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How the Sway Boys are Moving Beyond TikTok

Sway House

If you spend a lot of time on TikTok, you’ve probably already heard of the Sway House. On the other hand, the person who only uses this particular social media platform occasionally may not have the foggiest idea what someone is talking about when they mention this topic. As it turns out, the Sway House was definitely in the news a lot, and not always for reasons that people would want to be involved with. It no longer exists, but if you're curious to know what it is and what has happened to the people who are involved with it since its demise, here you go.

The Sway House- What Was It?

The Sway House was designed to be sort of a frat house for people that were interested in creating TikTok content on a daily basis. The house was initially thought of by Talent X and ended up being one of several houses formed for the purposes of creating TikTok content. Up until 2019, none of these houses existed. It was rather short-lived, because this particular house and several more like it ceased to exist in February of this year. Even though the people who were living there only had a little more than a year to experience it, it seems that it was indeed quite an experience. Aside from creating a lot of content for TikTok, the houses became rather infamous for late-night parties that were more than a little bit wild. In fact, it seems that practically anything went at these parties, no matter how outrageous or extreme it might be. As a matter of fact, some people even went as far as to suggest that the different houses were actually competing with one another in order to see which one of them could be involved with the most extreme antics possible. It's true, that kind of thing might make for some good social media content from time to time, but it also got them a lot of attention that they didn't really want. That's part of the reason that the houses have ceased to exist little more than a year after they were formed. By the time it was all said and done, there was a lot more negative press associated with these houses than anything else. As a result, virtually everyone involved with their development started trying to find ways to distance themselves from the houses and even the people who were staying in them.

The Sway Boys

The Sway House involved seven occupants- Quinton Griggs, Kio Cyr, Anthony Reeves, Noah Beck, Jaden Hossler, Bryce Hall, Griffin Johnson and Josh Richards. The overwhelming majority of individuals involved with the Sway House say that as far as they're concerned, it was a positive experience overall. As a matter of fact, they all claim that they willingly enjoyed the typical type of time that most people of their age enjoy when they're living in Los Angeles, allowing the parties to be as wild as they wanted them to be. However, they also say that they were largely the ones that decided that it was time to move on to bigger and better things. Whether or not that is true remains to be seen. The truth is, there's probably a little bit of the official story and a little bit of their story that has some truth to it, as is the case with most things. The point is, these were some of TikTok’s biggest stars before they moved into the Sway House and now, they seem to be moving on to do other things. In some cases, they're moving in individual directions and in others, they're still very much joined together. Many of them have admitted that after they experienced so many things together at such a young age, it would be virtually impossible to simply file that part of their life away and move on to something else without being influenced by it in any capacity. However, most of the individuals involved are also very conscientious about the potential dangers of remaining stagnant, whether you are a social media star or involved in virtually anything else. As a result, they're all very keen on moving forward, growing and learning from their past experiences. They say that they want to continue to grow and experience new things, whether they are enjoying those experiences together or apart.

Signs of Problems Early On

There were signs of problems early on that came along before the house was finally declared officially over. In fact, a lot of the original members started leaving about midway through the experience. In some cases, it was because they got into legal trouble and in others, it seemed to be out of a genuine interest in distancing themselves from the things that were going on there. People in the neighborhood were becoming increasingly irritated with the antics and the house, even though it was being talked about more and more, was generating a great deal of negative press. So, after everything that's happened, what are the individuals who were involved with the Sway House doing today? It probably won't surprise you that they're still largely involved with creating content for social media platforms. However, some of them have moved on from TikTok in order to get involved in other platforms that they feel are largely untapped by their particular talents. As a matter of fact, they will all be getting together soon for a Christmas special that will occur on no other platform than Facebook. That comes as a surprise to a lot of people, especially given the fact that traditionally, Facebook has largely stayed away from these types of situations. Nevertheless, they too are trying to remain relevant in a world where it's becoming harder and harder to do so. As such, they're willing to pluck some talent from other social media platforms that are doing better than they are. In the case of the Sway boys, they're ready to answer the call.

Allen Lee

Written by Allen Lee

Allen Lee is a Toronto-based freelance writer who studied business in school but has since turned to other pursuits. He spends more time than is perhaps wise with his eyes fixed on a screen either reading history books, keeping up with international news, or playing the latest releases on the Steam platform, which serve as the subject matter for much of his writing output. Currently, Lee is practicing the smidgen of Chinese that he picked up while visiting the Chinese mainland in hopes of someday being able to read certain historical texts in their original language.

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