SHOW DATE: Friday, April 23 at 8pm ET
AUCTION BEGINS: Tuesday, April 20 at 11am ET
AUCTION ENDS: Tuesday, April 27 at 11pm ET
How do I gain access to the event?
The show is completely free to attend. Mandolin currently supports the MetaMask wallet, which is a browser extension supported by Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Brave. Fans will need to create a Mandolin account in order to claim their ticket and watch the show, and if they wish to bid on items, connect their MetaMask wallet. You can RSVP to the event here to be notified and receive a link to sign-in and connect your wallet before the event!
Want to watch the event and bid on items via mobile? Use the MetaMask app! Open up the app's side menu, click the Browser tab and input the event link (boondockbuild.mandolin.com) in the URL bar to safely land on Mandolin's Boondock Build auction and show page. You'll follow the same steps as desktop users to connect your Mandolin account to your MetaMask wallet.
Why pay to own something digital?
NFTs are designed to give you something that can't be copied: ownership of the work. To put it in terms of physical art collecting: anyone can buy a Picasso print, but only one person can own the original. Once you purchase an NFT, it is stored in your wallet, and you can hold it or resell it later on a marketplace such as OpenSea.
How far in advance do I need to connect my MetaMask wallet? Must I have Ethereum in my wallet? How do I add crypto to my wallet?
You can connect your MetaMask wallet at any time before or during the event. You must have ETH in your wallet to buy or bid on NFTs within the event. ETH is not required to watch the show.
Due to the nature of reserve auctions on OpenSea, you must have Wrapped Ethereum (WETH) in your wallet to bid on NFT auctions in the event. MetaMask makes it very easy to purchase Ethereum (ETH), and supports swapping between Ethereum (ETH) and Wrapped Ethereum (WETH).
Can I enjoy the event without connecting my wallet?
The event is completely free to attend, whether or not you choose to connect your MetaMask wallet!
When does the auction go live? When does it end?
The auction goes live on 4/20 at 11am ET and ends 4/27 at 11pm ET.
How do I purchase or bid?
You can purchase or bid on items from the event page, so you can participate in the auction without leaving the show. NFTs are displayed as intuitive cards below the video player, and will display the current price while providing input fields for purchase and bidding.
Will I receive updates on my bid status?
Current prices will be displayed on the individual NFT cards on the event page, and these prices will update in real time as bids are placed. If you are outbid on an item, a visual indicator will appear on the event page. Keep an eye on your items so you can place a higher bid if needed!
What types of NFTs will be available? How many NFTs are there? (edition size info)
NFTs will be made available via an auction and raffle, and will be released before, during and after the show. Make sure to check into the event page frequently, so you don’t miss out on any items.
Will I be responsible for any fees? What are “gas fees” and why are they so expensive?
When you buy an NFT on the Ethereum blockchain, you are required to pay “gas fees” to complete the transaction. Gas fees fluctuate based on the current congestion of the Ethereum network, and are paid in Ethereum’s native currency, ETH. There are no fees to connect your wallet to enjoy the event.
How will I know whether or not I win an NFT auction?
Winners will be notified via email at the conclusion of the auctions, and instructions for accessing the digital assets will be provided via the email address you used when you registered for Mandolin.
What happens after I win?
Winners will be notified via email at the conclusion of the auctions with instructions for accessing any digital downloads. You can always access your NFTs within the Mandolin platform by visiting “My Mints”.
What do I do with it?
What you do next with your Mandolin Mint (your NFT) is totally up to you! Share it with your friends or hang it in a digital gallery. But, if it’s anything on social make sure to tag Mandolin.
Will audio be available anywhere else?
Replay will be available until auction closes, Tuesday, April 27th, 11pm ET.