Hello my friends and welcome back. For those who are late to the program, this is the second chapter of a two part narrative discussing the recent “Black Tie, Black Leather” event that was held at Harley-Davidson of NYC. I had been fortunate that PiercingMetal was among the accredited press at the showroom for the unveiling of several new bikes and if you didn’t see the first chapter yet, please click HERE so you are up to speed and then come back and continue the journey with us. Skeleton Pete and I were having a blast exploring this event and now its time to get to the rest of the nights fun. Get your motor running.
I’m going to jump around a little bit in this post since its going to feature a whole gamut of items. These looked like sturdy backpacks.
There were several awesome vendors in attendance at the party and attendees could sample the wonderful William Wolf bourbon. I’m not really a spirits guy and I was loving this. Of course this should only be enjoyed in moderation.
Just recently, PiercingMetal had the honor of being one of the accredited press at a grand event for the Harley-Davidson NYC showroom. The event was called “Black Tie Black Leather” and would unveil several awesome new bikes and a bevy of accessories. I donned my basic blacks and zipped up my leather MC jacket and headed into the mix with my good friend and occasional PiercingMetal contributor, “Skeleton Pete” Parrella. With this being more of a lifestyle event than something Metal, I felt that the coverage of the event would fit in here the best so after you enjoy the amazing new logo for the brand and its location you will be taken on a very cool ride as I present you the bikes, the merchandise and the beautiful people all around me. Let’s roll…..
These bikes were stationed around the showroom main floor and could be seen from the outside streets of the Big Apple. Those who had lined up to participate at the event were drooling at their overall beauty and power of machine. I couldn’t blame them as they were fantastic looking. I did my best to get a photograph of all of the bikes around the windows.
Readers of my PiercingMetal.com site know full well that I see a LOT of concerts with journalistic intent in mind but it is rare that I am actually the guest of another provider of similar entertainment. I sometimes kid with my fellow media peeps how my simply going to a show to just “enjoy it” was difficult and that I always felt compelled to bring some kind of visual image or story to the masses after the fact no matter who it was. That being said when our own Skeleton Pete was preparing to cover the Wanda Jackson/Imelda May show at Central Park’s Summerstage for his eponymous blog, I was more than happy to be the guest that came with his credentials. The show was free for this particular outdoor event, but there are ones that are pay to enter. Here is the marquee for the show.
Readers already know that we have hit a few conventions for the sake of blogging and featured them here if the adventure was deemed suitable for this medium as opposed to my main website PiercingMetal.com; Sometimes the wanderings and viewpoints cross-pollinate across both blogs and such is the case with the Blogworld and New Media Expo that was recently held at NYC’s Javits Center. My colleague Skeleton Pete and I decided to go to this event and wander the exhibition hall to see what it offered up. Since we are both bloggers and photographers, the thought was that we might be able to take some solid information back to our respective readerships while at the same time learning some tricks of this wild west of a trade. As PiercingMetal’s official blog is my true “main blog”, I felt that the ideas formulated were best served up in that space, but I decided to use the PiercingKen blog as a bit of a traffic sign. Please click the logo below to be taken to that story and the images that were captured.
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This past week in NYC was the 108th Annual Toy Fair and as with many events of its scope would be held over at the Jacob Javits Center on Manhattan’s West Side. You might recall that PiercingMetal.com was on point at this very location for the NY Comic Con back in the last 1/4 of 2010, and if not, we suggest you hit this LINK to enjoy all of our narratives about the event.
Toy Fair 2011 would be no less the daunting effort and while I am still coming to grips with my some of my own coverage, you can see the chapters that are currently online by clicking the Toy Fair logo above. I attended this incredible event with my comrade in arms Skeleton Pete who was a busy little bee as well. He even wrote up a few narratives that can be enjoyed over on his own website SkeletonPete.com – Click the image below to be taken to them. This was an amazing convention and an experience that I will never forget.
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