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...
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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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
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
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!
I got a text from DjIV letting me know that him, Classified and the rest of the Scotian crew were gonna be here in Toronto for 2 sold out shows at the Opera House on April 26th and 27th. DjIV (aka Brian or IV) told me he had 2-day VIP passes for me and my friend Dutch (the man who introduced me to them a year or so ago). I was excited! I’ve seen Classified and the crew perform on a few occasions and they always put on high energy shows. They involve fans in their sets, give out prizes, talk about cannabis AND they’re Canadian - Scotian to be exact!
Classified’s first show was on Friday night. After work I rushed home to get my medicine in order and grab a few cookies before heading back downtown. Dutch came and picked me up and we were off to meet up with IV, Classified and the rest of the boys.
We met up with everyone on the tour bus which was parked by the venue. I greeted everybody I knew and introduced myself to the few I didn’t. There was an empty spot at the table so I parked my butt down beside Mike Boyd (Classified’s brother) and started chatting with everybody at the table. A few joints later we went inside to check out the opening acts. After catching a bit of Quake’s set I went downstairs to medicate. We were all discussing and comparing cannabis while joints were being passed around. Out of the corner of my eye I saw this side room with 2 bright red chairs in it. I got curious and asked IV what it was. He told me it was a smoothie room - GET OUT!!! I had to check it out with my own eyes to believe it. It def was a smoothie making room. I thought that was soooooo kewl! C’mon now. Who wouldn’t? I love smoothies! IV poured me a drink (which later on I accidently spilled all over Dutch’s shoe- sorry!!!!) and we went back upstairs to check out Kayo’s set. The venue was rammed with people! Everybody was bobbing in unison while Kayo rocked the stage. I listened to a few songs, took some pictures and went back downstairs for another joint (or 5) with Class and the crew before they took the stage.
SHOW TIME! The lights were flashing the crowd was screaming and Classified, DjIV, Mike, Mark and Jake were killing it!! Classified performed tracks old and new. The audience was singing along word for word. During the show he pulled an audience member on stage and had her spin a prize wheel. There were a few different prizes that she could have won including hanging out on the tour bus. She ended up winning the CD but since she was so awesome, Classified also told her she could come on the bus after the show to collect the CD. DjIV put on “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and the girl bodysurfed off the stage- amazing! A few songs later - unknowing to me or Dutch- we (and the other people on the side of the stage) were suddenly corralled on center stage for Oh Canada. It was craaaaaaaaaazy! I rocked my G Pen and sang along with everybody else. The energy in that room was indescribable. SOOO MUCH FUN!!
After the show we went back to the tour bus. Randy (their bus driver) started singing “Started From the Bottom” and the bus roared with laughter and cheers. I grabbed my phone and recorded a bit of him singing because it was such a happy moment- just beautiful! After much more chatting and medicating it was time to go home. We were gonna do this all over again tomorrow and I needed to get some rest. Dutch dropped me off at home and told me he’d come get me tomorrow at the same time- sweet! I got in, rolled a budda blunt and KO’d.
Day 2 - I was kinda sorta rested and ready to go! It was the last night of their tour and there was gonna be a crazy after party.I took my cannabis leaf flag off my wall and put it in a bag to bring with me, jusssssssst incase we went on stage again for Oh Canada. Dutch came and picked me up, we drove downtown and met up with everyone on the tour bus. Much like the night before we all chatted, had drinks and medicated with cannabis before the show started.
I took in the acts from the side of the stage. The crowd was just as loud as the night before, if not louder! Oh Canada came on and (as I assumed) we were all on stage again. Dancing around singing along and having a great time! I proudly waved my cannabis flag and hit my G Pen while taking in the awesomeness of the crowd.
Classified and the crew said goodnight to their fans. The show ended, all their equipment was loaded and then we were off to the afterparty. There was a limo bus (maybe more) a tour bus and cars full of people that were going. About 45 minutes later we arrived at the GORGEOUS Towers’ residence. There were drinks, food, loud music, a pool, a hot tub, a tea bar, fire pits, humongous TV’s, little paths leading out to different locations on the property - the place was BEAUTIFUL!! I met a lot of great people and medicated with many different strains of cannabis people brought with them. Everybody was having a great time. At one point I went upstairs and saw Classified barbecuing. He jokingly said to the crowd of people “Burgers $1, Ketchup $3” everybody cracked up!! After lots more medicating, joking around and chatting it was time for me to go home. It was around 6:00am, the birds were starting to chirp and I was getting a lil tired. I hugged everyone goodbye and told them I’d see them next time they were in the city. There was a limo(s) bringing people back downtown that was going to be departing in a bit but I got a ride home with Dutch. He dropped his friend off and then dropped me off (and then I assume he went home and crashed like I did, lol!) When I got in I kicked my shoes off, rolled a blunt and reflected on the fantastic weekend I had. Those Soctians sure know how to have a good time! Lotsa Love to them!!!
A couple of weeks ago my friend told me Waka Flocka was going on tour. Waka’s “Do Right
Ü Gain Success” Canadian Tour presented by Gorgeous Gangsters and Drügs (the makers AND sellers of my Drügs beanie/toque that everybody I meet asks about and wants to buy) was hitting Toronto on March 30th. I was excited because usually when Waka comes to Toronto he stops by for a visit and a session. I like medicating/smoking with him. He’s full of fun stories and like me, enjoys fabulous cannabis and vanilla backwoods. I’ve probably said this before but I’ll still say it again. Waka Flocka (Juaquin Malphurs DOB 05/31/86) is a stellar guy! He’s a genuine, well spoken, intelligent man who truly cares for his fans. Many celebrities take their fans for granted - NOT THIS GUY! Waka always posts pictures on his Instagram of himself and his #newfriends. Every show of his that I’ve been to I see him take time after his set(s) to greet his fans, answer questions and take pictures with them. He shows love - and I just love, love, LOVE people like that!
On the day of his Toronto show, my friend Buck from Gorgeous Gangsters called me and said Waka’s flight gets in late in the afternoon and he wouldn’t have time to come by for a visit... so he was gonna bring me to him instead. I was down! Sounded like it could be fun. He got his friends/associates to come grab me at my place and we drove somewhere downtown. We all met up, switched vehicles and we were off to the airport to pick Waka up.
After a bit of waiting, a few phone calls and probably just as many blunts - we see Waka and his friend. The GG’s loaded Waka’s luggage into the back and we were off! I introduced myself to his friend and we started talking about Micro G Pens and concentrates (if you know me, that's some of my favorite stuff to talk about) Waka opened his gift and was about to roll up. I told him to hang on to what he had and handed him some of my medicine to roll. I LOVE when men roll my blunts! It’s not that i can’t roll - TRUSSSSSSSSST ME I can! But I really enjoy watching other people roll. To me it’s an art form... yea yea I’m weird - let’s move on with the story
Waka lights the blunt and then passes it to me. He looks at me and says “You know I told my brother about you”.. I just laughed- wonder what he said... haha! We started talking about different types of medicine and just having general back and forth banter with everybody in the vehicle as the blunt went around. After a couple more of those, some G Pen hits (The G Pen that Action Bronson gave me) and lotsa chatting, we pull up to his hotel. A bunch more GG’s were there waiting. Everybody did their pleasantries. Waka went up to his room to drop his stuff off and then they were off to a video shoot. I had to go home to grab more meds. I didn’t plan on staying downtown until the show started so I def wasn’t prepared to do that. I smoke A LOT so I had to go home and reload
I went home and met up with my friend Leah. I invited Leah to come with me because she is 1) my friend and 2) a fan of Waka’s. Her and I smoked a blunt (yes I know, I smoke alotta blunts!) and got ready to leave. My friend texted me and let me know that Waka hit the stage at 11:25 so I should make my way there soon. We got in the car and proceeded to go to the venue. The show was at The Phoenix in downtown Toronto.
Going through security they found my cannabis. Since it is private property they can tell me that I cannot have it on their premises (which they did) I honestly didn’t know I had any on me. I thought I hid it all. For some reason that always happens to me. There’s always a bag of cannabis in my bag that I don’t know I have. After figuring out a better spot to put my medicine I went back to security and was cleared to go through.
YAY! We made it before he hit the stage!!! My friend met us at the door and brought us through. I stood by the stage and waited for Waka’s set to start. He hit the stage and the crowd roared. The place was PACKED!!! In true Waka style he interacted with his fans during his set. He sat on the side of the stage at one point while performing and touched his fans hands and started talking to them- it was fabulous to see! I’m all about people appreciating people. When he started “Round Of Applause” he brought 2 girls up on stage and let them do their thing. All of the sudden this guy beside me spills his beer allllllllll over my boobs - MY GAWD!! I despise the smell of beer so that kinda irked me but honestly, stuff happens. Nothing to get cranky about. So I didn’t! Buck came and met me at this point and brought me and my friend backstage.
I needed a place to roll some blunts (or have them rolled for me, hehe!) so He lead me upstairs to a place where I could chill and get my blunts ready. I chatted with others that were in the room and started rolling up. While I was rolling I looked up saw a girl with what appeared to have no pants on. I looked down, thought I was trippin and looked back up to see if I was or not. Nope. She def had no pants on. I'm not sure if she had shorts on or panties(couldn't tell) but either way I kinda felt bad for her mother(and awkward being in the room with her) If I had a daughter I wouldn’t want her in a club with no pants on. To each their own but honestly she didn’t have anybody following her around so I don’t think she accomplished what she set out to do.. whatever that was!? (Ohhh calm down! I’m not being rude here- just stating fact!) Not a fan of women like that.
Blunt was rolled and smoked. and a friend started rolling another one up for me. My friend came up and I told him I wanted to see the show. He then got his friend- another GG and asked him to bring me downstairs. He walked me up on the side of the stage and that’s where I stayed. I watched the rest of Waka’s set with the bestest view in the venue - LOVED IT!!! When Waka was done, he left the stage and went to the back. After taking a couple pictures of the crowd I left the stage and went to the back too. I greeted Waka again and told him he put on a fab show! I also introduced him to my girl I had brought with me. They took a pic (that made her month!!) and we chatted a lil bit more. Then -like I said before- Waka went out on the floor to take pictures with his fans. I said my goodbyes to all my friends that I could find- old and new and then went to the car. There was an afterparty at Luxy but I couldn’t attend. I was waaaaay too hungry and by the time I had finished getting food and eating it woulda been way to late. I hadn’t eaten all day and I had a bare minimum of 10 blunts in me from the day’s events. I got some food and then went home. It had been a crazy 10 days for me. On top of my my full time job at the dispensary and the baking (and parenting) I do, I also attended the Raekwon show, met up with Classified, DjIV and their crew, chilled with Action Bronson and then attended his show and now this with Waka Flocka. Plain and simple I WAS TIRED!! I texted my friend and thanked him for the lovely evening and then KO’d!
I’d like to thank Gorgeous Gangsters for showing me a fabulous time. They didn’t have to but they went out of their way to make my evening very enjoyable. Don’t let their rough and rugged images fool you -They sure know how to treat a lady PROPER!! ... and that's the sh!t I like!!!
-Amy AnonymousInstagram: TheAmyAnonymousTwitter: TheAmyAnonymousFacebook Fan page: Amy AnonymousFacebook Profile: Amy BrownDon't forget to follow Gorgeous GangstersTwitter: GorgeousGangstersInstagram: GorgeousGangsters
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My Friend Chris (@CARTELFILMCEO on twitter) called me last week and told me Action Bronson was gonna be in town performing at the Hoxton on March 21st. Chris said they were gonna come visit me when Action Bronson got into the city. I was down! Action Bronson (Arian Asllani DOB 12/02/83) is a kewl AF guy. I met him a few months back. He came for a visit and we got M-E-D-I-C-A-T-E-D!! That boy can def handle his budda (which he calls wax- it’s an American thing) I assumed this visit would be no different. He’s a pro dabber and quite frankly, that’s my fav kind of person to medicate with!
Action Bronson, his boy Tommy and my friend Chris came over and I pulled out my glass. I always have a couple pieces on my desk( and they’re all from Liquid Chrome in Barrie, Ontario!) Let the dabs begin!!! Action Bronson whipped out his G Pen (Action Bronson Micro G Pen can be purchased @ www.GrencoScience.com) and gave it to me to keep. I was sooo flattered! I tried it out and loved it! Bronson was looking for a Toro for himself so I called my friend Dutch and asked if he could help. He wasn’t in Barrie though. He was already in Toronto working Canadian Music Week. I then called my friend Shane. He works for a place called Vape On The Lake. I knew he (like me) also loved his Toro Glass and that he could probably hook it up. He was down to help! I told him to meet up with me later that night so we could get Bronson’s new piece to him.
After many dabs and lotsa chit chat we went up to THC to grab some baggies. We checked out their glass, grabbed the baggies and then parted ways. I had to go back to work and they had to go shopping and then sleep before the show.
Later that evening I met up with Shane at a local 420 friendly comedy bar/cafe called Clandestiny. After the comedy was done we headed to the Hoxton. Security was FAB there. Super sweet dudes! Usually when I go somewhere I get all but a finger in my butt when I pass through security and that was not the case this time. Don’t get me wrong they def kept the place secure. They just weren’t as invasive as I was used to (which was quite nice!) At the back of the club there were 2 tables (I think) and a couple couches- TADA!! Perfect place to roll. I planted my butt down, told Shane I'd see him later (he wanted to go in the crowd), whipped out my cannabis and vanilla backwoods and started rolling up. I was sitting with KOTD’s street team chatting away. This photographer came up to me and said “you know, if you reallllly wanted to you might be able to light that right here” I laughed hard- he obviously didn’t know me (lol!!) I lit up and waited for my friend Buck from Swagg News (www.SwaggNews.com) to arrive. Buck is my friend who gave me my D.R.U.G.S toque that everybody loves! (ps - they can be purchased @ www.GorgeousGangsters.com) When Buck got there, I went and met him at the door and brought him back to the couches to roll another blunt while we waited for Action to start his set.
Action hit the stage and the crowd went wild!! After rolling another blunt we started walking to the side of the stage to meet up with Chris. All of the sudden Action Bronson was body surfing!!!! I couldn’t believe it! SOOOOOOOO kewl! Next thing I knew he was at the back of the room. The fans went CRAZY!. This lead to a few other people body surfing and me ducking to avoid getting kicked in the head. Crazy, CRAZY show! (Thank Lola for the body surfing stunt- she's so00o smart when it comes to entertaining crowds!!!)
After the show Buck and I went and met my friend Chris at the side of the stage. I told Shane and a couple other friends to meet up with us there too. It was kinda funny cause Security said we couldn’t go back. Chris told him Action requested me and he’ll be quite mad if he doesn't get to see me. Chris then went downstairs and came back up with somebody else. That person said something to security and BAM we were going backstage. I smiled at the guy that denied us and went on my merry way to greet Bronson and the crew. No hard feelings to security - he was just doing his job!
In true Amy Anonymous fashion the second I get in the room- I start getting my meds ready for my blunt(s) I said hi to everybody and introduced my friends to Action Bronson... who then gave him the Toro so he could start medicating properly. Maybe it was the meds or me being over tired but I didn't realize my girl Lola of iluvlola was sitting right beside Bronson. I squealed and ran and gave her a HUGE hug! I hadn’t seen her since last time Waka Flocka was in town. Lola is the woman that introduced me to Waka. I love seeing her! She’s such a kewl chick! Security came in the room and I started chatting with him(them). We laughed about how he wasn't gonna let me in. It was all good. We're def buds now- again just doing his job! After lots of chatting and medicating I had to go home. I worked the next morning and it was already almost 3:00am. We said our goodbyes to everybody and I told Bronson and Tommy I’d see them next time they were in the city.... and we’ll do it allllllll over again!Lotsa Love! - Amy Anonymous Twitter: TheAmyAnonymousInstagram: TheAmyAnonymousFacebook: AmyAnonymous
I'm gonna be honest, I had never heard of the SToK vape until somebody tweeted me about it. I'm a die hard G Pen fan but I wanted to learn more about this SToK vape! I spoke with the Man of Chrome, Jason Clairman and asked if his store Liquid Chrome - or as I like to call them "My Home of Glass Porn" carried them. OBVIOUSLY Liquid Chrome did! They have everything you could imagine putting your cannabis or cannabis concentrates in. I told Jason I wanted to do a review on the SToK and compare it to my G Pen. He said he'd mail me out one- I WAS SOOOO EXCITED!! I love new gear/toys/medicating devices!!
Here is a video review of the SToK vape pen and the G Pen
Last year I had an idea. I wanted to give out milk and cookies and medicine to the less fortunate on the streets of Toronto - my home town. I told a bunch of friends and they started donating items to make this happen. It was a HUGE success! I vowed to myself I'd make it an annual event - so I did!
This year my friends helped me make this happen again. My friends Kim and Jeff donated hats and gloves, CALM donated papers, Kim S donated handwarmers and time, Irish Kevin donated medicine, Sobey's donated the milk, Chris donated his camera expertise, Fit 4 Life donated some funds as did my friend Mike D. and I pitched in the rest.
Stuff like this should be done all year round - not just during the holiday season. I hope this video encourages others to do the same. SPREAD LOVE!