By: Zoë Searle By: Zoë Searle | March 15, 2022 | Lifestyle culture
Non-Fungible Tokens. For many, these digital blockchain assets were the first glance into the Metaverse. Now, NFTs are stepping into the real world, with collectibles that spawn communities online, and celebrate those communities with offline events.
Bored Ape Yacht Club, Doodles, Crypto Baristas, Flyfish Club and Dirtybird Flight Club are just a few NFT collectibles bringing benefits to their collectors that in the Metaverse and physical reality. These benefits are exclusive to NFT holders, so don't trade your goodies just yet.
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Bored Ape Yacht Club
Gm & holy shit apes. There’s about 700 apes lined up wrapping the block surrounding the gallery on three sides. Despite pulling permits, cops are going to shut this down before noon at this rate. So here’s what we’re doing:— Bored Ape Yacht Club (@BoredApeYC) October 31, 2021
If you’re familiar with the NFT world, you’ve definitely heard of BAYC. Bored Ape Yacht Club offers many benefits to NFT holders, including access to additional NFT collectibles that are free (such as the Bored Ape Kennel Club dogs), entry to the interactive "Bathroom” virtual wallet, and opportunities to attend events happening in real life. Back on Oct. 31 of 2021, members of the BAYC celebrated the first-annual Ape Fest in New York City. About 700 “Apes” (as BAYC members call themselves) lined up outside of Bright Moments Gallery. A costume contest was held aboard a 1,000-person yacht, and only Apes had access to join. More IRL events followed, and there’s only more to come as the BAYC community continues to grow.
doodles afterparty with @diplo— doodles (@doodles) March 14, 2022
location will be emailed to doodles who rsvp’ed at noon tmrw. pic.twitter.com/CaeZPV2XOe
Doodles are cute, colorful and waiting for you to join in on the fun. Owning a Doodle NFT allows you to vote on community-driven features, products and events. On top of your completely unique Doodle NFT, holding offers tickets to IRL and Metaverse events. On March 12 of this year, Doodles invited all of its members to the SXSW film festival in Austin, TX, to experience the first immersive Doodle NFT party. Behr Paint Company helped bring Doodles to life, painting the one-of-a-kind NFTs as part of an immersive experience. There was even an afterparty held on March 14, and only Doodle members had access. More IRL and Metaverse events are on the way, so be on the lookout.
We are opening the first NFT funded cafe space in NYC this summer and we would love to leverage the Shopify tech!— Crypto Baristas (@cryptobaristas) March 15, 2022
Calling all coffee lovers and NFT collectors. This project was made for you. Crypto Baristas are collectible NFTs that offer real-world benefits, and all funds from the NFT sales go toward launching the first-ever NFT-funded café space in New York City. The café space will focus a lot on digital artwork and tie the coffee-drinking experience into the Metaverse. Crypto Barista NFT holders can enjoy caffeinated perks for life at all future café spaces and websites. By owning just one NFT, members will receive 10 percent off at all future café spaces, 15 percent off at Coffeebros.com, 20 percent off all Crypto Barista merch, and more—and the deals keep getting better the more you collect! For more information about Crypto Barista goals throughout the year, check the official website.
We had a blast meeting all of our @flyfishclub members at our first in person event! Thanks to everyone for making the trip to Miami and for the continued support! We look forward to more IRL events and experiences with all of you! @garyvee @rodolitz @chefcapon @ConorHanlon83 pic.twitter.com/aDsiqWpqQi— Flyfish Club (@Flyfishclub) February 28, 2022
Flyfish Club is the world’s first ever member’s only private dining club where membership is purchased as an NFT. NFT owners gain access to FFC’s restaurant as well as various culinary, cultural, and social experiences the club has to offer. FFC NFT holders will have unlimited access to a private dining room that will span across 10,000-plus square feet in New York City. People will have the choice between being a Flyfish member or a Flyfish Omakase member. Although the restaurant is open to any FFC member, there will be a private section known as the Omakase Experience, where only Flyfish Omakase Members can enter. The rest of the restaurant, such as the cocktail lounge and main dining area, will be open for FFC members.
Dirtybird Flight Club
Bright lights and campout nights pic.twitter.com/omnJLmbhjW— Dirtybird (@Dirtybird) October 16, 2021
Fans of the dance music label Dirtybird have always been fiercely loyal, and now they're seeing the fruits of that loyalty. Members of the Dirtybird Flight Club have more than just copyright protection over their personal NFT. Club members have access to exclusive music from Dirtybird artists, merch that only NFT holders can buy, the chance to win tickets for Dirtybird Campout, Dirtybird CampINN and BBQ festivals and events, and the chance to participate in exclusive original events and meet-ups for members only. On March 24 of this year, Dirtybird will be host its first White Label Party in Miami. Label head Claude VonStroke will perform along with music artists on the White Label.
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