Wednesday, November 5, 2008

YouTube to Stream Its First Ever Live Event

Here's some big news from YouTube that I got from an email the other day. "We wanted to let you know that November 22nd is the day to join your fellow YouTube fans online for a live streaming event that is part concert, part variety show and part party! Celebrate with YouTube live performances, celebrity guests, original videos, surprise collaborations and much more. Visit for details and updates.

Expect to see Internet-born stars like Soulja Boy Tell'em, Esmee Denters (viewed more than 100 million times on YouTube), and "Canon Rock" virtuoso Funtwo dazzling the crowd, along with mainstream acts like Akon who has the #12 Most Viewed YouTube Video of all time. There will also be a global b-boy showcase featuring dancers from the movie Planet B-boy; Discovery Channel's MythBusters will add their signature style of explosive experimentation; that humble little instrument, the ukulele (itself a giant YouTube trend), taking center stage; and perhaps a free hug or two. The Black Eyed Peas', three-time Grammy Award winner and Emmy winner for his groundbreaking video "Yes We Can," will unveil a brand new awareness raising video consisting entirely of user generated videos. Just added acts, include Fred, Jon M. Chu and The League of Extraordinary Dancers, Brandon Hardesty, Joe Satriani, Ask a Ninja, Katers 17, and The Spinto Band.

In addition, the "Vlog Squad," a group of long-time YouTube community members, will offer exclusive, behind-the-scenes access from different areas of the venue; William Sledd, Michael Buckley (What the Buck), Lisa Nova, and Tay Zonday have already been named as part of this ace reporting team. Tay Zonday will also put his unique pipes to work as the announcer for the show and Mike Relm will serve as house video jockey. Subscribe to and visit the YouTube Live channel for more updates:"

Here are a few videos from a few of the invitees who help explain this landmark event.

From: peron75
YouTube LIVE! Miley Vs Buck Vs Chu AGAIN?!
Please rate/comment/fave/subscribe! Yay!
For more information including who will be there! Make sure you subscribe and watch there for updates!! That is where you will watch LIVE on Nov 22!

From: charlestrippy
RickRolling Soulja Boy at YouTube Live!
So I was invited to the YouTube Live! event this Nov22! Yay, i'm totally going to RickRoll Soulja Boy (that bitch!)

Leave a comment, who else should I rick roll while i'm there?!