Soooooo, Saturday night, was one for the ages for us.
If you are here at The Original Winger, you know that we think of BP_TOW as a team for sure, but just as much as we are a team, we are family. We’ve known each other for yeeeeeears. We have a lot in common, one of which is that we like to bring people together and have a good time. Beans and I have a history of putting parties together with friends and so we thought that this project with EA should have that same sort of feel to it.
As we are sure you are aware by now, we worked with EA to bring something a little bit out of the norm to the people for the latest installment of FIFA.
When we first hatched the idea of re-imagining FIFA cover through the eyes of artists that we really like, we just thought that it would be really cool to just do as a content series for the website. We’ll get the artists to do some stuff, we’ll create different kinds of content around it and put it on display on TOW…. but then, while we were talking it out over some beers (as I’m sure you could guess), we thought, “How cool would it be to go extra with this and make it a gallery exhibit?”
After a few more rounds of beers We started drawing up the plans, finalized it, pitched it to EA, and they dug the idea!
The more we thought about it over the next couple of days, we really wanted to make the event seem like this: Whenever you cop the new FIFA, all you want to do is play. After you are in the lab for a couple of days, its time to invite some crew over so you can all play together and hang out.
We figured that if we got some adult beverages, reached out to one of the best DJs in LA for sound and then set up the gallery like a frat house man cave, people would enjoy themselves. We think they did.
This was us getting sorted the night before the event….
A big a$$ TV, a couch, a table for some dominoes and a bar sounded about right …. then we put the word out to our friends (OG Wingers everywhere) and opened the doors. It turned out quite lovely!
This is the beginning of a ton of content that we will be showing over the next week for those who couldn’t make it but we checked out some of our friends on Instagram who posted pics and thought we’d share.
Hit the jump to get in on the action and see the event through IG pics from Saturday!
* If we missed you, just hit me up at ISPS@theoriginalwinger.com with your IG handle and I’ll add you to the mix!!! *
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