It’s fanfest feels again as YouTube FanFest had its Manila run last May 12 at the World Trade Center. YouTube FanFest Philippines or YTFFPH was kickstarted by everyone’s Pinoy boy, Mikey Bustos, with all his antics that sent guffaws of laughter from the audience. Coincidentally, Mikey was also this year’s YTFFPH host.
Aussie Jayden Rodrigues and his super dance crew gave everyone something to dance about, pun intended, as he paid tribute to the late great Michael Jackson. And even Iron Man had a piece of a performance dedicated to him.
Now who could say no to a shimmy dance with another funnybone, Lloyd Cafe Cadena sure got giggles as he shimmied his way to the stage in his babydoll dress yet with a rugged dude sneakers. Hilarity at its oddest indeed.
Filipina singing sensation Kristel Fulgar seems to have made the world stop momentarily as she belted out songs onstage and what a fitting follow-up was Jun Curry Ahn’s set as he serenaded the crowd whilst displaying his prowess in playing the violin.
Back-to-back YTFFPH attendee, Alex Wassabi, sweetened the deal as he returned this time with fellow YouTube and girlfriend, Lauren. They did Picture Challenge onstage and for the first time, also performed their song “My Side” to the delight of the Filipino audience.
Young female singer Megan Nicole hasn’t been in the Philippines since 2012’s Circuit Fest: Skate and Music Fest. While she did play the guitar then for her full set, she relied on her band this time around, with an attempt to show a more mature singing and a grown-up musicality.
We can sum up that this year’s YTFFPH has been another success. YTFF will still have festivals in other countries for the remainder of the year.
Visit www.YouTubeFanFest.com for details.
Till next year!
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