This past weekend I attended a YouTube convention called Playlist Live. The event lasted from Friday, March 21st through the 23rd .
The point of the event is so that Youtubers can meet their viewers and give advice to any people who are planning to create their own channels. If I had to describe it in one word it would be: MADNESS.
|Hotel Lobby (see if you can spot Brittani Louise Taylor) |
|People around Toby Turner|
I will start by telling you all of the negative parts of my experience.
The whole event was highly disorganized. Everywhere was filled with screaming girls who often crowded a room up to its full capacity. There was plenty of pushing, screaming, running, stalking, and craziness. Much of the time I felt incredibly overwhelmed and frustrated.
When it came to meet and greets the guards failed to create an organized line system.
*Side Story: Sunday afternoon my friend Angelica and I tried to meet Zoella, Tanya Burr and Louise Pentland. We got there very early, when there wasn't very many people waiting. Then after about 30 minutes hundreds of girls started piling in. The security was obviously unprepared and forced us all to “keep on walking” instead of starting to form a line. This caused unnecessary confusion. Angelica and I pushed our way to the front and stayed there for nearly 4 hours with literally no space between us. We were jam packed with hundreds of girls, basically in a claustrophobic nightmare. After all of that, we ended up not even meeting them since the lady decided to hand out only 200 tickets randomly. Most of the people she handed them out to were people who weren’t there nearly as long as we were.
Now onto a more positive note, I was able to meet or at least see many of the Youtubers that I watch. Most of them were really sweet and nice, while others seemed as frustrated and overwhelmed as I often did.
People I Met:
|My friend Kiara, Mazzi Maz, my friend Angelica, me|
|Swoozie (also a Trini!)|
|thecomputernerd01 (Josh Chomik) |
*Side Story: After SDK was on stage, Josh Chomik took the time to praise God for all of his success. This took a lot of guts, considering not all of the audience applauded him. This was a really commendable act and I definitely have a lot more love and respect for Josh.
|missglamorazzi (Ingrid Nilson)|
|missmeghanmakeup (Meghan Hughes)|
|beautybaby44 (Lindsey Hughes)|
|strawberryelectric48 (Kristee Vetter)|
|Louis Cole, Steve Booker, Ben Brown|
People I Spotted:
|Tyler Oakley and a baby|
|Ricky Dillon trying to eat his bagel in peace|
*Side Story: In this picture we were seated down at Jenna Marble's meet and greet. We had the golden opportunity to meet her but we left the room thinking that we were late to meet Dan and Phil. Turns out we weren't and basically had no chance of even meeting them..... Golden opportunity wasted.
|Tyler Oakley, Jim Chapman, Marcus Butler, Alfie Deyes, Caspar Lee, Joe Sugg|
|Project Library Breakout Session|
|Beauty Guru Session: ilikeweylie (Weylie Hoang), makeupbymandy24 (Amanda Steele), missglamorazzi (Ingrid Nilson), beautybaby44 (Lindsey Hughes)|
|Lia and Jonah Green|
All in all Playlist Live was a good experience and I'm glad that I attended. However, I'm not quite sure if I would be up to going next year because of all the craziness.
*I apologize that many of the pictures are very blurry. The pics were taken with different cameras and many taken in a rush.