We just got back from Seattle HempFest 2014 and had a very successful trip! It was a ton of fun meeting so many new people and soaking in some Washington summer sun. The weather was great and the food at Hemp Fest was even better. Pretty sure we ran the Mint Chocolate Chip supply bone dry all by ourselves!
The crew was so busy that we did not get to do a whole lot of site seeing but we did manage to get pretty ELEVATED
, that is we successfully made it to the top of the legendary Space Needle (visible in the top left above the throngs of festival-goers).
HempFest was a really great time, an event we'll definitely attend for years to come. The operations staff made us feel so welcome and valued. They will definitely be part of the VaporNation for life! But that was just the beginning. We met so many people from different walks of life. In addition to the organizers, we got to meet a whole slew of speakers, activists, growers, doctors, patients, musicians, veterans, and hemp enthusiasts, talking to them about the benefits of vaporizing over smoking.
|The DaVinci Booth at Seattle HempFest|
Our friends from DaVinci Vaporizers were there, showcasing the brand new Ascent Vape, which was extremely popular for us at the show. Vape connoisseurs loved the all-glass vapor path and oil/wax/loose leaf vaporizing compatibility. It's definitely a Washington-friendly machine!
Here's a panoramic view from the entrance to Centennial Park, where the event was held. You can see the aforementioned Space Needle peeking over the buildings in the far left!
Here's a shot of our neighborhood (and graffiti-protected totem pole) where we were situated between two busy thoroughfares. This shot was taken while we were setting up our HQ on Friday, August 15 while there was still a little drizzle in the air. Thankfully the rain relented pretty early on and it was a warm Washington weekend for the rest of the fest!
This was the view from inside the VaporNation tent. Safe from sun's rays and rainfall alike, our crack sales team was hard at work, spreading the good word about vaporization. In addition to DaVinci, our friends from Leafly were there as well as individual manufacturers like SkyHigh, Dr. Dabber, and Herbalizer Vaporizer. Check out the gallery below for more shots of the festival!
|Team VaporNation preparing for the hordes.|
|People chilling by the Pete McWilliams Stage while a contortionist warms up.|
|Attendees took to the rocks by the sound to enjoy their vapes!|
|Meet Vinny, the VaporNation Moth - He kept us company during setup, getting close and personal with all the vapes!|
|The sun shone brightly on the VaporNation crew while our neighbors graced the sidewalks with some artistry and hopscotch courses.|
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