By: Megan Williams
The third edition of YouTube Fan Fest, after it’s launch in Singapore in 2013, promises to be bigger and better than ever before. A record breaking 34 YouTube creators will be gracing the stage at Singapore’s *SCAPE this weekend, and it is an event not to be missed. 2015 is a special year for the Fan Fest, marking YouTube's 10-year anniversary. For a decade now, YouTube has been a platform for creativity, individuality and entertainment- an exciting place for people of all ages and from all across the globe to innovate, and the Fan Fest is the perfect place to celebrate this milestone!
Stars from all over the world are here in Singapore to share their passion for creating online content, whatever that may be, with you! From gifted musicians such as Kurt Hugo Schneider, Tiffany Alvord and Jason Chen to the hilarious likes of JianHao Tan and Wong Fu Productions- the Fan Fest has it all! As all but a few of them sat on a stage made for far fewer to speak to the press yesterday, each coming from different backgrounds and speaking different languages, the overwhelming common factor was the irrefutable passion and drive they each had.
While they all agreed that their feedback had not always been positive, they each had their way of dealing with it. Lindy Tsang, BubzBeauty, advised that you just do your thing and focus on the people that love and care about you, saying that “you can be the sweetest, juiciest peach out there and at the end of the day, they don’t like peaches, so what are you going to do?” Timothy DeLaGhetto took a slightly different approach - “I feel like if someone is disrespectful to you for no reason, you’re allowed to say ‘oh yeah? Well, your mum’s ugly’”. And you definitely don’t want to mess with Dee Kosh, who has arguably the most effective way of handling the haters- finding out what school they are attending and writing to their principal!
We are going to continue to innovate, and the experience we are going to be able to provide our users with…is truly going to be awesome
The importance of collaboration in a community such as YouTube cannot be underestimated, as the most exciting results often come from working as a team- something YouTube allows people to do despite being on opposite sides of the globe. Kurt Hugo Schneider emphasised that, “collaboration is so important…getting a new sound and working with new people makes you creatively invigorated”, while MunahHirzi laughed at Dee Kosh for hijacking their collabs by bringing his own camera to shoots.
The weekend kick starts with a FREE red carpet event tonight (Friday 22nd May) at 6pm, outside *SCAPE, and tickets can still be purchased for the shows that will follow. There is something at the Fan Fest for everyone, from beauty tips to beatboxing to comedy skits, so don’t miss out!
Check out the official website below for more details:
Love Out Loud
Fall Out Boy
Set In Motion
Before You Exit
These Brittle Bones
Boys Like Girls
Hands Like Houses
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