Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Summer In The City | 2014

My first ever Meet and Greet!

This is my third year at this YouTube event, and it continues to blow me away each year. This weekend was probably the most special one I have been to, because so many things happened. If you had told past Cherry that she'd be on stage with Dan and Phil, that she'd be on a panel with some of her favourite vloggers AND have her own meet and greet... well I probably wouldn't have believed you.

Events like this really do make me feel overwhelmed, but in a very positive way, seeing my subscriber number become real human beings that I can hug and speak to is just such a wonderful heart warming thing.

My silver playbutton award for surpassing 100,000 subscribers! Ooh shiny!
Now if you don't know already, YouTube rewards their partners with awards for reaching large milestones such as 100,000 and 1 million! You usually fill out a form and they send it to you in the post... so to be asked to get it on the main stage at Summer In The City was a very big surprise! It was a bigger surprise that Dan and Phil were presenting it, I'd never really met them before - but I can tell you they are two lovely and genuine lads, and it was an absolute pleasure meeting them after being subscribed to them both for a long time.

I guess this is where I should say a HUGE thank you, to all of the people who give me unconditional love and support, I can't describe how grateful and thankful I am to all of you for making my life a wonderful one.

Receiving my 100,000 Subscribers Award from YouTube, with Dan and Phil.
After a long day of meeting loads of subscribers all around the venue, and going to watch panels, day one of Summer In The City was over. I had an even bigger day ahead of me, which was Sunday - which would consist of my first panel and my first ever meet and greet. It was safe to say I was extremely anxious and nervous, on top of other emotions (if I'm being honest this was a weekend of emotions high and low).

Sunday morning, I jumped in a taxi and whizzed over to Alexandra Palace for the start of the second day. I headed over to the room I was doing my vlogging panel in, with Louise (SprinkleOfGlitter).

Vlogging Panel - Panorama Room | Sunday 10th August

Louise (SprinkleOfGlitter) and I, before our panel. <3
The panel lasted for 1 hour, I think I did okay - I'll admit my mind went completely blank on some of the questions because I was nervous, but overall it was a positive experience.

I just want to say this woman (Louise) is so lovely, and one of the nicest/kind hearted people I spent time with this weekend. She knew how nervous I was and somehow made me feel a lot better about it, and was just a good friend to me, which I can't thank her enough for. (Thank you, Louise <3)

Later on in the day, I had to sneak out of Louise's GlitterTime (which by the way, was brilliant - she's got a fantastic stage presence!) which she caught me doing and made everyone wave at me. So much for a sneaky quiet exit hey? Slolslolslol.

I didn't want to leave but alas, it was time for my FIRST meet and greet! I was worried about this all weekend, I honestly didn't think many people would come and queue for me... I guess I don't feel like I am worthy of people waiting around for hours to say hello and to have a hug.

My meet and greet was at full capacity, and I was just so lost for words that I almost had a cry afterwards. I just want to say thank you, all of you who came truly made the weekend end on a high note - and I'm sorry if anybody couldn't meet me, I can assure you I wanted to meet you. Also, all of the letters and gifts were so sweet, I came home yesterday - wrapped myself up in my duvet and read all of them. My feelings escaped through my eyes.

I'm not one for putting my feelings or private life on the internet (because, just no) but this month started off really badly, my anxiety has come back in full force and I lost a best friend which has broken my heart. Point being, Summer In The City opened my eyes to how much support I have from countless friends, and so many of you guys - I just wanted to say thank you, which just doesn't seem enough. I'll hopefully be back to my happy positive self soon. Thanks for reading. 

(Also thank you to Chris, Gary, Pete, (some of the bestest friends) for putting up with me for 3 days! Thank you Tom, Dave, Jazza, Liam and Luke for organising another spectacular event!)



  1. Wish I could have been there but I just couldn't make it :(. I hope you feel better and everything works out ok for you. Please know that I care about you and appreciate all you do. *big huge virtual hug* <3

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  3. I went and watched the vlogging panel and I must say you were awesome. I wouldn't have thought you were nervous at all :-) it was an awesome weekend! Xx

  4. Ahh congratulations on your 100k subs! That's quite a lot. Summer in the city looks lovely - sadly I couldn't be there.

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