OMG VidCon was epic, guys!
It’s just a shame most of us had to experience it vicariously through the people who actually managed to attend this year’s convention. Let’s just be thankful for social media and our generation’s undeniable talent for shamelessly plugging whatever they’re doing all over the Internet.
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, VidCon is THE annual event in the YouTube calendar, which sees creators and fans coming together for a weekend of fun. There are panels, performances and an exhausting amount of meet and greets.
Now that VidCon’s finished lets have a look at what we learned from this year.
1. Get a ticket.
I'm getting major FOMO looking at all these #VIDCON2015 tweets 💔😢
— Adam (@whataboutadam) July 25, 2015
Alternatively face about six months of everyone looking forward to VidCon, the days of the convention itself, and then another week of everyone who attended VidCon going off to explore the USA. Then it’s Christmas. Then it’s VidCon again.
2. This is what Riyadh Khalaf’s empty suitcase looks like.
— Riyadh Khalaf (@RiyadhK) July 21, 2015
Full of our unfulfilled hopes and dreams.
3. The party didn’t start until Dean Dobbs walked in.
Feeling sick. Back in the hotel room by 8pm. Rockstar.
— Scream Dobbs (@DeanDobbs) July 24, 2015
It’s OK, he perked up eventually.
4. YouTubers detest being in front of the camera.
Did you lose your squad? Don’t worry, these guys will adopt you.
5. The thirst isn’t just real – it’s unquenchable.
— Calum McSwiggan (@CalumMcSwiggan) July 23, 2015
Um, no comment.
6. The Hulk likes a good ukulele cover.
Fuck I'm dead I died pic.twitter.com/KmpKK3fdhG
— do(die) (@doddleoddle) July 24, 2015
Don’t worry, multiple sources tell us that Dodie Clark is alive and well, though still in shock.
7. Somehow this happened.
A stampede just broke through the barriers because they thought they saw JC and Kian, it was actually me and niki and it was SO awkward
— Spoopy Sammy 💀 (@SammyAlbon) July 24, 2015
Like, we KINDA see it… But also, what the actual hell?
8. Stripes are in this year.
There is so much happening here. I think PJ's story might be my favourite.
— Jack Howard (@JackHoward) July 24, 2015
Oh and we’re drooling. Those stripes, man.
9. This was, unquestionably, the real MVP of VidCon.
— Evan DEADinger (@EvanEdinger) July 24, 2015
Hank who? Nah, everybody was after a selfie with Nathan Zed.
10. Big things are coming for our favourite video-sharing platform.
YouTube launching 360 degree 3-d video. Virtual reality is coming. #VIDCON2015
— John Green (@johngreen) July 24, 2015
BORING. Back to the YouTubers.
11. The Phandwich became something we all wanted to experience, at least just once.
help me i'm in a phandwich pic.twitter.com/HqoqdMjDHy
— Tyler Oakley (@tyleroakley) July 24, 2015
Try not to read into the chemistry going on here, we did and we’re in a spiraling vortex of fanfic ideas and can’t escape.
12. The Race and Representation panel kicked ass.
— Hex Croucher ✨💀 (@lexcanroar) July 24, 2015
Three cheers for VidCon thinking progressively!
13. Some people just aren’t welcome at VidCon any more.
— ~ stirling ~ (@mychoiyoungjae) July 26, 2015
Or online in general. Take the hint, dude.
14. Doug Armstrong made everyone weep.
sorry guys but no new video today as I'm currently working real hard at vidcon (on my tan) will be back next Sat!😆😎☀️ pic.twitter.com/GnrNbYJ7Qh
— Doug Armstrong (@DougArmstrong) July 25, 2015
But also hate him.
15. But then, EVERYONE has haters.
— Rosianna Halse Rojas (@papertimelady) July 24, 2015
And here’s how to deal with them.
16. Charlie McDonnell looks like this.
been dating this dude for 2 years today. 10/10 would date again. pic.twitter.com/YgtZKEhstk
— Emily Diana Ruth (@emilydianaruth) July 25, 2015
‘Sensational’ is the word you are looking for.
17. YouTube announced the new diamond level Play Button Award.
YIKES. Turns out there’s already 35 channels who’ve reached the 10 million mark, stay tuned for when some of our UK creators hit it soon!
18. Bry is one of us.
Special love and wishes to everyone else NOT at Vidcon.
We're still good people.
Still valued by society.
— Bry 🐼 (@BryOnTour) July 24, 2015
What a gem.
19. Caspar wasn’t there either.
When you're not at Vidcon and see your favourite people posting all about it on social media. pic.twitter.com/cT3vALD4A5
— Caspar Lee (@Caspar_Lee) July 24, 2015
20. VidCon was full of shrewd observations.
[Insert joke about the first episode of Becoming YouTube 2 being released and miracles.]
WHY DOES BEN COOK LOOK LIKE JESUS IF HE HAD BLACK HAIR
— heather rae (@hesitantheather) July 23, 2015
21. This was a thing.
— killthePJ (@kickthepj) July 25, 2015
We just can’t believe he went on stage wearing a shirt like that.
22. It was just like the old days.
23. The community really came together this year.
GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE pic.twitter.com/fm1bMpsq2R
— TombScare (@thetomska) July 25, 2015
Nicely put, Tom Ridgewell.
24. With some help from a horse ebook (don’t look at us like that – it’s the internet, people) Liam Dryden managed to sum up the whole event.
VidCon more like https://t.co/06ZivFMqi4
— Liam Dryden (@LiamDrydenEtc) July 25, 2015
We’re exhausted and we didn’t even go to VidCon. Did we mention how we didn’t go to VidCon?
25. Evan Edinger tweeted this pun.
I'm balls deep at Vidcon pic.twitter.com/V4M6NRh8Ig
— Evan DEADinger (@EvanEdinger) July 25, 2015
And that was the last time we ever saw him.
26. It was all a bit too much for Hannah Witton.
Caption this photo: pic.twitter.com/jqdReFrsG6
— Alayna Fender (@MissFenderr) July 26, 2015
“THEY FIXED THE SUBSCRIPTION BOX!”
27. Post-VidCon seems like fun, we guess.
Imagine getting off the ride, full of adrenaline, running to the photography bit screaming with happiness only to find your entire face was obscured by Evan Edinger. Just imagine it.
28. The party just doesn’t end.
Well what a fantastic day at Disneyland!! Feel so lucky to have such great friends to share it with! <3 this vlog will be insane!!
— Roland (@RolyUnGashaa) July 27, 2015
Us, bitter and jealous?! No you must be confusing us with some other YouTube based magazine.
29. VidCon is amazing.
— Scary McDonnell (@coollike) July 23, 2015
VidCon is life.
So, to recap:
VidCon looked alright, generally people seemed to have a pleasant time and, um, we TOTALLY want to go next year.