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This past weekend we took on a different event. An event that was only 3.5 hours long, but it was a WINE fest!!! If anyone knows me, I LOVE wine!!! So, considering the event was basically local for us, (1.5 hours away) we decided to go for it.
We rarely drive to any event that's more than 4 hours away but the organizers of this event have reached out to us multiple times and convinced us to exhibit at the All American Tattoo Convention. This was an 8-hour road trip to Fayetteville, North Carolina.
We left New Jersey on Thursday night and arrived at our hotel the next morning around 5 AM. Then we were up and out to set up our pop-up shop around 10 AM because the event starts at 12 PM. We were already tired and the show hasn't even started yet?! Haha...
Before we even departed for the event, I was already feeling sick. I had a crazy migraine early morning before we left. I felt so bad because that left Kristen, my partner in crime, to do everything for the event. About 20 minutes before the scheduled time to leave, she woke me up and said, "Maybe I should just leave you here. I got this."
I definitely knew she could handle it since she's done events on her own before but I just thought I'll feel better. I slept on the entire 3-hour ride to Timmonium, MD and I were still feeling like shit. After setting up
There's only one way we know how to kick off Spring, and that's at the annual Atlantic City Beer Fest! This year I had to go it alone and bring friends with me to help out because, as most of you know, the hubs was in Chicago at the Tattoo Convention.
If any one of you reading this have been there before, you know this event is completely insane! 30k people in the matter of 12 hours, divided between 3 sessions! That's a LOT of people! People come from all over to see the concerts, taste the beer and buy awesome stuff from none other than, yours truly, Fukitt Clothing!
It's always a pleasure taking advantage of visiting so many different places as a perk of this job. This is the 3rd time we have exhibited at the Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention, where there are hundreds of tattoo artists and unique vendors.
My flight arrived in Chicago on Thursday, the day before the event, so I had plenty of time to check out my area to set up our shop. This is always great because I don't have to rush. I was going to go around and check out the area but I really didn't feel like it so I just went back to my hotel room.
- Atlantic City
- Beer Fest
- Beer Festival
- Gold Medal
- Mission Statement
- Music Festival
- New Jersey
- New Year
- New York
- Seafood Festival
- St. Patrick's Day
- Suicide Awareness
- Suicide Prevention
- Tattoo Convention
- Wine Festival