by 0x505d688a38b8cb9190b4f671d98a37a784e92c1f (Bufalo)
Should the following $65,000 grant in the In-World Content category be approved?
Bufalo, a pioneer in the realm of virtual entertainment with over 250 individual shows and significant contributions to Decentraland’s ecosystem, seeks to sustain and expand The Saloon. Operational since last October and having hosted around 50 successful shows and concepts, The Saloon is the focal point of this $65,000 grant request, aiming for operational continuity and the introduction of a far-west oriented shooting game.
65,000 USD in DAI
Bufalo has been a trendsetter in the Decentraland community, paving the way for artists and community leaders in terms of marketing, event communication, community engagement, and performance ethics. Achieving several milestones:
Over 250 individual shows.
The Metaverse Tour with Radio FG, featuring the Metazoo, TRU, the Nyan Cat, DollHouse and The Sugar Club, exposing Decentraland to Radio’s FG’s 2 million monthly listeners over 3 months via live dj sets and radio liners.
The very first artist to bridge Decentraland into real-life major NFT conferences like NFT Paris in early 2022 with the Sugar Club and Blockdown Festival in Croatia and Portugal, live at TRU. - Performed for successful activations of major actors such as 20 Minutes, Doritos, regular dj of reknown brands such as Decentral Games, Polygonal Mind, Metagellan - Launched the Saloon since October, hosting regular successful concepts and events, bringing the community together around the far west culture
Being the first DJ touring the web3 space IRL (NFT Paris, Croatia, Portugal, London, NFT Factory Paris for Deadfellaz) spreading his implication in Decentraland by any way possible (stickers, performances, IRL wearable gifts)
- One of the very first artist that has successfully created a web3 community, federated thru concerts, wearable experiences and a unique passion for the western culture, that he’s about to travel the other side of the world to meet in just a few days, over United States, via community meeting in 4 different states.
The BOTV Skull, the main music NFT project, which offers exclusive futuristic far-west oriented Decentraland wearables each 2 months and more benefits.
Since beginning of 2023, Bufalo has also been approached by several students from different business schools from Paris to provide insights on the future of discoverability, and community engagement 3.0.
Why Funding is Needed:
This grant specifically aims to maintain and further expand The Saloon activities, which has been operational since October and has hosted about 60 successful shows. The Saloon fills a niche otherwise left unfilled, by providing real-world artists a place to showcase their skills. The Saloon successfully blends real world talent such as AwedJob’s dancing and Isa’s bellydancing skills, or Ken Carter’s universe into a multi-faceted experience. The funds will support various aspects of Bufalo’s activities including new equipment, budget for booking IRL artist to onboard their communities, as well as for the current Saloon’s performers, and have a salary for the Saloon activities for the team and Bufalo, for their work for a year. including the development of a new far-west oriented shooting game on adjacent lands.
The tremendous list of event Bufalo has performed at for 2022 - 23, including the Saloon’s programmation :
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Media and Press Attention:
Bufalo’s commitment into Decentraland has received attention from major French press outlets like 20 Minutes, Cryptoast, Clubbing TV, Radio FG, and Le Journal du Coin. These endorsements validate the impact of Bufalo’s initiatives, including The Saloon.
A few past format we’ve been producing for the past months at the Saloon:
-The BOTV Holders’ Rodeo
-Western Spaghetti Movie Night
-Old School Vibes with ROXR & GucciToe
-Wild Wild Europa with Ken Karter
-Ibiza Takeover with several artists from Ibiza
-Jhett Black Live Performance
-Honky Tonking with Awed Job -
-Sway With Grace - a Belly Dance Soiree with Isamazing
-Imag DJ Live
- The Metanessa Bull Launch
We aim to continue those formats if possible, and introduce several new ones to maintain a 2-3 events a week schedule.
We also wants to create in the next months a far west oriented shooting game experience.
- Continue regular Saloon events (3 events/week)
- Quarterly equipment upgrades
- Shooting game development completion within the next 6 months