Hey VaynerNation. As many of you know, last month kicked off the inaugural VeeCon. I’m so, so grateful for every one of you that I met, talked to or snapped a selfie with during those few days, and I’m so excited to meet even more of you at VeeCon 2023.
That being said, if you missed it this time around, today’s blog is a special VeeCon recap to show you how it all went down. Enjoy this look into a brand new episode 603 of DailyVee – full episode at the end of this blog – where you’ll see sneak peeks of the welcome party, my first steps into the U.S. Bank Stadium and the real reason behind this unique event in my life.
I hope you enjoy!
VeeCon Day 0 – May 18, 2022
The day before VeeCon officially started, I touched down in Minneapolis with my team for a first look inside the stadium before everyone arrived.
Meanwhile, so many of you were still on your way by plane and car, and finding out which VeeFriend loves you with the new VeeFriends Instagram AR filter:
VeeCon Day 1 – May 19, 2022
Thursday was when we got things started with the VeeCon Welcome Party, which went down on The Commons right outside the stadium. My first move of the day? Scoping out the selfie station where I would post up later that night to meet all of you!
Welcome party life … pic.twitter.com/fW1xxdykK7— Gary Vaynerchuk (@garyvee) May 19, 2022
Despite me pleading with Mother Nature for good weather, VeeCon weekend kicked off with hail…
Welp … hail huh pic.twitter.com/CwkuRY8lEr— Gary Vaynerchuk (@garyvee) May 19, 2022
Still, that wasn’t enough to get spirits down!
Hey @garyvee, I know we asked for 🌞 but honestly what’s more @veefriends ethos than clouds & dirt and rad humans getting together doing ish they love 💚😎 #VeeCon #SeeYouAtVeeCon #askgaryveecon pic.twitter.com/b4qY3w372S— Sipp | Making➕Louder (@Sippola) May 19, 2022
Thankfully, the weather cleared up by that evening… just in time for the official Welcome Party! So, so humbled by the hundreds of people waiting patiently in a line that wrapped around the block!
As usual- I don’t keep up on content while at these events. But here’s the line from yesterday’s welcome party! You’re welcome.@garyvee @veecon #Minneapolis #veecon #garyvee pic.twitter.com/EsSuz4mqSz— TracyLΞΞ.eth NFT Photographer (@tracyleephotos) May 20, 2022
Once everyone made it in, the good times began. Pickup basketball games, music, and all-around good vibes.
FEWOCiOUS Paint Party
One of the crowd favorites was the epic paint party with NFT artist and VeeCon speaker, FEWOCiOUS.
Without a doubt, my favorite part of the Welcome Party was just getting to meet hundreds of you in passing and at the Welcome Party selfie station.
I didn’t get a chance to go to @veecon because of school exams, but @garyvee made my day! I got his sign on my work 🤩🤩🤩@veecon #SeeYouAtVeeCon #veecon2022 #VeeCon @veefriends @VeeFriendsFam pic.twitter.com/f4l9M33Rr4— Teresa Melvin | 13 y/o Artist 🎙NFT NYC (@TeresaMelvinart) May 19, 2022
When @garyvee realized the bottle of 🍷was signed by his father, seeing the signature reminded him of a funny story from 6th grade. “It worked” 😂#veecon #VeeFriends @TeamGaryVee pic.twitter.com/ETdp02Scho— BookGamesInfo.eth (@bookgamesinfo) May 24, 2022
One message for everyone at VeeCon…
My one message to all the VeeCon attendees? Bring happiness. 🙂
Opening talk today at the @veecon meet an greet by @garyvee It’s going to be an awesome weekend. I’ve met so many really nice people already and I look forward to meeting YOU next! 💜 #veecon @VeeDaoEth @veefriends #garyvee pic.twitter.com/9IyzJYCAN7— AV8or Jason (@jason72martin) May 20, 2022
Above anything else, I’m so incredibly proud of all the relationships and friendships made. Here’s just a few:
What's the utility of this costume? Looking fresh at VeeCon 👌 pic.twitter.com/EEmEvv39Kk— VeeCon (@veecon) May 26, 2022
Miss this kind of energy from all my @veefriends back at @veecon! Love you all and can’t wait to build the future together 🥰 @abbywrenart and I are feeling so much gratitude! 🙏 #VeeCon #VeeFriends pic.twitter.com/olyVw7V6j4— Wade Holland (@WadeHolland) June 4, 2022
DailyVee Ep. 603
Just like that, we were ready for Day 2! For a deeper look into everything that went down and more behind-the-scenes of VeeCon Day 1, check out DailyVee ep. 603 below:
If you enjoyed this recap blog, drop me a tweet on Twitter @garyvee .