BLOG - PAGE 2


What I Learned From Meeting Gary Vee At Wine Library

Every time that Gary Vee (Gary Vaynerchuk) releases a book I try to go to any seminar or book signing that he has. I've been watching him for since a little before Jab Jab Jab Right Hook came out & ever since then I've been hooked. I love his hustle. My favorite part about him is that he is hustling the hustlers, and that's the real definition of hustle if you ask me. I went to the book signing at Wine Library on Saturday February 24th with my brother & my girlfriend. I wanted to show them who I am listening to on YouTube 8 hours a day. I woke up a little later then I actually wanted to but I still got there "on time". The event was supposed to start at 11:30, I got there at 10:30 and the line was already almost outside of the building. It felt crazy to be at Wine Library, the place that started it all for Gary Vaynerchuk. As I got on the line I started looking around at all the people, I wanted to know who his fanbase was. I noticed a lot of people in the 18-25 year old age range & some older, some younger but mostly that range. I was waiting on the stairs & some guy from Team Gary Vee was live streaming for Gary's facebook page, I knew I had to get in there so I jumped in front of the camera & did my thing. This was my 2nd time going to a Gary Vee Book signing & the crazy thing is when Jab Jab Jab Right Hook came out it was about 80% less people. At the Jab Jab Jab Right Hook signing people were calling him out for having a website that wasn't mobile friendly. Fast forward to now and he has people driving 7 hours to meet him for 10 seconds & get their picture with him. He is a celebrity from his HUSTLE. Seeing him do it makes me feel like I could do it too & I know that's the reason most people follow him. But the difference is I am actually doing it & plan on keep doing it. When it was finally my turn to see him it was already 12:30 & you could tell he just was tired of signing books & giving hi fives. I gave him a 1 of 1 custom Whadafunk Beanie which I hope that he actually wears or gives it to someone to wear one day. I was so focused on giving him the beanie that I almost forgot to take a picture with him til my brother yelled at me "YO GET A PICTURE" after I was walking away. Gary somehow heard this amongst the chaos & told me to come back so I could get a pic with him. He's a stand up guy & I think that's why he has the following he does. He just keeps it real & that's the part that most people are missing. Keeping it real & being yourself always wins. Me actually meeting him only lasted 20 seconds but it was definitely worth it just to learn more about his fan base & hustle. I did a vlog episode of the day so you can visually see what it was like.


House Of Vans Brooklyn 2018

On Tuesday February 13th I went to House Of Vans Brooklyn with A-N-T for his performance. If you don't know what House Of Vans is, it is a event that Vans puts on every winter time in nyc for the skaters to hit up the park & stay warm. It's a great event that has free beer & free pizza (except I couldn't find the pizza) It was dope running into people that I know from the internet & giving out a bunch of free stickers to people. Unfortunately I heard that this is the last year that they will be holding this event in Brooklyn. I did a recap video of my night, take a look & leave a comment!


Rampage Skate Shop - Final Event

On Saturday February 10th I came through to my favorite place RAMPAGE SKATE SHOP - in Bridgeport CT to have a Whadafunk Pop Up Shop. Sadly this is the last event that they will be holding at this location. They had told me that they were moving locations after 15+ years. I have been coming to Rampage for the past 6+ years and it has always been a great time. Check out the video for full coverage from the day.


Appalachian Moto Jam Snow Hill Climb

Appalachian Moto Jam always throws great motorcycle events that I've been going for a couple years now. Usually, I'll have a Whadafunk pop up shop set up and I'll be hanging out selling Whadafunk gear. I made a little recap video of the Moto Jam Hill Climb event from the last weekend of January. Hope you enjoy it & stay tuned for more events like this. And definitely come through and say what's up if you ever see me at the Whadafunk booth.


DIY: How To Sew A Pocket On a T-Shirt

Recently I decided to do a tutorial on How To Sew A Pocket On A T-Shirt. I show you how I made the new Whadafunk "Twisted" Snake Denim Pocket T-Shirt. I wanted to help people learn how to do it themselves. If you like the YouTube video, leave a comment. I may or may not do more of these tutorial videos depending on how much people like it, so let me know! Thanks Everyone!