Kianna has been dying to go to the YouTube FanFest ever since she first heard about it. She wasn’t able to attend last year but this year she was in for a surprise! I reached out to my friend Christian Melanie Lee of Manila Concert Junkies and lo and behold we scored invites to the party. Melanie wanted it to be a surprise for Kianna so she only found out she was going when we were already on our way to the World Trade Center where it was held this year. Check out the video way down below to check out her reaction and to see some highlights of the show.
From last year’s venue, The Marriot to this year’s World Trade Center you can tell it became a huge success. This year’s FanFest featured 13 popular YouTube personalities. The event is totally free BUT the tickets went so fast. Believe it or not the 2nd sign up had the tickets being marked as reserved in less than a minute! Unbelievable!
Kianna was there to catch Connor Franta whose focus is lifestyle vlogs and short films. I couldn’t believe (or maybe I’m just too old!) at how much adulation was in the air for these personalities. The moment their names were announced everyone was screaming (it seemed like bloody murder to me!).
The YouTube FanFest shows just how far reaching these personalities are and the kind of influence they have on the youth today. What I liked about it was that the chosen personalities all had a positive impression which is important especially for those who are on YouTube (what seems like 24/7) most of the day.
Although these kinds of events are obviously NOT my thing, to help Kianna attend was one of the best moments.
She was starstruck and happy to see Connor Franta. Aside from the obvious reasons that he’s funny and cute he’s an inspiration.
Kianna’s excited for next year’s YouTube FanFest!
Thank you to Melanie and the Manila Concert Junkies Team!