University of Michigan
Born from cannabis activism, the Hash Bash crowd, ascending on the greenery at the center of U Michigan’s campus, might look like trouble in the making... until you observe the docile eyes, the easy dispositions, and the canvas totes of its revelers. Fueled by another vice, this would be the making of car fires. But here, in Ann Arbor, the results are live music, comedy, poetry, guest speakers and vending, kicking off right at (sorry) high noon on a Saturday. If you’re looking to wild out aggressively, look elsewhere.