So recently I had the pleasure of going out to SOTA Studio of the Arts this past Saturday for the 2nd stop of the Johnny Cupcakes suitcase tour. It was a great event and I got to meet even greater people.
I did stand in line for about 3 hours just to get into the store to meet Johnny and buy my first Johnny Cupcakes shirt with some cool little extras. One thing that I can say about events like these is that the experience is what you make it and that being around people with similar interests as you who will stand in line for tshirts is a great feeling. I am no stranger to standing in line for stuff; I am an avid Jordan supporter so I have spent many early mornings standing in line out side in the freezing cold just for some kicks. But this was a different experience for me, unlike standing in line for sneakers…the Johnny Cupcakes staff really made it a pleasant event. I met a lot of cool people from around the area and got to hear the stuff that they were in to. From rapping to photography, videography, street wear, and even yorkshire terriers (i know…but their were all kinds of people their that loved Johnny Cupcakes), everybody was into something different.
They served cupcakes to everyone in line, filmed different people, and took pictures of everything. Once I finally made it inside..I got to warm up a little bit and see what I had been standing in line for the past 3 hours. It was a nice setup inside and I had another line to stand in to purchase my shirt and finally talk to Johnny. Johnny had made 6 shirts just for the suitcase tour (all the shirts are cool) as well as some hats, ties, stickers, posters, and pins. The shirts were $40 a piece (a little bit higher than I thought they would be but i still bought one). So I finally made it to Johnny and I really didnt have much to say…I just told him that he was doing great things, a big inspiration to AOI, and yada yada yada. But my ArtRobot tshirt did catch his attention and I talked to him about AOI for a hot second. I was so happy they liked the shirt that I had to give him a shirt as a token of our appreciation for just doing what he loves and succeeding at it on a grand level. All in all it was a great experience and I look forward to the day that ArtOfficial will be in that same spotlight. So look out for us in the future because we are going to make moves.
You can check out his shop at www.Johnnycupcakes.com. If you read his story you will automatically become a fan.
Until next time…Powering Out.