“No glass other than a small pipe,” was the repeated proclamation from the hired security guard nearest me. He was directing one of the many massive lines winding into Denver’s Civic Center Park yesterday, on the famed and forgettable 4/20 for the lazily titled “Mile High 4:20 Festival.” Slightly less noticeable, behind the dude screaming about God and sinners, was a flashing LED sign about public marijuana use being prohibited. It's a clusterfuck of a scene. None of it makes sense and it's so entertaining. A man with few teeth asks me if a pipe stashed just on the other side of the chainlink fence is mine. It’s not, I tell him. “You think anyone is watching? I don’t smoke weed, but that’s a nice pipe.” - mg