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Testing “Vibes” Hi-Fidelity Earplugs

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Historically speaking, I’ve been going to live music shows for about 38 of my 53 years on this planet and for many of these years I also was a Heavy Metal drummer that kept an active rehearsal and live gig as a part of his everyday life. I also happen to live in New York City which is a pretty loud place almost 24/7 no matter where you find yourself. Now with the concerts being in mind, I’ve been one of those people who not only uses but also strongly recommends using some kind of protection and with this blog I’ve given a brief overview of the Flents, Etymotic and Eargasm offerings. Recently, I got my hands on a pair of “Vibes” Hi-Fidelity earplugs and I couldn’t wait to try them out.

They come nicely packaged as you can see by the images below and will be a good place to store them for those times that you don’t plan on putting them to use. In addition to the earplugs and the case/holder, you get several different sizes of the white rubber ear buds. This is great since not everyone has the same size ear canal. I’d suggest you keep the extra buds in the box or risk misplacing them like I did for a few days.

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Scenes From “Sweet Suite” 2018 @ Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers: Part 3

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Hello again my friends and welcome back to my coverage of the 2018 “Sweet Suite” which is an event that’s organized by the folks over at The Toy Insider. If you are somehow just joining us today for some reason, then you are going to want to click HERE first so you can enjoy the two chapters that preceded this one.  Let’s go.

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Nintendo had a small section of their own which was quite popular.  Several new and recent games were on display to try out and those attending were able to try and win a prize.  I am a TERRIBLE gamer so it took me a little doing.

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Scenes From “Sweet Suite” 2018 @ Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers: Part 2

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Hello again my friends and “Welcome Back” to another exciting installment from the 2018 “Sweet Suite” that was held very recently over at the Pier 60 event space. As previously mentioned in Part 1 (seen HERE), this incredible event is organized by the folks at The Toy Insider and since there is a lot to see let’s get right on down to business with this mega-sized Iron Man playset from Hasbro. Isn’t it awesome? I think so.

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As you might realize this is for the younger superhero fan in your family and something that will help them bring these movies and comic books into their playtime.

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Scenes From “Sweet Suite” 2018 @ Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers: Part 1

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Hello my friends and welcome back to another exciting adventure here on “The Chronicles”. The summer was here in full sway and while its getting hot, the special events and happenings are even hotter. One such event that we have recently enjoyed is the “Sweet Suite” that is curated by our friends over at The Toy Insider.  Longer tenured site readers know about them already but the newbies might need a tad bit of education about them.

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The Toy Insider is a collective of industry experts that examine and share the findings about the hottest toys and games that are hitting the shelves and the “Sweet Suite” event is where they bring in the companies behind these items and put them face to face with those YouTube personalities, Social Media Influencers and members of the media (that’s us).  The event was once again held at Pier 60 down in the Chelsea Piers area and when you walked in there was this awesome Statue of Liberty greeting you.  This was made with a 3D printer to my knowledge.

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This ballroom maze was also at the entrance for those who chose to brave it.  I did but sadly there is no video of me doing it although I did shoot a clip of the whole thing from the pathway you see to the right in this image.  It was really cool.

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Appetizing Explorations @ Summer Fancy Food Show 2018 (Part 2)

Yes my friends we are back with another installment from the exploration of the Specialty Food Association’s “Summer Fancy Food Show”. I’m back to share all the delicious findings with you.   Let’s start with my friends from the NYC Hot Sauce Expo who had a booth for their respective sauces.  If you’ve never attended this expo and love the spicy side of life you should click HERE to see what you are missing.

specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018The charming ladies of Hella Cocktails.  I love their stuff and met them at a recent Foodie event at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.

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specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018Something interesting for the little ones.  It brings the blind box idea to a soft drink.  Take a look.

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specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018I love a good sour pickle.   The Backyard Brine folks had some tasty stuff.

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specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018A New Yorkers favorite is definately a hot dog.

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specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018Chanced upon the One Potato Snacks people and their provisions were superb.  One of my weaknesses is salted chips and all of their stuff was tasty.

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specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018Chips from the Emerald Isle.

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specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018The folks at Funny Farm Foods were serving up a big bowl of Mac n Cheese and by the time I saw them I was famished.  Yes one can get hungry at a food expo.  Remember you need to be wise with the sampling to avoid getting yourself sick.  These folks stuff hit the spot proper.

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specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018Had to get a media moment with my buddies John and Steve back at their booth.

specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018All of this wandering and sampling made me realize that I could use a vacation.

specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018Hold my calls.  Actually, I will not even be taking them.

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So that’s going to bring me to the end of the exploring from my first day at the convention. I’m going to stop now but don’t worry I will be back with another chapter tomorrow. Remember that “The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken” is very active on the social networks and will be sharing a number of visuals and thoughts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so be sure to follow us. Before you go, we also ask that you click through on the links provided below to learn more about the people we’ve visited in this chapter. I made sure to feature a lot of them for you and really cannot stress their awesome any harder.

Official Websites:
Summer Fancy Food Show: https://www.specialtyfood.com/
Backyard Brine: https://www.backyardbrine.com/
Bjorn Qorn: https://bjornqorn.com/
Cheribundi: https://cheribundi.com/
Drink and Play: https://us.surprisedrinks.com/
Funny Farm Foods: http://funnyfarmfoods.com/
Green Bag America: https://greenbagamerica.com/
Heartbreaking Dawns: http://heartbreakingdawns.com/
Hella Cocktails: https://hellacocktail.co/
High River Sauces: http://www.highriversauces.com
Keogh’s Crisps: https://www.keoghs.ie/
Morris Kitchen: http://www.morriskitchen.com/
One Potato Snacks: http://www.onepotatosnacks.com/