Photos: 710 hash event touted as Denver's first
You walk up to a bland-looking Wheel of Fortune type wheel, where a large gentleman asks if you would like to spin for a prize. So you do, and you end up winning a voucher for a $25 gram of hash -- at which point you're asked, "Would you like to come up for a dab?" You then walk up a couple of stairs, past a stoner couple making eyes at each other, and sit at a card table in front of two beautiful ladies offering a hit of hashberry.
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No, this isn't some sort of futuristic game show or even a dream. It's 710 in Denver.
Some background for the uninitiated: 710 -- which looks like "OIL" upside down -- is a hash holiday. And the big day was marked this July 10 during Top Shelf Extract's Dabs of Denver event at the Oriental Theater. The Denver Relief booth referred to above was one of many offering free samples.
Wax Jones Denver Relief's wheel.
Dabs of Denver was a lot like a wine-tasting event, but instead of Pinots and Reislings, there were OGs and hazes. And in place of dull old white guys in khakis, there were new-age hippies in T-shirts strolling around with slitted eyes.
"This is officially the first-ever 710 party," evening headliner Task Rok said just before the 7:10 p.m. smoke up, when he took a giant half-gram dab on stage.
"710, as far as I know, is three years old," he continued, "but this is the first time a group of people have celebrated. You guys are making history."
Fifteen-plus tables of dabbers gathered around the theater, forming makeshift lines in order to grab a seat. Once seated, attendees were offered a dab of whatever variety of oil the booth had left -- and people who seemed eager enough would sometimes get two.
Wax Jones Task Rok heating an oil rig on stage for a 7:10 California time toast.
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