find parking) we made it! The square was pretty busy. There was a beer tent to the right of the stage that was surprisingly not that crowded so Barb and I went over there to... well to not be in a crowd (and to get a beverage) I texted my friend Buck from Swagg News and Gorgeous Gangsters and he told me to come meet him at the back of the stage - SAWEEEET! I’d have a comfy place to sit and roll my blunts. Buck met us at the back and had a girl hand us passes. We went and sat in a room backstage and smoked a blunt. Blunt was done, time to roll another. This time I left the room and hung out on the side of the stage for a bit. There I met Fat Tony and a few other artists. I loved their Texan accents. We talked about Canadian cannabis laws vs. American laws, different strains and baking.
Smif N’ Wessun got on stage and started their set. The crowd was hyped and everybody was singing along to their tracks. Towards the end of their set they brought a little boy up on stage and took pictures with him. The look on that child’s face made my day!! I love people that show love back to their fans!! They finished off their set and came backstage again. I was standing by the “bar” at this point talking to the woman working it. She was a fan of CFNY ( she heard me on DBS) so we started elaborating on things I touched base on during my last appearance on the show. She was def a kewl chick! While standing there Steele (Darrell Yates) came up to get a drink. I asked him if he smoked cannabis. He replied “No but my boi does” somehow we started talking about cookies and he said he eats cannabis - just doesn’t smoke it. I told him I put cookies in his room for him. He went in there quickly and then came out with Buck and Tek (Tekomin Williams). Buck introduced me to Tek and we all went back in their room for a bit.They started eating the cookies and then I asked Tek if he wanted to smoke a blunt- he was down! I pulled out some Purple Pain Killer that MedMan of MedMan Brand gave to me a couple days before. I asked him if he’d roll it and handed him a backwoods and the bag. We went out to the side of the stage to check out the show and roll the blunt. While he was rolling up I whipped out my 420 Scope to show him what he was smoking - He LOVED IT!! I swear that scope gets people every time. It shows you what your medicine really looks like, so sexy - drooooool ( I heart cannabis!) We all smoked and chatted away... and then smoked some more.. and chatted some more (y’all know how I do stuff) It was getting late and I had to go. Ludacris was due to be there any minute but I had to get the Much Music to meet up with DJ IV. I thanked Buck for hooking my a$$ up and said my goodbyes to everybody else. There was no time to dwell on missing Luda perform - my friends were waiting for me and I had to get there ASAP!
TAXI!! For some reason getting a taxi wasn’t easy. It was crazy busy downtown. I was getting scared that I was gonna miss Classified’s performance. Thank God I made it on time!!! I met up with DJ IV backstage him and his crew all got ready to perform. They had a bunch of children on stage with them and it was just sooooooooooo effen cute! I love kids. They were all so excited. Classified and the guys went over to give the kids a pep talk before hitting the stage then BAM- they were on! I could barely hear them because the crowd was so loud. I watched their performance from the teleprompter thingie in the back- it was FANTASTIC!
After they finished we went to their private room. On the way to their room I saw a mini nail spa - WHAAAA!?! Mental note: If I ever go back I’m gettin my nails done there... ok back to the story! The room was full of cookies, other munchies and some bottles of liquor and Scotians (LOL). Brian (DJ IV) found me a stemmed glass - cause that’s the ONLY way I’ll drink- and poured me some Black Malibu and cranberry. We all rolled up and then went out to the side deck to medicate. We had to kinda hurry because they were about to go on stage an accept an award. After the joints got put out we quickly went back to the room, grabbed our drinks then went towards the stage to wait for them to go accept their award.
After they got their awards ( Video of the Year and Much Fact Video of the Year) we went back to the room again. We ate cookies, laughed, had drinks - it was AMAZING! We made a couple more visits to the smoking area and then it was time for me to leave. Barb was picking me up to take me to Universal’s afterparty at Uniun. Brian walked me to Barb’s car and I gave him a little gift for a pretty kitty in Nova Scotia that didn’t make it up for the awards ( I loves ya Scotian Kitty!!) Barb had her assistant/friend Juelz in the car with her. I got in and we were off to Uniun
We got in and started shmoozing with other guests. I ran into a ton of people that I hadn’t seen in a while. It was nice to be able to catch up. I’ll be honest, I’m usually really busy so I don’t always have time to catch up.. but I did tonight :) After doing a lap of 2 of the club we went outside to smoke a blunt or 2..... or 3. Who do I see outta the corner of my eye?? Spesh K and Brian! I called them over and we medicated some more. After a while I started getting tired so Barb and I said our goodbyes to everybody and we went home. It was 3:00am and I had to be up at 6:00am the next morning.
I got home and rolled a blunt but it didn’t get smoked. I musta crashed because I woke up and it was still sitting there in my ashtray unlit - FAB! Saved me from having to roll one when I woke up (haha!) As I lied in bed before I rolled my butt outta it I just smiled- it was an incredible weekend! I LOVE LIFE!!
I’d like to thank Brian, The Boyd Brothers, David Myles and the rest of the Scotain crew for all the love and hospitality they show me this weekend AND whenever I see them. They are such down to earth guys. I really truly luv them and their music! ....And as always, thanks to them Gorgeous Gangsters- you’re so good to me! Much appreciated!!
...until the next blog - Lotsa Love!