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Concert Review: High Tea with Cypress Hill at Fortune Nightclub

Thursday 18th, October 2018 / 19:34
by Jeevin Johal

Photo by Darrole Palmer

Fortune Nightclub
October 17, 2018

Photo by Darrole Palmer

Whether you like smokin’ a blunt, or a big fat cone, or if a double barrel bong is how you choose to get stoned, just make sure you hold that shit in, and maximize your high. Especially when in the presence of hip hop titans, Cypress Hill! DNA Genetics brought the aficionados of all things Herbology to Fortune Nightclub to celebrate the passing of a law that makes it way easier for High School and College kids to get high before class than it ever was for past generations… you’ll never understand the struggle we went through…

Photo by Darrole Palmer

You can take your out of town relatives to VanDusen Gardens all you want, but they’ll never experience as much greenery as was crammed into the modest Chinatown club. Starting off the night was DJs Kookum and Marvel, who played sets of 90s and 2000s hip hop bangers, helping ignite the dancefloor for Mix Master Mike who took over and turned it up one notch further. “Who wants to get high with Cypress Hill?!” he queried. The surrounding haze quickly thickened in response as percussionist Eric Bobo, and frontmen Sen Dog and B-Real finally joined him onstage.

Photo by Darrole Palmer

The Middle Eastern vibes of “Band of Gypsies,” from Cypress Hill’s new album Elephants on Acid, eased the crowd into the night; the mellow vibes allowing everyone to take a second and make sure there was an even burn on their joints. Of course it was the classics that got the wildest reception, as the hip hop duo blazed through a medley of jams including, “When the Shit Goes Down,” “Hand on the Pump,” and “How I Could Just Kill a Man.” Cypress Hill also took time out of their set to pay homage to Sen Dog’s legendary bucket hat, which was presented to him in a designer box, by a clown…at least I think that’s what happened. With his crown atop his head, and in the image we all know and love, Sen Dog visited his Cuban roots, rapping through “Latino Lingo.” Cypress Hill finished off their hour long set with the obvious choice; their magnum opus, “Insane in the Brain,” prompting one last puff.

If you have a drug test coming up this week, you’re fucked. Even if you didn’t hold any weed up to your lips, the contact high permeating off the crowd was strong enough to make you urinate smoke. But fuck it, you were with Cypress Hill on the day of legalization! Blaze responsibly Canada, don’t bogart that joint, and always remember to pass it to the person standing closest to the left of you.