Wayward Seattle Grand Opening Recap

Words by WAYWARD
Photos by Jake Hanson & Travis Trautt

What better way to kick off our newest downtown Seattle Wayward location than with an epic grand opening party? On Saturday September 16, 2017, old and new friends alike packed the 2nd and Pine Street location to check out all the latest product, meet some of our favorite brand partners and jam out to music from a couple local bands. Activations from our friends at Mystery Made, Richer Poorer, Baxter of California, Yeti, B&O Play, Lomography,  Vans and Urban Artworks were complemented by beers from Rainier, an art installation by Duffyleg, music by DJ Sean Cee and live performances by Smokey Brights and the Night Beats.

For many, the night was a blur of new faces and experiences. For a look into what a Wayward Grand Opening Party looks like, check below for the recap video and photos from the night. If you haven’t made it into our new Seattle store yet, be sure to come by and see it for yourself. Missed out? We’ll have plenty more events in the future, along with events at Wayward Bellevue and Wayward Chicago.

Wayward Grand Opening Party from Wayward on Vimeo.

The level of mingling was at an all-time high. (Photo: Jake Hanson)

Wayward’s very own Dan Sodomka treated everyone to a rare live performance, and killed it. (Photo: Jake Hanson)

Frank from Lomography was on the scene snapping candids all night long. (Photo: Jake Hanson)

The live screening of posters by our friends at Mystery Made was a big hit. (Photo: Jake Hanson)

Richer Poorer brought their chain stitching machine to add custom embroidery to RP basics. The best phrases of the night? His and hers, “Tasty Waves”, “Cool Buzz” pocket tees. (Photo: Jake Hanson)

Urban Artworks teamed up with Vans to get a bunch of local Seattle artists to hand paint SK8-Hi’s that were then auctioned off to benefit their mission to create public art that empowers young people and transforms communities. (Photo: Jake Hanson)

Local Seattle band, Smokey Brights played an intimate stripped down set to kick the night off right. (Photo: Travis Trautt)

Now based in New York City, we were stoked to get the Night Beats back to Seattle to play our opening party. (Photo: Travis Trautt)

If you’ve never seen the Night Beats perform live, this is kind of what it feels like. (Photo: Travis Trautt)


Danny from the Night Beats keeping things trippy. (Photo: Travis Trautt)

Thanks to everyone who came out and our all amazing brand partners. See you next time!


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