The resurgence of summer concerts has ushered in crowds of delighted fans, filling venues and arenas nationwide. Within these spaces, people gather for a good time with their favorite artists – swaying to the music, indulging in stadium snacks, sipping on refreshing drinks, and sometimes even partaking in a bit of cannabis consumption.
The combination of these sensory experiences parallels the entourage effect of cannabis. As a single element, be it music or THC, each holds its own significance, but the combination of adding in components of friends at an open-air setting or the hundreds of other cannabinoids and terpenes the plant has to offer genuinely enhances the energy of it all.
At Coastal Sun, we aspire for our cannabis to contribute to that synergy.
Throughout the summer season, our team has immersed ourselves in some of California's most notable events. From intimate mellow performances at Farmer's Markets, casual vibey weekends like Sunset Campout, to high energy sold-out multi-day festivals like Hard Summer, we've enjoyed connecting with you in new spaces. Simultaneously, we remain committed to ensuring you have access to the highest quality cannabis for your musical memories.
Here, we have shared a few insights from our experience with you and offer a more in-depth look at the synergistic magic, guidance for selecting the perfect cultivar, and responsible ways to indulge in the adventure to the fullest.
The Synergy – Music, Cannabis, and Summer Vibes
These spaces are the perfect backdrop to bask in the vibes of music, the camaraderie of friends, high energy, and, of course, cannabis.
There's a unique enchantment to basking in the sunshine while your favorite band takes the stage. The instant your song comes on is often the perfect time to pull out a joint, spark it, and allow the blend of music and cannabis to sweep over your senses. This heightened harmony is only one aspect that makes combining community gatherings like concerts and festivals one of the most prevalent settings for cannabis consumption.
Additional facets of this magic include
The unique effects of each cultivar – Every cultivar offers distinctive effects, ranging from relaxing and soothing, allowing you to sit back and vibe, to a more stimulating sensation suited for getting on your feet and dancing.
A social experience – While enjoying a concert solo is incredible, it's always a great time when shared with friends. Both cannabis and music create memorable moments between comrades and even those yet to be acquainted during these festivals. Passing cannabis between one another is a great way to deepen these connections.
A historical connection – Cannabis has a long history of presence in almost all musical genres. Lyrics and inspiration from the plant have seamlessly woven into jazz, rock, reggae, and hip-hop. Adding cannabis into the musical experience for many takes on almost a ritualistic experience, a practice done for decades. This infusion enables concertgoers to transport themselves into their ideal consciousness to enjoy the moment best.
These are just a few of the many ways cannabis can be woven into summer festivals to invoke a fully immersed experience and create an entourage effect of its own.
Choosing the Right Organic Cannabis Products for the Concert
The instant your song comes on is often the perfect time to pull out a joint, spark it, and allow the blend of music and cannabis to sweep over your senses.
The stage is set – you've secured your tickets, rallied your friends, curated your outfit, and now you must decide which cultivar is best for the mood. While you could be frivolous with your choice, there is merit in choosing an option that aligns with the enchanting adventure you're about to embark on.
Consider the following
Atmosphere – Is this an intimate soirée or a high-energy stadium? Coastal Sun's array of cultivars is thoughtfully labeled with mood indicators on our jars to help you select the best choice. For example, Apple Fritter is social and clear-headed, and Guava Mints offers effects of euphoric focus.
Portability – You're often confined to a compact bag at these events, with limited space to stop and roll one up. Pre-rolls are a great hassle-free choice for on-the-go convenience. Our organic lineup includes several pre-rolled options suitable for these events.
Effects – Are you seeking a subtle shift in perspective or need a more robust experience to sustain you? Our pre-roll selection caters to both needs with options of a 10pk of minis, great for personal enjoyment, or .75g infused 2pks that offer a more potent sharable experience.
Quality – Nothing is more disheartening than getting to your event and encountering cannabis that fails to meet your expectations for effects and flavor. With Coastal Sun, you don't have to worry. We are committed to ensuring you receive the purest, most nutrient-rich, flavorful products that won't burden your concert budget.
Responsibly Navigating the Concert and Festival Scene with Cannabis
Consuming cannabis responsibly ensures you have the most comfortable and safest experience. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.
Be aware of your location and local laws, and use discretion. While the venue might not officially permit public or indoor consumption of cannabis, it is a practice many partake in. Still, it's best to be aware of the regulations in your area.
The event may be a safe consumption space, or you may have to create one of your own. Be considerate of your surroundings and other people attending the event. Should discretion be needed, respect no-smoking zones and consider the mode of consumption. While smoking is great, vape pens or edibles may be more suitable.
Stay hydrated and fed, and know your limits. Make sure you have water and snacks readily available to you. This is often underestimated but plays a significant role in safe consumption. There is no need to exceed your limits either. You don't need to smoke anymore or less than you're comfortable with. Cannabis is there merely to enhance, not overpower, the already entertaining experience.
It's also essential to ensure you have all the tools you need for a good session – ashtrays, lighters, odor-proof containers, pipes, or rolling papers. Depending on the venue rules, you may want to store these discreetly in your bag. Always dispose of any waste (cannabis or otherwise) properly in the correct trash or recycle receptacles.
If someone asks about your cannabis consumption, embrace the opportunity to share any information about responsible usage or education. Remember that consuming in public responsibly promotes a positive image of cannabis users and contributes to the ongoing effect of normalizing and destigmatizing its use.
Catch Coastal Sun at the Next Musical Event.
As summer concerts reclaim their spotlight, we're having a blast attending with you. These spaces are the perfect backdrop to bask in the vibes of music, the camaraderie of friends, high energy, and, of course, cannabis. Our objective with these summer activations is to provide an opportunity to foster connections with you while offering a great deal on your most beloved Coastal Sun products.
From intimate mellow performances at Farmer's Markets, casual vibey weekends like Sunset Campout, to high energy sold-out multi-day festivals like Hard Summer, we've enjoyed connecting with you in new spaces.
We're stoked you have chosen to take us on these memorable adventures. To stay current on our upcoming whereabouts, follow our Instagram and subscribe to our newsletter.
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