theteaparty.de – Website
theteaparty.de was the cornerstone for Stargazer Design. It all started with this website. A (personal) history of theteaparty.de can be found at the bottom of this page. Below you can find the last version of theteaparty.de before the site was taken offline.
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History of theteaparty.de – a (short) personal view back
It all has to start somewhere and theteaparty.de was the start of everything when it comes to Stargazer Design.
The website started as a fanpage back in late 2000 and was the first website I’ve ever created. At the beginning the site was completely in German and it didn’t take long before the band became aware of it and asked to make it to the official German Tea Party site, which lead to a link on the startpage of teaparty.com. Along with this EMI Germany invited me to their German Headquarter in Cologne to discuss promo and marketing aspects and printed the URL theteaparty.de on official promo items and in ads, addtional (sometimes exclusive) to the official URL.
The more popular the site became, the more people asked me if I can run the site in English, ’cause back in the days Facebook & Co was none-existent and the official website wasn’t updated very often (_understatement_). So theteaparty.de became bilingual and was featured in magazines like VISIONS (big German music magazine) or COM! (Computer magazine). I also fed German music magazines with the latest Tea Party news, which they printed along with the URL theteaparty.de. That was nice and made the site even more popular.
I would like to thanks all he people who supported me while the project was up and running! Too many to name here, but friendships were build out of this and still exist! Thanks for the great time! ~Marco