This is a guest post written by Keyzygirl from Key West, Florida. Laid back and vaping in paradise.
I finally got a chance to make it to one of the bigger vape meets. I attended Vapestock at
Indian Rocks Beach in Florida. I have been vaping for a few years and know so many people from chatting every day on the Internet. I never met any of them face to face until now and it was an amazing experience for me.
The night before the actual Vapestock meet they held a “meet and greet” at the hotel and I was shocked at the crowd when I entered. It was kind of intimidating to see so many people vaping and partying. I recognized two women from their profile pictures – women that I felt I knew well from chatting with them every day. I ran over and introduced myself and hugged them both. The fear was gone and I knew I had found my people.
I got up to take a walk and a man approached me and introduced himself and I was in total shock and awe. It was our very own Steve Milin, the owner of Vapor4Life. What a thrill to meet the man who got me into vaping. He has made a huge impression on my life and the lives of everyone I send to V4L. I gave him a big hug and thanked him for being so wonderful. I hope he realizes the life changing effect he has had on so many of us. He got me into vaping, his amazing products worked for me. I have made so many friends from vaping, become involved in so many aspects of vaping and even started my own vaping blog. He changed my life. What a thrill to finally meet him.
The Vapestock meet was awesome. It was held in a conference room at the hotel. Over 400 vapers attended. I met so many wonderful people and so many people I knew from the Internet forums and groups. There were a few vendors selling vape supplies. I saw Steve Milin giving out 6ml tanks to everyone. I got a pink one. Thank you Steve! I ended up with a ton of juice samples from different companies, two t-shirts, and a cute orange plastic variable voltage tube mod. I was even interviewed on the Vapers Place radio show. I was amazed how many people knew and recognized me from the vape community. I must have hugged over 100 people! It was a completely awesome experience for me. I will definitely be attending next year.
If you have the opportunity to go to a meet, go for it. I was nervous about it but once I got there I fit right in. Vapers are wonderful people and they welcome everyone. It’s a great way to try new things and see what’s new and hot on the vape scene. I look at things on the web but it’s so cool to hold them in your hand and test them out before buying! Being with so many vapers and being able to see and try so many things was amazing. If they have a meet in your area, go for it. You won’t regret it and I guarantee you will make a ton of new friends. Vapestock was awesome! I absolutely loved it!
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