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.
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!
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 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.
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!