I have been back in Pittsburgh for just about a week now.  When you are gone for a couple weeks nothing major changes but, a ton of little things always do.  Here are a few things that have changed in since I have gotten back.

The Steelers are going to the Super Bowl.  Pittsburgh is a football town.  With a legacy that is a strong as the steel that built this country Steelers football is in a class all of its own.  Fans are ferocious.  There are only two seasons in Pittsburgh Football season and Pre Season so, you can imagine the level of excitement when the Black and Gold marches into the big game.  It brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “The Steelers Nation” hometown pride is definitely not lacking.

We have been planning a small retail location in conjunction with our friends at Jester’s Court Tattoos.  Without giving away too many details the location is going to be in the Oakland area of Pittsburgh and will feature tattooing by all of Jester’s Court’s amazing staff and a nice section dedicated to BLASt.  We are close to completion now and as the we get closer to opening I will fill you in on more details.

If you haven’t already noticed we are back from a 4500 mile sales trip that took us up and down the majority of the east coast.  We will be adding retailers over the next few weeks.  Keep an eye out for us in a store near you.

Spring is upon us and our Spring line has been designed and samples have been printed.  We should be shooting photos of the entire line in the upcoming weeks.  I am really excited to share the new collection with you.  The new shit is hot….

And I would be remiss if I didn’t talk about Tuesday…..  We have a new president.  I am excited to see a different face in the White house.  One that keeps up with technology and seems to be the kind of guy that gets shit done.  I was interested in politics at a very young age and have watched every inauguration since probably the age of twelve and this one was one of the largest and definitely the most heavily covered event in history.  From camera phones to satellite imagery to network news.  It has been incredible to watch.  We live in the future that so many science fiction writers talked about and it is awesome.

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