On Sunday 27th August Jerk and Fire took place at East Brighton Park. This event was a HIGHLight over the bank holiday weekend, drawing attendees from as far north as the Midlands to enjoy a day of cannabis celebration!
What a day for the weather – We saw an almost cloudless sky throughout the Jerk & Fire event and temperatures of high 20’s meant we had no danger of being interrupted by the sometimes unpredictable British rain! Sunblock was needed instead of umbrellas, which made a nice change!
The event was organised and promoted by instagram user @Nugs_of_beauty, who also organised last year’s event.
We saw a lot of the same faces, and some new ones, as we returned to Brighton for our second event this year, following the success of Green Pride 2017.
One thing I have noticed at the events this year is an upturn in the number of stalls being set up – it is now common to see a diverse range of stalls at most events, compared to when we started attending these get-togethers when we’d only see the occasional stall except at the bigger events.
Event attendees probably ranged in the few hundreds, with a couple of hundred revelers spotted just before 4:20, which is generally the peak time for these events.
There were food options, head shop stalls, edibles, clothing and more, meaning the public who attended the event had some cool things to look at and buy.
We attended Jerk and Fire 2017 as guests rather than as vendors – we have promo material across several of the stalls which is great as it allowed me to walk around snapping photos and interacting with the community.
I love cannabis events in Brighton! It seems like a great place to hold these sorts of events, as it has a thriving canna community and a seemingly more relaxed approach to cannabis policing (although recently the Green Pride event didn’t suggest this as they tried to crack down early on in the day).
I didn’t see a single police officer at Jerk and Fire, and as usual, there was no drama. We had a lovely, relaxed day with a few joints and dabs, good music in a great atmosphere.
We look forward to Jerk & Fire 2018!