My friends call me Joe Digi. I’ve always been the entrepreneurial type, I was always looking for an angle, even in grade school. I would go to a local flea market on Sunday buy a bunch of whatever, take it to school on Monday and push the “deal of the week”. I remember selling buttons w/ sayings, notepads w/ you name on it, and the best of all… GUM! I would buy a pack of bubbalicious for $.25 and sell each piece for that much… that’s how I got my start.
I always had a passion for music, I had the pleasure of singing in a couple bands just out of high school, but i knew that wasn’t going to make me the almighty dollar i desperately earned for. I found a job ad in a local paper for a Karaoke host, I could sing and earn $100 a night. The karaoke job evolved into a DJ gig and I still DJ to this day. (not as much as I used to though).
While DJing was a fun nights and weekends gig, I still worked a full time day job. I started a screen printing and graphic design business, designing and selling tee shirts at local flea markets. The screen printing turned to opening “Shirt Happens” on Hampton Beach, and Salisbury beach. With much success I moved towards a non seasonal gift store “Creative Gifts”, which was not so successful…
After several other failed attempts, in late 2001/ early2002 I found PubCrawl.net, an Arizona based pubcrawl/partybus company. At that time it was only in Arizona, but founder Sean Tierney had a great plan of PubCrawl.net being in every major city… I loved it. After much procrastination I flew out to Arizona to experience the pubcrawl mayhem… ah yes.. it was Cinco De Mayo… I knew I Needed to bring this to Boston. Today I am owner of Boston Party Tours and we have 3 buses in our fleet and continue to grow.