Way before May 19-May 22, VeeCon 2022 was highly anticipated among NFT enthusiasts around the globe. Overall, the highly exclusive event was a huge success. Here are the top 10 unforgettable moments during VeeCon 2022.
1. The marriage proposal on VeeCon main stage
Obviously, the proposal needs a mention. Am I right? On the second day of VeeCon 2022, VeeFriend enthusiast @paul_heyne asked for his girlfriend’s hand in marriage. As with all happy endings, she said YES! Gary Vee and the crowd celebrated together with the happy couple, filling the entire U.S. Bank Stadium with overflowing joy. Gary Vee himself ran up on stage to congratulate them both too. Not bad for someone who got into VeeCon via a giveaway last month!
2. Building with K Money
The NFT community will remember the word ‘BUILDING’ for a while, thanks to K Money. If you don’t know who K Money is, you should probably find out. K Money is the NFT industry’s first real comedian. His little skits have taken the community by storm and wherever you went, you’d find crowds posing with his signature ‘Building’ hand gesture.
Watch this video and you’ll immediately get what I mean. Even the celebrities have caught on, with K Money rubbing shoulders with the stars these days. Just look at all of these fantastic ‘building’ pictures from VeeCon this year:
3. Meeting the legend himself: Gary Vee!
We all saw the incredible amount of “Me and Gary Vee” photos in the last week. Thus, meeting Gary Vee had to go on the list. Aside from being an avid NFT advocate, Gary Vaynerchuk is also a successful entrepreneur, author, speaker, and Internet personality. Most notably though, he is the founder of VeeFriends and VeeCon itself. Needless to say, we were excited to meet him.
Luckily, NFTevening’s editor, Ola, and videographer, Ricky, were able to get an exclusive interview with him! Check out those smiles! If we aren’t going to make it now, I don’t know if we ever will…
4. Fancy dancing with a Bored Ape?
Your basic jpegs can now come to life with immi. Bored Ape 1398 was seen running around VeeCon 2022, networking, dancing, and chilling with the conference participants. Yes, using the immi app you could view this Bored Ape in AR as if he were enjoying VeeCon with you! Dancing with a Bored Ape was certainly a first for many of us.
Basically, immi exists for casual creators to experience the fun, joy, and freedom of being anyone they want to be. The real-time animation platform makes full-body 3D cinema-quality characters and facial tracking technology accessible to anyone, anywhere. Download it from your app store and try it out for yourselves.
5. How about Salem Ilese’s ‘Crypto Boy’ at VeeCon 2022?
American singer-songwriter Salem Ilese hyped up the crowd with her ‘Crypto Boy’ song. Yes, she’s the girl from the open verse challenges on TikTok. Her Crypto Boy open verse was so catchy, that it made its way around the NFT community like a wildfire.
In fact, if you love Crypto Boy, her NFT singles are dropping today! Apparently, all of the proceeds from this sale will go to the Center for Reproductive Rights. This is a charity that aims to advance reproductive rights as fundamental human rights around the world.
6. Meeting Betty from Deadfellaz!
Super excited to meet Deadfellaz’ Betty, the Horde Mother herself! The Deadfellaz booth was one of the hottest booths in VeeCon 2022. Plus, it was a very exciting week for Betty, with her doxxing herself (exclusively to NFTevening) at its start. NFT community legend Betty stopped by to sign some merch and talk to us about the horde. She also had a slot on the Polaris stage during the conference.
7. When Steve Aoki caked Beeple in the face
Ask anyone, one of the most unforgettable VeeCon 2022 moments will surely include this. So Steve Aoki brings Beeple to center stage with a huge cake in his hand. Then, he gets a running start for about 10m and absolutely cakes Beeple in the face. Not sure why Beeple agreed to this, but I think many of us will remember this as the most iconic moment of VeeCon 2022. In any case, we’re unlikely to see it ever again.
8. Painting with FEWOCiOUS at the VeeCon opening party
Victor, better known as Fewocious, is a 19-year-old artist that is making waves in the NFT space. His artwork is an absolute hit among art collectors, investors, and the NFT community in general. During VeeCon 2022, many joined him in his paint parties, creating art together IRL. Do check out FewoWorld too! I promise you won’t regret it.
9. Gary Vee dancing with Wyclef Jean
Gary Vee broke out some dance moves on the stage with Wyclef Jean. The crowd went wild when Gary decided to throw his hood up and show off his moves. Hats off to the man, truly a man of many talents. Here’s a short clip of his dancing moves and Gary Vee living his best life. If you don’t like his dance moves, I’m pretty sure he doesn’t care. Just look at that smile on his face!
10. VeeCon had countless top stage performances
Throughout VeeCon 2022, there were so many awesome stage performances lined up for the participants. During the first day, there were performances by Adrian Be, Lulú, and Millie Go Lightly. Day 2 saw Garzi, Lian Faz, Immasoul, Lil Polo Tee, and Miguel. There were also many other performances happening in between various activities and panels.
All in all, there’s no event quite like VeeCon. These were our top unforgettable moments but maybe you have some more. Throughout the event, we kept feeling that Web2 took a step closer as a whole towards Web3. In fact, who knows what could happen by the time VeeCon 2023 is here. No turning back now guys!