Hey Everyone, This year I was lucky enough to go to Summer in the City 2016 with one of my best friends so I thought I would let you know about my experience.
Gina and I went for the whole weekend as we wanted to get the whole experience of Summer in the City and there were people we wanted to meet on both days.
The meet ups we went to on Saturday were Carly Rowena and then Victoria from IntheFrow and Roxi from Roxxsaurus.
Carly was one of the sweetest people I have ever met, talking to her felt like I was talking to a friend and she made us feel very special. She has inspired me in so many ways so it was so lovely to meet her in person as it made it more real.
To make it even more surreal she loved the card I gave her and put it on her Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat!
I really hope I get the chance to meet Carly again in the future because she was so lovely and made me smile!
I loved meeting Victoria and Roxi, they were both so lovely and easy to talk to. They both looked gorgeous and gave great hugs!
I have loved their videos for so long and I am so happy I got the chance to meet them in person!
I also saw Suzie from HelloOctober and Alix from ICovetThee who are two of my favourite YouTubers and they walked past me but I didn’t want to bother them so unfortunately I didn’t get to meet them like I hoped 🙁
On Saturday we were also lucky enough to meet Mark Ferris, who I absolutely love.
We couldn’t get tickets to his actual meet up but he did an impromptu meet up in the main hall so got to meet him really briefly but he was so sweet and also extremely tall.
Mark really went out of his way to meet as many fans as he could on Saturday and I really admire him for that.
Then on Sunday our meet up was for Jon Cozart.
I hadn’t watched many of Jon’s videos before coming to Summer in the City but we watched him perform on Saturday, once by himself then once with Dodie and saw him on a panel on Sunday and even just after watching his first performance I instantly fell in love with his personality.
He was so kind and funny and it’s hard not to smile when around him – he also complimented me on my hair, which made me smile!
On Saturday we mostly went to the meet ups and explored all the different areas as it was our first year at Summer in the City so we wanted to see what kind of things there were on offer- from merchandise stalls to fun fair rides.
Watching Jon perform was amazing and hilarious! For me it was the first time I had seen him perform and one of the first times I had seen any of his content so it was great!
In the evening we watched Dodie perform, which was incredible! Her songs were beautiful and her voice is just amazing!
I hadn’t heard any of Dodie’s songs before Saturday night so for me it made it even more speical, being able to see the songs performed live.
Then Jon joined Dodie on stage for some songs, which was also incredible!
Then after Dodie had finished all of her friends came on stage to dance and sing along with her which was so cute and really made me smile!
On Sunday we went to some panels, which we didn’t get to do on Saturday because all of the ones we wanted to go to were full.
We went to the Creative Process with Jack Howard, Nicki N’ Sammy, Vincent Kavanagh and Lucy Moon; it was so interesting to find out the different ways in which creators find the ideas for their videos or films.
The other panel we went to was the USA vs US Creator Experience – this panel was chaired by Evan Edinger with Jon Cozart, Jamie Jo, the Mandeville Sisters and Laurbubble. This panel was so interesting as they talked about how different situations were handled in both countries and how creators and viewers interacted.
All in all the weekend was absolutely incredible for me! I had so much fun meeting so many amazing people, listening to panels and watching unbelievable performances.
Thank you to everyone who made it so special and I hope I will get the chance to go next year 🙂
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