LOOK: Denver’s 420 celebration burns again

Here’s what we saw at Denver’s annual stoner Christmas.

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Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Crowds revel during Lil Jon's performance at Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver celebrated stoner Christmas despite long lines, public consumption tickets written by Denver Police and rains that fell over the huge crowd at Civic Center Park at approximately 4:20 p.m. Friday afternoon.

For most, the 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, which was put on by the Euflora dispensary chain after a convoluted permit battle, went off without a hitch. Here’s a look at what we saw:

A metal detector around Civic Center Park in anticipation of Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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A metal detector around Civic Center Park in anticipation of the festival. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

It's 11 a.m. and there's a huge line outside of the Stony Hill dispensary before Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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It's 11 a.m. and there's a huge line outside of the Stony Hill dispensary. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Megan Dolan and Matt Hohman check out glassware at Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Megan Dolan and Matt Hohman check out glassware. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Ashley Castillo and Jose Yitbos peruse glassware at Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Ashley Castillo and Jose Yitbos, visiting from Chicago, do a little shopping. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

LaNika and Larnell Rhea pose for a portrait during Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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LaNika and Larnell Rhea pose for a portrait. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Kiah Clark spins a hula hoop. Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Kiah Clark spins a hula hoop. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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The festival drew a huge crowd. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

This gentleman is warning people that consumption is illegal and says Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival is an entrapment zone. He asked to remain anonymous but he did say the dog's name is Frodo. April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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This gentleman is warning people that consumption is illegal and says Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival is an entrapment zone. He asked to remain anonymous but he did say the dog's name is Frodo. April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Darryl White smiles for a portrait during Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Darryl White smiles for a portrait. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Joe Grissom from Wisconsin takes a selfie with a Lil Jon cutout. Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Joe Grissom from Wisconsin takes a selfie with a Lil Jon cutout. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver Police officers write public consumption tickets. Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Denver Police officers write public consumption tickets. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

A Denver Police officer writes a public consumption ticket. Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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A Denver Police officer writes a public consumption ticket. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

A man sits on a slacklines as Denver Police officers write a public consumption ticket. Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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A man sits on a slack line as Denver Police officers write a public consumption ticket. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver Police officers stand on patrol as people smoke marijuana during Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Denver Police officers stand on patrol as people smoke marijuana. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Long lines to enter Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Long lines to enter the festival. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Miguel Lopez, former permit holder for Denver's annual 420 festival, poses for a portrait. April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Miguel Lopez, <a href="https://denverite.com/denver-420-event-permit-available-appeal-denied-45822/">former permit holder</a> for Denver's annual 420 festival, poses for a portrait. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Vern Walker (left) and Damon Means pose for a portrait during Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Vern Walker (left) and Damon Means pose for a portrait. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Meagann Reefer poses with a blunt and special socks during Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Meagann Reefer poses with a blunt and special socks. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

A member of the Twizted Kaskezt car club from Greeley, who asked not to be named, smokes a huge joint while holding a huge joint. Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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A member of the Twizted Kaskezt car club from Greeley, who asked not to be named, smokes a huge joint while holding a huge joint. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Aundra Woodard dances for weed. Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Aundra Woodard dances as he asks the audience for weed. It worked. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Police arrest two people, allegedly for illegal gambling activity, during Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Police arrest two people allegedly, according to one officer, for illegal gambling activity. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Police arrest two people, allegedly for illegal gambling activity, during Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Police arrest two people allegedly, said one officer, for illegal gambling activity. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Original Wailers play Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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The Original Wailers play the main stage. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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A huge crowd listens to music at the main stage. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Lil Jon approaches the stage during Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Lil Jon approaches the main stage beneath the City and County Building. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Lil Jon performs at Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Lil Jon performs. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Delaney Anderson rages as Lil Jon plays Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Delaney Anderson rages as Lil Jon plays the main stage. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Much revelry during Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Rain falls over Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Rain falls a little after 4:20 p.m. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Lil Jon performs at Denver's 2018 Mile High 420 Festival, April 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Lil Jon shows the audience where the "wall" is. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)