Midwest Vapor Expo Report

Last weekend, Shayne and Nate and the trade show team attended the Midwest Vapor Expo in Cleveland, Ohio. They took the new setup with them, and it looked absolutely fabulous! We’ve got lots of great photos we wanted to share with you.

Arrival And Setup At The International Expo Center

Shayne and Nate arrived in Cleveland last Friday evening after a long 9-hour drive. The other team members had already arrived, ready and waiting to get going. Two of our team members (Spartan and Panda) had never been to an expo (so it was their first vape show) and they were amazing. Captain Nasty, Kloud Kween, and Tabitha were all on hand doing great work, too, of course. Ian and Ana, our favorite photogs were there, as well, doing what they do best.

HERE’S A PIC OF SPARTAN AND PANDA HAVING A GREAT TIME!

HERE’S A PIC OF SPARTAN AND PANDA HAVING A GREAT TIME!

BEST PHOTOGRAPHERS EVER! IAN AND ANA PICTURED HERE.

Everyone was in a great mood, excited, and bursting with enthusiasm – – and they all worked so hard the entire weekend. Everyone set to work unloading and setting up the 50 Shades’ equipment and merchandise. They had the 50 Shades of Custard booth ready for the show in record time. After the setup was accomplished, Nate and Shayne the opportunity to sit down and have a nice dinner with the crew before everyone headed off to bed for some well-deserved rest.

BEST PHOTOGRAPHERS EVER! IAN AND ANA PICTURED HERE.

Saturday and Sunday at the Expo

Saturday morning, everyone got to the expo center early, all bright-eyed and bushy tailed, to run through their pre-show checklist. Everyone was raring to go, excited, and anxious for the doors to open! We have an amazing team. For some, it was an exciting first event, for others it was the realization of another much-anticipated and equally exciting show. It never gets old – – always fun and exciting.

Nate and Shayne were both highly impressed with the great trade show that Midwest sponsored. The venue was big, beautiful, and absolutely awesome – – one of the best our team had ever seen. Midwest always goes above and beyond to provide a one-of-a-kind experience for the vaping community. They did such a fantastic job – – go, Midwest! So many vendors and so much to see. It was a Vaper’s Candy Store!

HERE’S A PIC OF NATE AND TAB AT THE BOOTH RIGHT BEFORE THE SHOW. THEY MAKE A GREAT TEAM! OF COURSE, THEY DO – – THEY’RE HUSBAND AND WIFE. NATE AND SHAYNE APPRECIATE TAB’S HELP. SHE’S ALWAYS AN ASSET AT THE SHOWS. THUMBS UP, TAB!

Speakers thumping, the team hit the ground running straight out of the gate. The new 50 Shades of Custard counter with a lighted, built-in sound system and our awesome new banner displays (plus our great crew of 50 Shades’ T-shirted guys and gals) made for an eye-catching setup and no passerby could just pass by! Folks had to stop by, check us out, try our product and chat for a while. Our team met some wonderful people and they were all so thankful that so many good folks stopped by for a visit.

HERE’S A PIC OF NATE AND TAB AT THE BOOTH RIGHT BEFORE THE SHOW. THEY MAKE A GREAT TEAM! OF COURSE, THEY DO – – THEY’RE HUSBAND AND WIFE. NATE AND SHAYNE APPRECIATE TAB’S HELP. SHE’S ALWAYS AN ASSET AT THE SHOWS. THUMBS UP, TAB!

The new sound system (slash) display counter with 50 Shades of Custard emblazoned across the front was an impressive addition and a real hit! Music rocking and lights strobing, the team gave out lots of samples, sold lots of apparel and juice, and made many new contacts that I’m sure we’ll have relationships with for a long time to come.

FEAST YOUR EYES ON THE BIG GUYS! HERE’S AN AWESOME PIC OF SHAYNE AND NATE, THE PROUD AS A PEACOCK OWNERS OF 50 SHADES OF CUSTARD. DON’T THEY LOOK TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL? THEY’VE BOTH BEEN BASTED IN EXTRA-SPICY AWESOMESAUCE! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, GUYS.

FEAST YOUR EYES ON THE BIG GUYS! HERE’S AN AWESOME PIC OF SHAYNE AND NATE, THE PROUD AS A PEACOCK OWNERS OF 50 SHADES OF CUSTARD. DON’T THEY LOOK TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL? THEY’VE BOTH BEEN BASTED IN EXTRA-SPICY AWESOMESAUCE! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, GUYS.

During the show, the guys met some ingenious entrepreneurs who are doing some new and thrilling, outside-the-box kinds of things that no one else has done in the vaping industry. Minds blown? Surely! I’ll be talking to some of these interesting fellows soon. Over the next few weeks, I hope to have the opportunity to introduce them to you here on the 50 Shades Blog. I’m sure you’ll find them every bit as interesting as the guys did.

Days’ End

After Saturday’s activities, Midwest Vapors hosted an After Party. It just happened to be Captain Nasty’s birthday, so the team found the party a perfect time to observe the Captain’s day. Shayne, Nate and the rest of the crew were honored to share the birthday celebration with Captain Nasty and his wife.

OUR GOOD FRIENDS FROM MAYHEM VAPOR WERE IN ATTENDANCE AT THE MIDWEST VAPOR EXPO, AND THEY WERE LOOKING GOOD. 

After the expo closed out on Sunday evening, Shayne and Nate had the opportunity to hang out with friends, old and new. It had been a long day, so they were happy to spend some casual time with some of their good friends from Mayhem Vapor and some folks from other brands who attended the Expo. There were new friends there, too – – fascinating people from other brands of e-liquids, as well as people from many vape equipment and vape accessories brands.

OUR GOOD FRIENDS FROM MAYHEM VAPOR WERE IN ATTENDANCE AT THE MIDWEST VAPOR EXPO, AND THEY WERE LOOKING GOOD. 

Several baskets of wings, a bucket of beer and a friendly game of pool, not to mention some stimulating conversation – – what a relaxing end to a fun and exciting, very busy weekend. Let’s simply say that a good time was had by all.

After the Show

So, the guys were up late having big fun after the expo ended. Needless to say, they didn’t get home until late Monday evening. They were so excited Tuesday morning, they could barely wait to report. Both Nate and Shayne were talking so fast that it made my head spin!

THE ONE AND ONLY CAPTAIN NASTY WITH THE ALWAYS LOVELY KLOUD KWEEN. 

Did they have a good time? Well, whaddya think? Of course, they did! And they’re still pumped up. Shayne has been making phone calls and Nate has been busily pounding away at the computer, as they make follow-up calls and send out emails. 

TO THE LEFT, CAPTAIN NASTY WITH KLOUD KWEEN. TO THE RIGHT, TABITHA AND PANDA.

THE BEAUTIFUL SMILING FACES OF TABITHA AND PANDA. HOW LUCKY WE ARE!

A Great Big “Thank You!”

Nate and Shayne want to thank everyone who came out to the Midwest Vapor Expo and stopped by the booth to check us out. We couldn’t do any of this without you. You folks are what make us who we are. Special thanks to our great crew who showed up with big smiles, tons of energy, ready to take on the world. The big guys truly find it a real honor every time.

ALL DECKED OUT IN THEIR SAVVY, SEXY VAPER APPAREL, HAVE A LOOK AT THIS HUMOUROUS PIC OF NATE AND TAB (LEFT), CAPTAIN NASTY (RIGHT-POINTING TO SHAYNE), SHAYNE (LOWER CENTER-RIGHT), AND THEIR BUDDY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PIC, KANGEE VAPES. OK, YES, THEY WERE HAVING HUGE FUN AND KEEPING IT 100.

ALL DECKED OUT IN THEIR SAVVY, SEXY VAPER APPAREL, HAVE A LOOK AT THIS HUMOUROUS PIC OF NATE AND TAB (LEFT), CAPTAIN NASTY (RIGHT-POINTING TO SHAYNE), SHAYNE (LOWER CENTER-RIGHT), AND THEIR BUDDY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PIC, KANGEE VAPES. OK, YES, THEY WERE HAVING HUGE FUN AND KEEPING IT 100.

Home Again and Busy, Busy

The guys are safely back home, feet on the ground, continuing to serve the vaping community. The 50 Shades facility is happily buzzing along with its daily operations. Hey, it’s what we love to do. We’re so honored and blessed to be a part of this wonderful thing we all call vaping. Leave your comments below. If you attended the show, be SURE to chime in! If you couldn’t make it this time, let us know what you think about the great pics and any other good things you’d like to say concerning vape shows, our team, or vaping in general. Or just pipe in to say, “Hi!” As always, Gang, stay calm and vape on!

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18 Comments

  1. Rodman

    You guys rock!! \m/

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    • Sharon Wright

      Hi, Rodman. Thanks for coming by today and dropping me a comment. 50 Shades loves Vape Radio!

      Reply
  2. CaptainNasty

    Amazing follow up to a super rad weekend… wouldn’t have described the moments we all shared any other way! Thnx for the Birthday Love and dope photos!

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    • Sharon Wright

      Attention, everyone! The Captain is on deck. Hey, Cap, you’re very welcome and I hope your birthday was the best ever. You’re the best!

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  3. Michelle Trujillo

    It was so wonderful to see you guys face-to-face!! Before I left Saturday I stopped by your booth again to say goodbye But Shayne and Nate had stepped away. I’ve got my fingers crossed to hopefully be able to go to Again someday!!!

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    • Sharon Wright

      They’re so looking forward to seeing you again, too, Michelle. I can’t tell you how many times they’ve mentioned you since I came on board in December – they’re always telling me what a great lady you are. Everyone here is sending you loads of love and appreciation!

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  4. Richard Martin

    Sounds like it was a success!!Great job everyone!

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    • Sharon Wright

      Yep, looks like success to all of us here, too, Richard. So many great folks showed up and SO many cool vendors. (Of course, 50 Shades was super-cool!) Thanks for the pat on the back. It’s always a pleasure to support the vape community.

      Reply
  5. Wildkard imaging

    Looks like I missed an amazing time! Nothing but love for my 50 fam. Wonderful write up as well.

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    • Sharon Wright

      Thanks, Wildkard Imaging. The guys here loved every minute of it and send you real big love, too!

      Reply
  6. anthony.drumm.81

    I’m glad I got the chance to chill with the crew this year at the booth. Midwest was a blast for sure. Here is to long lasting friendship and relationships! Cheers y’all!
    ~Kangee

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    • Sharon Wright

      They really enjoyed spending time with you, too, Anthony. We’re looking forward to having you with us forever!

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  7. Sarah Reagan

    I had such an AMAZING time at this expo!!!! 50 Shades of Custard is such an awesome company and the flacors cant be beat!!!

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    • Sharon Wright

      We TOTALLY agree with every word, Sarah. Hope your evening is better than you could have imagined. You are loved at 50 Shades of Custard, always.

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  8. Blackstar_vapes

    Looked like such an awesome time. Wish I could have attended. I will definently be there in Chattanooga For the carnival. ✌️❤️

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    • Sharon Wright

      It was super cool, Blackstar! The team enjoyed it immensely. Awesome news that you’ll be in Chattanooga.

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  9. Wolves blood

    Such a great expo round up and the mentions are greatly appreciated you guys are family to us!

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    • Sharon Wright

      Thanks, Wolvesblood! We appreciate you more than you know. Happy to hear from you, Bro.

      Reply

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