CBD Makes An Appearance At Kaaboo Del Mar

By Benjie Cooper

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The Kaaboo festival took over the Del Mar Fairgrounds for the September 14-16 weekend, bringing with it a roster of big music acts, talented artists, and an assortment of various activities and entertainment.

Among the weekend’s music lineup was an ever-cycling roster of recognizable acts including Billy Idol, Foo Fighters, Imagine Dragons, Blondie, Stone Temple Pilots, Wiz Khalifa, and Katy Perry who all played from three main stages located in different areas of the fairgrounds. Other acts entertained crowds from the Tourmaline Stage set up in the Paddock courtyard.

Craig Ferguson, Louie Anderson, Pauly Shore, and other comics also entertained crowds from the Humor Me venue.

O’Brien Hall was packed with a wealth of artist exhibits, displaying a myriad of artwork in a wide range of styles and mediums. Art pieces for purchase composed of paper, metal, glass, paint, tape, fabric, and even broken mirrors adorned various displays scattered throughout the hall.

Wine vendors were stationed in the area with adult beverages for visitors to sip while perusing the various pieces throughout the exhibit.

Periodically throughout the event, stilt walkers dressed as lions, zebras, giraffes, and various mythological creatures could be found wandering around the festival on all fours, garnering a lot of camera attention.

An assortment of alcohol vendors set up shop throughout the event areas, serving beer, wine, and spirits from booths of varying sizes and themes. Bai representatives handed out free teas and other drinks daily during the event while free fill-up stations offered free water to help keep people hydrated.

After the main acts finished their sets in the evenings, the silent disco took over the Paddock where a sea of heads sporting wireless headphones glowing red, blue, and green bobbed up and down as they received music transmitted from DJs on the Tourmaline Stage.

With the inclusion of the Live Well Green Section located in the Corona Beach House balcony area, Kaaboo Del Mar was set to be the first mainstream festival in California to have a dedicated section featuring CBD. The spot featured cell phone charging stations, games, couches, and an assortment of premium CBD drinks, sprays, lotions, vapes, and other products from companies like CBD Naturals, Rasa, and Centurion.

But only a few hours after the festival opened on Friday, ABC officials came and had vendors remove all CBD products from the area. Prop 64 regulations were cited which state that alcohol and cannabis products may not be sold at the same event.

The area remained open throughout the weekend, but no CBD products were allowed.

An estimated 40,000 people attended the weekend event daily, selling out all three days for the first time since the Kaaboo Del Mar festival began in 2015.

The next Kaaboo Del Mar is scheduled for September 13-15, 2019.