As those of you who follow Labyrinth know, two weeks ago, August 11th was Tee Gazette’s First Annual Boston Tee Party! If you know me, you know I lived in Boston for a few years while going to school there, so being that this event was run by our good friends Kelly and Jared from Tee Gazette as well as being in Boston, Labyrinth had to be there.
We had to leave Friday afternoon and of course we hit traffic, road work, as well as a crazily heavy downpour, and gps address confusion that took us a half hour away from our hotel.
Finally after close to seven hours, we arrived in Boston. The event opened up to the vendors at about 10:30 am and after circling around the venue 10 times, we finally found it hidden in the back and made our way in.
Speakers started up around 12:00pm and we heard from Jonathan from Apptopia, Adam from Focused in Photography, and Shane Matthew Stiles from our buddies at Threadbird. Each speaker was great and had interesting insights to share. 4pm rolled around faster than we expected, but finally we had everything set up.
Ta-da! Here’s our table set up from the event! We were even lucky enough that they included a little fake tree in our booth space to spruce it up haha.
It seems like no matter what, even after signs for free stickers and pins, people are afraid to take something on a table for free. But I had nice little mini cards made with the Labyrinth info on them, new stickers, old stickers, and new/old pins to give away. We gave away some stickers, pins and mini cards, sold some tees, networked a bit, and met great people.
We met so many great people from awesome new customers, to amazing repeat customers like Erick Endres, to awesome brand owners like Regan Smith Clarke, Jason Carne from Among Villians, Shane from the awesome guys at Threadbird (who print our tees!), Joe from Branded Baron, Lori from Cavata, Craig from Rise to Glory, Chaz from Vicious History, Justin from Monstros Apparel, Nate from Candy Effect, and of course, Kelly from Tee Gazette/Indie Minded/Saucewear and Jared from Tee Gazette/Indie Minded as well as many more!
It was so great meeting everyone there and putting faces to all of the amazing brands, customers, and tee enthusiasts! Hopefully we’ll be seeing you next year at (the newly named event) the Boston Indie Expo!
We were also offering a raffle for the first 75 people to sign up for our mailing list to have a chance to win a free tee! Because the event cleared out quickly and things got busy, I decided I would announce the winner on here instead of at the actual event.
The lucky winner of a FREE Labyrinth tee is Haley Lundgren! Congratulations!
Last but not least, Labyrinth will be doing a back to school sale starting next Monday! The Back to school sale will be packed with awesome savings on everything and will last from August 27 – September 10! So stay tuned and be sure to check it out and take advantage of some amazing savings and look for details for a contest to win a free tee!
Thanks for reading,