Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Summer in the City 2013

Oh my goodness what a weekend! Probably the most crazy one I've had in a long time, and that's after attending Vidcon.

Friday - Summer warm-up gig

Up and out of the flat on the 10:43am train (hoping Doc will be fine for 4 days). Got to London and travelled up to the hotel in Totteridge and Whetstone, check in and then headed down to Alley Pally to help with the set-up. Was completely amazed by the size of the place, beautiful building with a beautiful view. Once we had helped as much as possible we headed down to the O2 Islington for the gig, where we helped scan and tag up some early bird SitC tickets/bands and then enjoyed various acts such as Tom Milson, Dave Giles, BriBry and Weebl. (The customer info sign on the tube was a thing I had to Instagram!)

Saturday and Sunday - Summer in the City

To sum this up as much as possible, I spent 2.5hours scanning tickets Saturday morning, followed by about 5hours or so on the SitC merchandise stand. Then Sunday consisted of front desk information, taking gifts to the green room, helping with queue organisation and various other duties. Sadly I didn't get a chance to see any of the panels and most of the main stage acts, but I still really enjoyed the weekend and I think the organisers appreciated our help.

CrochetPoodle made a great video documenting the weekend, I think they got it spot on:

Monday - Boat Party!

This was a chance finally relax after the long weekend and see friends away from the YouTube world. Let's just say we had quite a few drinks, but we didn't regret anything. I say that, my arms are aching lots thanks to me thinking it would be good to show off my poor attempt of a chin-up...

Again, the best video that shows off the evening is this one by Louis:

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Vidcon and San Francisco

I got sent to the US again, Los Angelas in fact, for Vidcon. This is the worlds largest YouTube gathering and this year set a record of around 13,000 people! I spent most of my time sitting in panels, learning about the ways of YouTube and other social platforms. 

This was followed by a two day trip to the Future offices in San Francisco, was my first time there and oh my it's a lovely place from what I saw :) 

I could sit here and tell you about it all but to be honest I spent a tiny weeny bit of effort making this video: