Party Shirt on Superstars.World Incubating a FUN and Creative Community via NFTs (Episode 260)
Party Shirt join us to discuss on Superstars.World Incubating a FUN and Creative Community via NFTs.
Before topping the TikTok pop chart, Party Shirt was born when Xavier Di Petta (“X”) and Nick Lavarone (“Ivy”) met in a USC dorm room in the summer of 2016. The two music producers immediately knew they wanted to work together after bonding over a mutual appreciation for music, acting, and fashion. They began partnering on music projects, forming a DJ duo and released the first single off their EP Liquid Powder under the name Party Shirt. Their debut single “Dancing Tonight” hit No. 1 on the TikTok pop chart. Since then, the song has been featured in more than 50,000 TikTok videos and has accumulated more than 200 million views.
When the pandemic hit, being entertainers at heart, they turned to TikTok. After they gained followers by posting their music on the app, they began producing the “Fact or Cap” series. They became one of fastest growing creators on the platform and they currently have over 20.9 million TikTok fans. They also became popular on Instagram gaining 403K followers.
They have been featured in several online publications and have appeared on several podcasts. Party Shirt recently launched their NFT project called SUPERSTARS which is designed to empower content creators of all kinds to do what they love and to inspire their community.
Superstars NFT Page: https://superstars.world
Superstars NFT Twitter: https://twitter.com/superstarsnftee
Superstars NFT Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/superstars.nftee
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The following transcript was created using artificial intelligence. There will be some grammatical errors below.
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Richard Carthon: Hello, everyone, welcome to another episode of Crypto Currency, your host here, Richard Carthon. And today I have a very special guest that you have probably heard before. If you are on Tik Tok and see all the amazing things like Factor Cap, we have the one and only Party Shirt. How are you all doing today?
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Party Shirt: Never. Thanks for having us, Rich, and it’s going to be on that great Sunday in person playing in the world.
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Richard Carthon: Yeah, absolutely. Man will excited to have both of you. I want to first before we dive into all the amazing things you have going on with your amazing NFT project launching really soon called superstars. Before we dive into all of that, I want to first learn a little bit more about both of you. Can you give us a little background on yourselves?
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Party Shirt: Yes, sir. Just quickly a me born and raised in Australia, you know, you always have been interested in entertainment and for a business. So I had a start up when I was in high school. We raised a couple million in venture capital and moved out to L.A. to run there. We ended up selling that. I went to USC, got interested in music, and that’s how I connected with Ivy. And that was about twenty six and we’ve been working together since.
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Party Shirt: And then I’m from Orange County and then my best friend from high school was his roommate in college at USC. So that’s how we got connected. And then I pretty much just lived with them while they were at USC, just couch surfing. And then however, many years later, we finally decided to move in back in late 2019, and then we’re like, All right, let’s really do this thing.
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Richard Carthon: Oh, that’s great. And I mean, talk about timing. You moved in together in 2019 right before the pandemic, so this is destined to
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Party Shirt: actually, yeah.
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Richard Carthon: Which is which is really cool and the fact that you know, you all been working together for what, roughly six years now and both have experiences building businesses and music and then having that, you know that not just business relationship, but kind of friendship, right? It comes out authentically, even through y’all’s yells ticktalk, which is which is party shirt. Real quick. I just want to spend a moment on that. Like what was the impetus of creating that like social media account? And like, how did you all like? Have you been building it ever since?
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Party Shirt: Yeah. Well, I mean, when we started out as deejays, we were like, OK, like what’s going to set us apart? And like, the person trending at the time was Fisher, and we’re like, Why is this guy so big? You know, because he and he had like his whole YouTube series like Follow the Fish, and he was just like a comedian. So we were like, All right, we have a we both have a love for like content creation. So we were like, All right, like while we’re deejaying, let’s also make like content make like funny SNL type skits. And just like, honestly, just like crazy videos in general.
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Party Shirt: So we started doing that. And then
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Party Shirt: once the pandemic hit, we’re like, OK, let’s release a song through TikTok, you know? Did that song went number one viral on TikTok? So that got us the small following. And then we were like, Well, I mean, this is a great app, like it’s only growing from here on out like we might as well. And we love content creation, so we might as well just keep, you know, staying relevant on here and putting our content just to, like, build up another platform.
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Party Shirt: Definitely, and it’s it’s fun to see the progression of like the original reason that I got into it was to be able to connect with their fans and to be a little bit different with with their deejaying and creating music that eventually went viral and has had a snowball of success that has come in in this direction. But what’s really cool about this is that now you’re deciding to kind of pivot and bring some of this energy towards crypto into the NFT space, but really quickly before we dive into that side. When did you all even first hear about cryptocurrency? Are NFTs? Are any of this like how when was your first introduction into this space
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Party Shirt: to mine was around twenty seventeen or so, you know, awesome litecoin. Well, before that, you hear about bitcoin and stuff on the news. You know, when I really got into 2017, you got into some Litecoin when it was like about forty dollars sounded really taken off in that twenty seventeen, you know, boom. And then, you know, me and a few friends were thinking about making our own token and it was going to be called into Tanium. And we wanted to put ticketing on the blockchain because we’re like, there’s this huge problem of scalpers and bots. And you know, this is how we can do it, where we can, you know, maybe you could erase the x y zero, but what I was in value instantly versus some sort of NFT stuff, right? Where, you know, there’s an essay, you are generating a wallet, but then sort of, you know, Ticketmaster had a bunch of patents around that and then the ICO thing just fell out of the US and then we’ll just, you know, they started getting in and it was like, This is securities is not and all that.
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Party Shirt: So I was like, Alright, bro, in over our heads on this, let’s take a step back. And then that’s when I’ve been maybe really kicked up the gear on party shirt. And then last year we’d gotten into, you know, NFT just sort of as day traders. And we’ve seen a bunch of includes a sort of jump in this race. But it was like they would say to mean and they wouldn’t even really know what’s going on and the deep. And so I just felt like Iggy, and there’s something we didn’t really want to touch unless we knew we could add value. Yeah. So one of our bodies, he was a co-founder of The Inbetweeners project with Gian Piero and Justin Bieber, and he used to managers who used to work with Scooter Braun projects.
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Party Shirt: And then so, you know, reached out to us about doing something cool. You know, he already had a great team and he’s like, Hey, let’s just chat. So we went over, you know, instead of brainstorming or we came up with the idea of superstar and pretty quickly we figured out the rest and how we can factor in a part of our career for the long term. Not only do we understand the underlying technologies, we’re in it from the minute we come up with the idea, we’re in the discord growing with everyone. But this is something that’s going to live way, way past me and Ryan. We want to be till the end of our career, which is only after we die.
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Party Shirt: And then I just sit here with, you know, being part of our career and how we could hold this piece of paper if we knew how they could help stuff. We want to do, and it’s just great.
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Richard Carthon: No, and that is really cool, and now that we are kind of diving more into superstars and pretty amazing that you had someone who had already worked with another celebrity group and you know that someone very likely talking about Justin Bieber and what they were able to bring to market to be able to work with that team, to be able to bring superstars to market and bring that vision alive. And like you said, you want to build something that will outlive you, right? And we’ll build
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Richard Carthon: on and bring
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Richard Carthon: value to your true fans and to the people who are owning these NFT. So let’s break down superstars. So what if what our superstars and if they were to mint these? You also have a lot of utilities. We’re talking events, apparel incubator, et cetera. Tell us a little bit more about that.
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Party Shirt: Yes, there’s a ton of different utilities. We go, you know, the obvious ones and how they can relate to our fans is right. We’ve got a movie that we’re working on. We’ve got a cookbook that’s pretty much, you know, we’re just in the process of selling it right now. Got a TV show, you know, so we’ve got all these different traditional things right there. When you grow up, that’s how you envision superstars, right? Like, you know, kids, these days, there’s no difference between a tick tock or an a movie star, right? For the most part. But, you know, to our generation and older it is, there’s a very still clear line. And so we as we get into these, you know, sort of crucial things, and it’s like letting everyone feel like that superstar.
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Party Shirt: They might be a background acronym movie if they’re a holder or be able to submit a recipe to our book might be able to tell us what fact perhaps we should taste, you know, might be able to somehow appear in the TV show like, you know, give them these cultural experiences that you of just sort of buy on eBay. So there’s that factor, right? We’ve got some other cool stuff like we’re going to give away a bath. We’ve been hearing about and they’ve got like a 30 foot post in an event I’m going to call the crab with tomatoes. That’s another thing. A lot of the merch is very cheap.
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Party Shirt: And you know, we want to make like something that I even have no idea what the project is and just be like, yell, that’s the 60s exactly
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Party Shirt: like even the vaudeville club merch. It’s like, I don’t want to say cringe when I see someone wearing it, but it’s I don’t know. I bought a beer club wasn’t a thing. Would you wear it? And so, you know, we wear them like, yeah, exactly. Merch that like it represents the brand and it tells the story. And we’ve actually got a really cool story about the graphic we’re using. But it’s like you don’t even have to know what superstars are empties out and you’re like, I need that. So we have on the other side and also we’re talking to a really big box retailer about stocking some of it. So there’s going to be some exclusively for the holder, some that, you know, spread the word.
00:08:46:19 – 00:09:19:06
Party Shirt: Everyone can buy it and enjoy this stuff on there. You know, the cool thing about where we’re at is that because yeah, we’re able to involve a lot of brands that to work with us. And so we develop close relationships with these, you know, Fortune 500 companies. And we, you know, we’ve already proven results to them. So they already are down to work with us on these NFT for I think a lot of empty projects struggle before you got to understand is two could be 14 years old as we continually see hoeing designers over what big brands.
00:09:19:12 – 00:09:49:29
Party Shirt: It doesn’t matter how much they raise, but bring big brands will want to work with these people if it could ruin their reputation. So I think we’re in a very special position of where dorks. We have a long history of great work with brands. They want to dip into the NFT Web3 space and they’re looking for the right partners. And there’s not a lot of great art isn’t there at the moment. So I think we offer something unique in that to where I think we can bring a lot of that. You’d be Fortune 100 companies on, get them on the web free space, get them to participate in our project. And I think there’s something really unique and really valuable.
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Party Shirt: So let’s spend a moment there talking about the partnership side of it because as you said, there are a lot of undocks NFT projects and we have seen
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Party Shirt: a lot of not great things come from it and it we are looking to prop up this NFT space as I believe NFT art NFTs are the easiest onboarding tool for crypto mass adoption. A lot of people are understanding and are getting more involved in the crypto space, not because they want to go or own bitcoin, Ethereum, et cetera. They want to go on an NFT. They want to be a part of of. This next wave, a.k.a. Web 3.0, will be a part of this opportunity.
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Party Shirt: A lot of people within the Twitter community can immediately see like, Oh, I can make my music turn into an NFT, oh, I can turn my art, turn into NFT and have it be residual income for the rest of my life.
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Party Shirt: Yeah, man.
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Richard Carthon: As you look at your roadmap and things that you’re trying to build out and you are looking at potential partners, how do you think you’ll be able to work hand-in-hand with them? To be able to bring that value will have it be a two way street where your partners are bringing value to your customer, of course, or whoever is only in your in your NFT holders. But then, of course, for your NFT holders them being in a place to where it’s valuable. To the partners, like, how do you see that relationship work?
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Party Shirt: You know, I think right now there’s a few different things and it’s going to as NFTs move through the different market cycle, it’s going to change right now. And it’s a very cool in the right way, right? Because it’s like a stone from that store to your mom’s basement, you know, with you back acne. So like, all right, there’s a lot of cool people going on the celebrities to jump in this space. So a lot of brands do want to align themselves with where brain interface that is being cautious about what partners I do and how they do it right, because there’s so many bad actors still right. I mean, the picture one thing on my older, sadly, and you know, I completely shrug and it’s like even a project that, you know, raise the most, you know, did all these things had all these huge people backing it in the space still proved to be crap.
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Party Shirt: So, you know, I think right now it makes sense for brands just on that side to align themselves. But you know, we’re talking to some other ones, some ghost kitchens about doing like lifetime office, right? Where if you hold some of our input, you might have free tacos for life. And so you were able to order from these ghost kitchen, you know, once a day, once a week, whatever it is, and get a free taco and, you know, make sense to them because sort of the same model. Why does McDonald’s give away stuff for free with the app, right? Because I’ve got you in there and then you, you know, you’re going to buy a soda, you’re going to buy, you know, sort of, you know, whatever.
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Party Shirt: So I think there’s some, you know, valuable in sort of that, you know, the group discount thing right now, Groupon works, and it doesn’t make sense to give one person this discount, but you give it to 50 people. The economics start to make sense. And so I think there’s some stuff around there. You know, obviously, it’s going to depend on which brand and what the initiative is. You know, it’s something we’re going to do for big box retailer might be different than something we do for someone for cosmetics might be something. We do something for food. So every partnership is unique. But you know, when you’ve got, you know, 5000 holders who are dedicated, who are interested in who, they’re going to be putting a lot for the brand, right? It’s going to build a connection with them.
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Party Shirt: It starts to make a lot of sense.
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Party Shirt: Definitely, there’s actually going to be another question in mind, so for the moment, whenever that does eventually happen, it’ll be or five thousand unique.
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Party Shirt: Of these are things we just sort of based on, you know, how that sort of goes. You normally look at five things and hold it. I mean, ideally more. I like ideally we have 10000 hours, but you know, real quickly, right? People like to double down on projects I love.
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Party Shirt: Yeah, exactly. And you end up getting more than one now. A secondary question about something that was very interesting to me was the concept of having an incubator for your NFT holders and being able to support them across their journey. Can you kind of walk through what that potentially could look like, like, for example, if you have a young aspiring tech talker that’s looking to grow their profile and figure out unique strategies? An incubator potentially look like finding some of that young talent within it and being able to help them along their journey.
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Party Shirt: Or would it be something where someone has a unique idea to start their own NFT kind of project and you helped them along their way? Can you kind of just walk through what that potentially could look like?
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Party Shirt: Yeah, I mean, we’ve got and talked about it all, you know, we kind of really want to create a community because it’s like me and X, you know, we went through the grind like, we didn’t have much help. So we know how to do it at the bare minimum floor of just us two. So we were like, OK, how can we build a community to where we can show these people the shortcuts? We can give them the tips and tricks, you know? And also not only that, but build a community where you have someone that knows X and you know someone that knows Z.
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Party Shirt: OK, you guys put your stuff together and then you help each other create your own, you know, almost. It’s pretty much just like an umbrella, you know, like just trying to, like, put out multiple facets of just creation in general and just have the people use those strengths and weaknesses to their abilities
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Party Shirt: to say, you know, it could be it doesn’t even have to be like Tik Tok or we think that writing would be a musician who wants to work with the tik doctor, make a song, or it could be someone trying to crack into acting. And we have a famous actor who just going to be part of the community and share some of the helpful tips or connect them to the right agent or manager or whatever. So, yeah, really, because, you know, Y Combinator, I’m not too sure you know and familiar with the tech space, but you know, Y Combinator sort of that breeding ground of like, you know, you don’t learn that much in the startup school, right? And that you know them three months to the summer or the winter program.
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Party Shirt: I mean, you know, I’m sure you learn a bit Robby the Reed Paul Graham’s essays and probably get the same value the community and sort of the connections you make. There is a true value, right? Because people are going through the same struggle with you and you also have alumni who have learned. Right, right. So they have the shortcut for you. And you know, we’re going to be that early alumni as the community grows and as they become successful. Ideally, they stay with the community and then teach the new ones. And it’s sort of that, you know, maybe
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Party Shirt: bring in the people that we know want to like in their specific fields to do amaze and everything like that. And really just, you know, open these people up or our holders up to the world that we are exposed to and the people that we know that have helped us through the field. Now, yeah, it took
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Party Shirt: us six years to get where we are and it takes some tick tock this three months. So why that big gap? How can we shorten that gap for everyone?
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Richard Carthon: Yeah, no, that’s that’s great. And being able to provide resources and being a master connector of people and resources to help people move along faster is always powerful. When you when you talk about you, just make the correlation of the accelerator, Y Combinator and even college right when you go to college, yes, you’re going there for an education, but you’re more going for access to the alumni and for the people. You’re going to be meeting there because they’re going to be future connections to help get you to where you’re doing things to your career. And so a place like party shirt owning one of these superstars.
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Richard Carthon: Now, hopefully you’re part of a community that not only will you all be helping to provide some of these resources, but the people within your own community can help to facilitate some of that as well.
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Party Shirt: Exactly. Exactly. Like, obviously, we’re going to lay the seeds of the community, but we want it to flourish in that. It’s sort of a self-sustaining and it just continues to grow and get stronger as it sort of like SNL ROI. When people start at SNL and become successful and leave it, it only helps the SNL brand.
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Richard Carthon: For sure. And there’s one of the things that you brought up earlier that I do want to go back and revisit, which I think is extremely unique because I haven’t heard this from a lot of NFT projects. The fact that you are going in building out a movie, right? So is this going to be something in the sense of your NFT holders potentially can find a way to be involved, or they can be part of the profit share when this movie is a potential success, like how would that potential relationship look like?
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Party Shirt: And you know, it’s really going to depend on how we sell the movie because like this, our first movie I like you, we don’t have too much leverage. So we’re obviously shopping around the production companies. They sort of take the whole thing and then they try and sell it to a streaming service. Or, you know, maybe we go direct a theater. So it’s sort of like that, you know, it’s not like a tick tock where it’s like we have complete control. You know, like when you get into these bigger projects, it’s like you start having 300, you know, like it blows my mind. Still, how many people need to be involved in these sort of traditional things I like you can make a song in your bedroom and put it in and you’re like, This is the same as Kanye West.
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Party Shirt: But it’s like he’s got a team of 100 people, you know? So Profit-Sharing don’t know. Likely not right, but we’re not going to be funding the movie with any of that money. You know, any year, if you’re it’s like,
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Party Shirt: if we did create works because we’ve we’ve been in talks, we’re like, OK, like, say, we do this, we set up some media properties. We create a podcast. That’s something then where we can feed back a percentage of the profits back into the
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Party Shirt: things that we started, and we don’t need to sign a production company or Sony. And so one of the things that we can just do ourselves for is use, you know, some of the funds from the mean to fund these projects. And obviously, we’re going to feed back those profits to the holders. Yeah. Now for the movie star is going to be more like your background actor. Maybe you get credits and stuff.
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Party Shirt: And yeah, that one’s tough just because it’s so 30A
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Party Shirt: now because you got people put it up 10, 20 million dollars to make the movie. I saw it when they put up the money.
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Richard Carthon: Right. And that’s fine all all the same, it’s the fact that for someone who’s always wanted to potentially either be a part of a movie production or have their hand in it now, they’re at least having access and exposure to that world just from being an owner of this relativity that is a superstar NFT. So there’s a lot of value that you’re trying to pack into this, and I’m sure there’s even more that’s going to be coming. But if you had to tell someone right now who’s listening to this and saying, Wow, this is really interesting, or maybe I’ve never heard of party shirt, but what you’re saying is really cool.
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Richard Carthon: Why would someone want to be a part of this community and own one of these superstars
00:20:04:00 – 00:20:39:05
Party Shirt: is really such a variety of reasons. Because obviously, you know, we want the crypto people to invest too. And look, a lot of these crypto people don’t give a fuck about sending in a recipe or being a background actor, right? Like these people are normally anonymous, you know, and they don’t really. So we want to add value doing these other things, right? These massive brand partnerships, you know, we’re doing these more bigger merge retail things where it’s almost like creating a clothing brand rather than doing a limited run of merch that I ever wear. Like we’re done with the Dobrik Logan Paul merch, and that’s what a lot of these NFT brands are doing, and it’s just sheer.
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Party Shirt: So getting away from that with creating a real streetwear brand almost, you know, and then also create these media properties of feedback, and there’s going to be some profit sharing here. So I think those are going to appeal more to sort of those alpha and crypto investors. And then we’ve obviously, you know, 20 million follow with some of our fans want to get it and interact with us. But we do know what, though, is what a lot of influencers do is just make it like a really expensive meet and greet, you know, and that’s not what we’re doing here. Like, that’s the last thing. We’re going to do the cool DJ event and we’re going to give voters access.
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Party Shirt: And all right, you know, that’s just a given, but we’re not making that the project all about that, which is what you see from a lot of influencers. And it’s just,
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Party Shirt: yeah, yeah, we basically just one. To kind of like everything we do from here on out in our career to be like cohesive with the Web3, so it’s almost like, hey, you’re investing in the Project Party, you’re like, you’re going to be in this for our career and it’s going to build, you’re going to help us. You know, it’s just like you’re investing in a stock, you know, or whatever.
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Party Shirt: Yeah, you’re owning a piece of party through it, but you’re earning a piece of some of the stuff that we do, right?
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Party Shirt: Yeah. And coming along for the journey, when have you kind of just framed? It is you’re an early investor and the trajectory of our growth. And because you are said early investor, you going to benefit from the future of our successes and being a part of this journey with us. And I want to re-emphasize that because you actually just mentioned it and I really want to pull that out because unfortunately, there has been a lot of early influencers who have created empty projects and don’t want to call them as they are rug pull. But they come out. They meant they give one thing of value, maybe, and that disappear and say, I minted, I’ve made all this money and I disappear into the background and what I’ve appreciated.
00:22:28:12 – 00:22:39:11
Party Shirt: You know, before we’ve gone on this and even talk it through this today is that it sounds like you truly and genuinely have a plan to build this out. Have this major a long term play and that you aren’t in this to make a quick buck and disappear.
00:22:39:20 – 00:23:11:12
Party Shirt: Right? One hundred percent. And that’s what we’ve built a team from the stock that, you know, a lot of these projects probably have a developer, someone from Fiverr doing the graphics. And that’s it. But where we have an office in Ben as well, which is just to someone house, it’s like, you know, 10 of us working on the project like a really talented community manager design, you know, sort of operations going on a sort of CEO guy, you know, just sort of everyone. We got a developer who went to, you know, ran really smart kid. And so we’ve got a really cool team that I love working with and we’re excited to work with, however, next month.
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Party Shirt: Exactly.
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Party Shirt: Yeah. And it’s, you know, I forgot what I was doing. And the same thing is where we’re we just took
00:23:20:03 – 00:23:24:13
Party Shirt: this like basically just the reason why this isn’t going to be a
00:23:24:20 – 00:23:56:10
Party Shirt: product. And so, you know, like and right off the bat, too, we were like, OK, we’ve kind of been slow on the rollout in terms of publicly like, you know, and getting everyone on the discord because we’re like, OK, we want to lock down like partnerships with brands and utility. So it’s like once we do men, we can be like, All right guys, like, congrats on your holding, whatever we have. Bam, bam, bam, bam, bam set up for you guys because it’s like you set it up early so buys you that time.
00:23:56:12 – 00:24:09:27
Party Shirt: Just start working on those bigger projects too. So they’re not just sitting around waiting, being like, OK, well, what am I getting right now? Maybe I’ve talked to them. I’ve done a meet and greet, but I want to see some way. Yeah, something that’s truly special. You know, the NFT
00:24:09:29 – 00:24:21:18
Party Shirt: community, as soon as you have something, is like, what’s they can make? So we do want to have those things set up so that they know they’re getting value. And it’s not like, Oh, don’t tell me, I’ll just go to another midcard rug pull bullshit, right?
00:24:21:27 – 00:24:52:25
Party Shirt: Unfortunately, a lot of the NFT space is What have you done for me lately? Not only have you set up, so at least you are trying to get in front of that. And yeah, again, I’m not. I’m excited to see what becomes of superstars and I’m looking forward to to the Met. As we look through this, I always like to wrap up with a couple of fun questions at the end to to wrap things up. Yeah. I can’t have you all on the show without asking this simply because I’m sure there’s a lot of die hard party shirt fans that are listening to
00:24:52:27 – 00:24:55:12
Party Shirt: me and people who are asking
00:24:55:28 – 00:25:13:24
Party Shirt: and not not just the. Of course, it’d be great to get the white list, but that is for those who are just starting their social journeys and they’re trying to build their brand. They’re trying to build that community. What would you say are like one or two pieces of wisdom that you’ve learned that you can impart to them?
00:25:14:19 – 00:25:26:03
Party Shirt: One thing we’ve always said, first and foremost, we always say to everyone, everything is cringe until it’s not cringe. So don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. And if you own it, you own it at all.
00:25:26:12 – 00:25:48:26
Party Shirt: Yeah, that’s it. Being like, everything is corny. It’s just choosing what brand equity you’re going to be. You know, like, you could describe anything cool and the way you could describe you could make it sound corny. You know, it’s really how you look at it. So you just going to be like, Fuck it, I don’t care what people think. And you just really have to put set if you push past that, that’s, you know, half the second part is being consistent.
00:25:48:28 – 00:25:50:28
Party Shirt: Yeah, patience and consistency
00:25:51:06 – 00:26:10:03
Party Shirt: took us six years to get where we’re at today, really five years before we saw any sort of traction. You know, at any point we could have given up and said, this isn’t working right now. We’ll try something for two weeks. It doesn’t work and I give up, you know, so I imagine. Yeah, it’s a it’s a mental thing, it’s really just survival, it’s just a game of survival. Yeah, yeah,
00:26:10:14 – 00:26:26:25
Party Shirt: it’s it’s it’s all mental game. Yeah, you just got to have the willpower as you keep going, it’s going to happen eventually. You know, everyone’s different and it’s going to happen at a different time for everyone. But if you stick to it and you believe in yourself, it’s going to happen.
00:26:27:02 – 00:27:02:06
Party Shirt: It’s tough saying when you say, like Charli D’Amelio, 17, get a hundred million followers or Addison Rae get like 80 million at 19. And you can think like, I’m so late, this isn’t going to happen. This isn’t for me. Yeah, but you know, an act is true, right? It is in or a Tom Holland. You’re like, Damn, they’re 20 and they’re the biggest thing in the world. You know this. I’ve missed the boat. Are you really going to look at what about the other 90 percent? You know, how old was Brad Pitt when he blew out? How old was Christopher Walken when he blew up? How old was, you know? Madonna, when she had her first, should have been, but for a lot of people, it’s like we see these cases of young, super successful and we want to focus on them.
00:27:02:16 – 00:27:08:17
Party Shirt: But there’s so many other major major players that are way older then like, you
00:27:08:19 – 00:27:24:12
Party Shirt: know, and everything’s always evolving, too, so it is always going to be fresh. Even when me and X got on Tik Tok, we were like, Oh, it’s we’re too late. Like Toad, we’re going to be able to grow, but we’re not going to be, you know, like everyone who’s a superstar on Tik Tok is like, that’s who it’s going to be from here on out.
00:27:24:16 – 00:27:41:00
Party Shirt: Yeah, yeah. No, that’s a good point. I think a way I like to construct it is if you’re running a race, let’s say everyone’s running the marathon right now. You have some absolute sprinters who are going to finish way before you. But like, whatever your pace is, yours pace, you just got to stick with it and not give up on the race.
00:27:41:09 – 00:27:43:09
Party Shirt: Oh, exactly, you’re going to finish, you know?
00:27:43:14 – 00:28:02:22
Party Shirt: And then the thing is, you more turtle in the air, like, there’s a lot of people who, when you know, we’ve been cracking on since 2015, trying to make this happen in some sort of way, who would you know, the biggest thing since sliced bread? Now that’d be lucky to get, you know, 10 views on a tweet, you know, and it just sort of like, it’s about, you know, it really is a marathon.
00:28:03:01 – 00:28:17:24
Party Shirt: Yeah, yeah. No, I definitely appreciate that that insight and wisdom, and I’m sure everyone listening is as well. Now you brought it up. So I’m going to keep it going. For people who want to potentially get on a white list, what would it take for them to be able to participate in that?
00:28:18:03 – 00:28:50:06
Party Shirt: Yeah, we have a few different things. We got something called auditions, you know, which is more which is like, Hey, we’ve got a few ideas. Whether you want to make your own fact or your own snack or yak or, you know, we’ve got this funny thing with, you know, get your grandma to say, probably, she told me on the superstar. And so we’ve got that thing for the fun people. We want to be content creators for the people who are more shy. You know, you can hear like if you keep bailiff’s on our discord, which I believe is level five to 10. Yeah, you know, you’re going to get automatic whilst on there. And then we have some other things. So what I recommend to everyone is just jump in the disco and hop in there.
00:28:50:08 – 00:28:56:07
Party Shirt: Everyone super helpful to ask any questions. Click on that Whiteley’s tab and you’ll find something everyone can do.
00:28:56:13 – 00:29:07:13
Party Shirt: Yeah, that’s the thing, too. We always keep things kind of fresh in there, so it’s like, you know, there’s always different ways to get whitelisted in there, and we want to get that at times.
00:29:07:15 – 00:29:17:23
Party Shirt: Yeah, we want to. We want to make it, as you know, obviously, we still want to add value to being on the right. I want to be just like, All right, but we want to make it like, you know, like a crazy grind or like
00:29:18:06 – 00:29:38:20
Party Shirt: grinding in the discord is just so like brain melting these days. Like now, let’s do. One option is, you know, grind maybe a little, you know, level five isn’t crazy now, but like we have games in there, yeah, like a bar, like trivia nights like stuff like that. So we want to really like create the community to have fun in there.
00:29:39:17 – 00:29:49:11
Party Shirt: Good. And it’s good that y’all are putting those things in place because as I know some of the chores that some of these discord groups make you do that to get on a white list can be
00:29:50:08 – 00:30:00:00
Party Shirt: it’s a full time job and it’s disheartening when you’re like, OK, like, I just physically don’t have that much time in the day. I like to dedicate to that, you know, and it’s like you
00:30:00:02 – 00:30:16:05
Party Shirt: go to Project B to potentially get a project or of the people that allow you to buy these merch to maybe get a white list is like, what are they going to do with that shit merch that they probably wouldn’t even wear if they had to imagine buying the merging? You don’t get the white list. What the hell are you?
00:30:17:13 – 00:30:38:21
Party Shirt: Then what? Yeah, so sounds like I’ll have a good process for that. So for everyone listening, if you’re interested in getting the white listed, you just got a couple of ways to go do that. So make sure you do it. But guys, it’s been an absolute pleasure as we kind of wrap up. Always like the finish on the final fun question, which is what is a final thought that each of you would like to leave with everyone listening here today?
00:30:41:01 – 00:30:45:17
Party Shirt: You know, I mean, in terms of like crypto, NAFTA, do you anything it can be on anything?
00:30:47:07 – 00:30:53:02
Party Shirt: I mean, you know, make one about Web3 interface and what we can make it about something else, I think.
00:30:54:26 – 00:31:32:26
Party Shirt: I mean, the thing is, this is like, I think, you know, an interest, just more about the space as a whole. I think we’re going to need dock founders going forward because every day there’s a new project proving wives a bed that is not squiggles or, you know, peaks or more. It’s like, who are these people with? I pick someone to spend less than an aids on an upward development to make I work for a project that mean 70 million. Now, if that person’s name and face was there from the side, what have they done that because there’s consequences without consequences of like scamming $70 million, right? You go to target, and once you steal over five hundred dollars, you got a felony, but it’s okay to steal $70 million of a theory.
00:31:33:07 – 00:31:44:14
Party Shirt: So, you know, I think we’re going to need more and more docs founders with actual road maps with an actual plan, especially as a big money comes into the space they’re not going to be wanting to work with, you know, undocks 14 year olds.
00:31:45:20 – 00:32:25:22
Party Shirt: Agreed. And that was great. I mean. For me, I guess, just like. Really, be aware of the situation you’re in and seize whatever you need to do is basically with anything you like at this point in our career, like this is just the example, like we have all these projects coming up. So we were like when we were presented with the nifty idea, we were like, OK, yeah, this is actually perfect to do like we can supply like a lot of artillery, we can now build this into our careers for the rest of our lives because we’re actually working on projects that are going to, you know, hopefully surpass us one day and longevity.
00:32:26:12 – 00:32:27:11
Party Shirt: Yeah, I mean, like.
00:32:29:13 – 00:32:31:27
Party Shirt: That and then the never give up.
00:32:31:29 – 00:32:44:00
Party Shirt: That’s really no, never. And it’s like it’s one of them things that you see here, and it doesn’t make sense until it makes sense. It’s something that happens to everyone where it and you’re like, Fuck, yeah.
00:32:44:12 – 00:33:00:03
Party Shirt: And there were like there were. A couple of years, like the first three years of parties in general, me and X were kind of like, we’d have really good minds and then we kind of like, go like, I’m a little guy. I like working off a project and I’m like, you know, so it is just because
00:33:00:05 – 00:33:07:24
Party Shirt: we were maintaining full time jobs. We just kids like sort of just right now and the funding a little creative.
00:33:08:09 – 00:33:35:20
Party Shirt: It’s like we’re working all day and then we come back. It’s so hard to like, you know, just be at the mental strength to start working on something else you’re passionate about. So, you know, patience is sticking to the grind regardless. If it’s for ten minutes a day, you know, if that’s all you can get in, that’s all you can get him, you know? But yeah, really, just like because you only have one life might as well do what you want or at least attempt to do what you want
00:33:36:13 – 00:33:51:28
Party Shirt: is the number one regret. You know, someone which you worked in hospice. You wrote a great book on a bit, probably saying that the five regrets the people dying. The number one regret besides love besides family and all that important stuff is always, I wish I had the courage to live the life I wanted to live.
00:33:53:17 – 00:34:15:26
Party Shirt: Yeah, so that’s a great final thought of, like you said, seize the moment, seize this day. It’s a marathon. Keep persisting. It’s always going to be easy, but just do some 10 minutes a day and keep it pushing and it comes, but you have to just stay the course, and a lot of amazing opportunities will all come from it. So I appreciate both of yours. Final Thoughts. I think
00:34:17:13 – 00:34:24:23
Party Shirt: it’s time for anyone that’s looking to learn more about party share and also to learn more about superstars. What are ways that people can connect with you?
00:34:25:04 – 00:34:52:20
Party Shirt: We’re going to website right now superstars, dot world superstars, the world. You can hop on the link to the Discord’s, to the Twitter and all of that. You can also go on Twitter and just type in superstars and have tea or party shared on Twitter and find the discord in the superstars going through there. So check it out. Obviously, we’re on Tik Tok, we’re on YouTube at a party, sure, but we want to learn more about the project up over if we don’t hop over to the website and maybe there will be a link somewhere here. That’s correct. And you’re there.
00:34:53:12 – 00:35:08:03
Party Shirt: Absolutely. We’ll have all those links in the show notes. Well, again, I appreciate both of you all for stand by everyone listening to make sure you promise with absolutely everyone listening. Make sure you go check them out and do what you can on their discord to try to get whitelisted and of course, stay cryptocurrency.
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