UK Vapefest 2011

Russell-OrdVapeFest 2011: A Personal Record of the Day
by Russell Ord

When we arrived, we were gobsmacked by the number of people already queuing outside the venue! Whilst waiting to get in, we chatted away to people who we’d never met before as if we’d known them for years!! It was only the start of what would turn into a fantastic social event.

We eventually got into the upstairs room at about 10.15 and Jessica and I baggled a table as a CAM-VIP ‘stall’, set out the promo stuff, and chilled with Tony and Sam for a few minutes. Then the floodgates opened and hundreds of people were milling around the vendors stalls, asking questions, buying stuff and trying stuff out.

The raffles were a logistical nightmare for Wayne and the organisers, but they pulled it off with very few hiccups. Some tables were extremely lucky and cleared up – others less so BUT everyone had smiles on their faces anyway because the atmosphere was buzzing!

People mingled, chatted and have a laugh over a few-ish beers, wines and spirits. The staff at the venue were brilliant even though the bar was starting to dry up. I met some wonderful people for the first time as well as some ‘old’ mates.

It was an event unrivaled by anything that came before. It showed us that there is a really strong vaping community out there and if we stand together like we did on that day…

Extracts from the Campaign for Vaping in Pubs Blog


Lisa from Cloud9Vaping, Nick O’Teen from Decadent Vapours, Olly from ECigWizard, Cam from E-Cigz London, Hank from Hangsen, Tim from Intellicig, Toby from iVapour, Abe from Liberty Flights, Craig from Mirage Cigarettes, the Guys from ROK, Daz from Safercigs, Jason from Totally Wicked, Ian from Touchwood E-cigs, Benp from UK-Eliquid, Paula from Vapour World, and Garry Dibley (the Modfather).