smoking weed at a concert

How to Sneak Weed Into a Concert

Thursday July 23, 2015

S moking cannabis at concerts should not be stopped at the hand of some employee of an establishment you’re paying to be inside of. Cannabis does not incite rowdy behavior, it doesn’t encourage people to get overly drunk, and it doesn’t cause people to die, and yet these same venues profit off of alcohol sales.

With that said, we’re still left with security guards who hassle cannabis users upon entry of venues, where they’re usually free (and even encouraged) to smoke when inside. Aside from using a discrete dab pen to consume, here are few tips on getting your cannabis inside a concert or festival:

Cigarette Pack:

Stashing your cannabis inside of a cigarette pack allows you to seem like an absolutely innocent tobacco user, when in fact two or three of those cigarettes are packed with weed to either be lit or be rerolled for later. You can also put your cannabis on the bottom of the pack and put your cigarettes on top, therefore seeming like you only have a legit pack of cigarettes on you.

Loose Tobacco Pouch:

Using the loose pouch feature of a roll-your-own cigarette pack to your advantage makes getting your greens inside very easy. It’s fool proof as most people won’t question you when you’re seen rolling up, especially if you have a tobacco rolled decoy available to deter those that may be weary.


The lowest part of your body happens to be a perfect spot to bypass the pat-down process because no one is going to make you go as far as to take your shoes off when entering a show. Think about it: if this was protocol, it would take way too long to get in.

Belt area:

Call it your crotch, belt area, or whatever name you have for it, but right under the button of your pants is a perfect place to “stash your hash”. Given that you’re wearing a belt, someone won’t be able to detect a soft bag of cannabis underneath a buckle.

Taped to Your Leg:

It’s pretty self explanatory, but if you have joints in a bag, no one is going to be able to tell if you strap it to the inside of your pants. If someone asks what it is, be sure to give them a weird look and ask them what they’re talking about. Actually, do that every time they ask what anything is, ever!

Small Jean Pocket:

The pocket that we rarely use other than to put our one-hitter in is actually a great stash spot because not too many people know about its functionality as a mini-pocket. But seriously, try it out sometime. It’s worked for me everytime.

Behind Phone Case:

If you have a roomy phone case and can find a spot to stash a joint or some nugs in, go for it. This is never going to get checked, unless you flat out tell someone you stash your stuff in your phone case.

In your hand:

It sounds strange but having everything out of your pockets when you walk past security will often work. Make sure that have your wallet and phone in your grasp so that they can’t see the goods underneath.


It’s very impolite to look through someone else’s wallet, and therefore you’ll often get away with putting a joint or some greens in the most sacred part of your common belongings. Plus, you hopefully won’t lose your wallet, and therefore your pot.

Getting marijuana into a concert or festival has to be done discretely, but there are many ways to make it happen and enjoy the show.

Cannabis and Music Festivals: A Match Made in Heaven?

Saturday June 1, 2019

T he first time I heard the band Flogging Molly was at a Warped Tour in 2002. I’d never even heard of the band and was only in the crowd because it seemed like an easy way to hide away from the fuzz so my friends and I could share a joint. As the crowd thickened around us, we sparked our doobie and passed it around, finishing just in time for the Celtic punk band to hit the stage. Our highs settled in just as the music started, giving way to an unforgettable musical experience.

I’m huge fan of Flogging Molly to this day – and a huge fan of Mary Jane, too – but it was the combination of music and cannabis that really stuck in my mind. Perhaps it was the way the weed heightened my senses or the way it relaxed my mood; perhaps because it soothed my aching muscles or because I made some nice friends in my little stoner circle, but what ever it was, one thing was certain: marijuana and music festivals made an awesome combo.

Why Marijuana and Music Festivals Make a Great Pair

I’m not the only one who loves to bring cannabis to concerts. No matter the genre, there is almost always going to be someone who will sneak some weed into a music festival or venue, and for good reason – marijuana makes music more enjoyable.

Though there’s little research about why cannabis makes music so much better, there are many theories about that may help explain it. For example, some suggest that it is cannabis’ effect on the nucleus accumbens, or the pleasure center of the brain. Interaction with this brain region tends to evoke stronger emotions and make music perception more pleasurable. Another theory suggests that its THC’s effect on short-term memory that makes music sound so much better. According to this theory, when a listener cannot “remember” what sounds come next, he or she is thrust into the “now,” making every next note an exciting surprise.

But science aside, there are many other reasons to love the way cannabis and concerts go well together. Most notably, cannabis is a much safer alternative to alcohol which often serves as a catalyst to good concert groove. When someone opts for bud over booze in a concert setting, they will have more endurance throughout the show (which is especially important for day- or weekend-long festivals) and can avoid the port-a-potty lines for longer periods, as well. Another reason to bring Mary Jane to a music festival (and perhaps my favorite reason) is the awesome friends you can make when you light a joint in the crowd. Whether you’re flying solo or hanging with friends, the smell of a freshly sparked joint is a sure way to make some new stoner friends, too.

Music Festivals in 420 Friendly States

Cannabis consumption may be legal in some states but consuming publicly is another issue all together. Though there are a few cannabis-friendly venues here and there, the majority of concerts and festivals maintain a no ganja policy (note that venues that do allow cannabis restrict alcohol). Of course, just because it’s illegal doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. There are still ways to get cannabis into a concert or music festival, and there are ways to smoke it without getting caught. For example, you can bring joints into concerts by tucking them in your shoes (or a bra, ladies), or stuffing a few into a cigarette pack. Vape pens (disposables if you hit the pit) are another great way to discretely smoke weed at a show.

And then there are edibles: an all-time favorite for an all-day festival. Edibles are great because you can eat them before entering the venue so you don’t have to worry about sneaking anything in or being forced to trash it if you get caught. Edibles are tricky, though, and can have powerful (and sometimes uncomfortable) effects, especially when consuming too high of a dose. As always, start low until you understand your ideal dose bearing in mind that you can always consume more but you can’t consume less. In the event of overconsumption, stay calm, drink plenty of water, and chill out in a shady spot while waiting for it to pass.

Cannabis has been attending music festivals since music festivals were invented. Whether accompanying celebrations in Ancient Japan, consumed in the hippie atmosphere of Woodstock ’69, or used to enhance the experience of modern music festivals, cannabis has always belonged in the music scene.

Do you have any tips for smoking cannabis at concerts? Share them in the comments below!

Cannabis consumers have been attending concerts and shaping band culture for years. But now with the abundance of music festivals, cannabis is becoming even more involved in the music scene. Find out why cannabis and music festivals go hand in hand as we explore this interesting relationship. ]]>