So what does Sunday at Summer in the City 2014 have in store?
After a pleasantly quiet Creator Day, then an explosively busy Saturday, we were surprised that anyone had the energy to get down to Alexandra Palace for the Sunday. And then there was the rain…
Yep, TenEighty got to Ally Pally about half an hour before the doors open, and there was already this massive line. It had been raining since 6AM, and people still turned out. Dedication!
“DON’T RUN” yelled volunteers as they greeted fans. We thought it’d never work at a YouTube Gathering, but it did. Everyone was mostly calm and walked in calmly. Still though, could you imagine being these two trying to sweep all the water away as 8 thousand people entered the venue? No thank you.
Ready at his merch stand in the Creator Village, BriBry took selfies with wet fans. Surely this is the best way to cheer up after being soaked for 2 hours?
Tanya Burr was the first YouTuber you could line up for at the meet-and-greets. Here she is slaying at 11.30AM. How anyone can look that good at that time on a Sunday morning is beyond us.
Charlie McDonnell screened his new short film Strangers In A Bed at Summer in the City. The room was packed out with people eager to get the first look which stared Jack Howard having a western-style stand off with an American man over a hotel bed. It was cute, a lot of ‘awws’ from the audience.
Will Dixon hit the main stage at 1pm, and here he is trying to get that high-pitched note just right. Because, y’kno, his music is full of those. (it’s not…)
We agree with Jamie’s Face here, we’re disgusted at whatever it is David Levitz is saying about vlogging. How dare David Levitz tell Jamie how to vlog. Jamie’s an expert on all that stuff.
Jim Chapman here, meeting, greeting, selfie-ing. Is that a word yet? It should be. If ‘selfie’ is now in the Oxford Dictionary then it needs a verb to back up its legitimate status as a word
Benjamin Cook made it over to the TenEighty stand, and instead of simply signing copies of the magazine like Louise Pentland did the day before, he decided to annotate them. One copy he wrote something rude in it and pretended Marcus Butler wrote it. We made sure we didn’t sell that copy… just in case.
The Long Form Panel was full of debate and interesting advice. However, it was Hazel Hayes’s practical joke on Anna and Jonathan Saccone-Joly that stuck out throughout the panel. Hazel got everyone to silently wave at the couple as they turned up a few minutes late. This joke carried on, whenever someone new entered the room everyone would stop, turn and wave. Completely silent.
There was a surprise Jamie’s Face panel on the main stage featuring Carrie Hope Fletcher, Emma Blackery, Tom Burns and Adam Spence. Jamie made them all do the cinnamon challenge on stage. We have more pictures of that here. It completely backfired on Jamie.
Lex Croucher sharing advice with people at the Mental Health panel. The panel also featured Gary C, Tom Ridgewell and Wot Fanar from NerdCubed.
Those crazy Project Six boys did all sorts of things at there meet-and-greets. Jake Boys, Adam Waithe, Jamie Cotrell and Sam King really gave their fans something special.
We’ve never kept it a secret, here at TenEighty we’re big fans of Dave Giles. Here he is strumming a guitar and looking warmly towards his band.
And look whose back on the main stage again? BriBry playing the drums during Dave Giles set. We’ve got loads more pictures of this set over on Tumblr.
Louis Cole was a complete superstar throughout the weekend. Here he made sure everyone got a photo with him, even those waiting in the line. The day before he was out in the arena area for hours letting people meet him. He really cares about his fans.
We will be honest, behind the scenes many YouTubers make fun of people with “free hugs” signs. It use to be the biggest YouTube craze, and then it just became annoying to most people. But these girls are killing it. Did they mistake Summer in the City for a Look Book convention?
Helen Anderson was probably one of the only people to sit down at her meet-and-greets. We don’t blame her, after her stunning performance the day before on the main stage she must’ve been knackered. However tired she was or wasn’t, Helen’s never too shy to pose with a comical grin.
It’s a true bromance isn’t it. Sam Pepper and Mazzi Maz were accompanied by Harrison Webb on the main stage. They whipped through songs and games, and even got audience members up on stage to assist them.
We just love this photo of Mazzi Maz. It’s incredible. Can’t remember what he’s screaming though…
Conor Jatter, Tom Webster and Dan Attfield of the RH experience were stopped by fans while wondering around the venue. Later on in the day Conor was on the Smaller YouTubers Panel which is widely considered the best panel at Summer in the City 2014. More on that from TenEighty later this week!
Lancifer may have burned a ukelele on stage the day before, but it didn’t stop Jenny Bingham whipping out hers. Ha, we’ll show you Lancifer, the ukelele is cool, right guys?
Glitter Time happened twice over the weekend. That’s how important Louise Pentland has become in the YouTube community. Both days were packed out, but we enjoyed Sunday’s session the most. At TenEighty we thoroughly enjoy this picture because Louise looks like a secondary school teacher dismissing naughty children!
Pete Bucknall here having a good ol’ laugh at Gary C posing for a picture. As always, Gary was full of energy throughout the event, making sure he had his best face on for everyone who approached him. What a sport!
Sensual, moody, powerful: Orla Gartland hit the stage at 4.20. Yeah, we just made up those words at the start of this caption. Check out more photos from this set by clicking here!
Ryan O’Connor was about and for once it looks like he’s about to smile. Can’t you see? Look, his lips aren’t in their usual miserably low position. They’re slightly higher than usual. Only by a smidge, but, still…
We don’t even think this picture needs any words. Isn’t it just mesmerising. Joe Sugg in a burger hat and Caspar Lee in a hot dog hat. This is all.
Bethan Mary Leadley has come a long long way since her first Summer in the City performance. She’s transformed from a shy girl behind an acoustic guitar, to a rockstar performer with full band. We’re very proud of her at TenEighty.
Oh, we didn’t see you there! It’s Deputy Editor Alex Brinnand and Editor Teoh Lander-Boyce posing with the first physical copy of TenEighty Magazine. We are so proud of how far TenEighty has come in such a short time, and this was our brief moment to revel in it and pretend we were like proper YouTube famous or something.
Patty Walters and his band As It Is was probably the best thing to hit the main stage. And we don’t even have to say it, you can just look at all of the pictures we took and feel the energy. Bet you wish you were at Summer in the City.
Emma Blackery raised £26,001 for charity and this was the moment that she shaved off on the main stage. Her father did the honours, and gave us all some light humour by shaving down the middle of her head first!
Once the hair was off everyone on stage rushed around to give Emma a big hug. Can you spot everyone? There’s Louis, that’s the back of Ja Son’s head there, we think I see Tom Law… is that Dodie? We can’t tell. And whose curly hair is that? For more pictures of this, check out our tumblr photo set.
Jack Howard and Dean Dobbs dressed up as cavemen for one of the multiple sketches they treated us to. They were the headline act at Summer in the City, and they put on a great show.
This was the moment that Alexandra Palace erupted with teenagers and geeky adults screaming the word ‘Consent.’ Loads of YouTubers invaded the stage to dance with Jack and Dean while Daniel Dobbs and Carlos Montero rocked out on guitars. Isn’t YouTube naff but beautiful?
And there you have it. The organisers of the event – Luke Cutforth, Tom Burns, Dave Bullas, Jazza John and Liam Dryden – all posed for a picture and thanked the crowd for attending.
Maybe it was the fact it was the last day, but Sunday was a far more emotional day than the others. With Emma shaving her hair, the stage invasion during Consent or the Summer in the City organisers goodbye, it truly was a day that showed everyone that we are part of something astoundingly big.
We are a community and we are together. We’ve pulled through hard times, and here we are. Yes, that last sentence is cliché ridden and naff. But honestly, that’s how everybody felt right there and then.
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For more pictures from Sunday at Summer in the City check out our Facebook Album here, or take your pick from the following photo-sets over on Tumblr:
- Will Dixon
- Jamie’s Face Panel with Tom Burns, Emma Blackery, Carrie Hope Fletcher & Adam Spence
- Dave Giles with BriBry
- Sam Pepper, Mazzi Maz & Harrison Webb
- Orla Gartland
- Joe Sugg & Caspar Lee
- Bethan Mary Leadley
- Patty Walters & AS IT IS
- Emma Blackery
- Jack & Dean LIVE!
- Chip Daddy, Jake Boys, Adam Waithe & Sam King Signing
- Sam Pepper, Mazzi Maz & Harrison Webb Signing
- Helen Anderson Signing
- Benjamin Cook at the TenEighty Stand
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