I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me to announce this show properly and loudly on the blog (that’s kind of what the musician blog is for), but I played at the Seattle Public Library with John and Hank Green, known to a slice of the YouTube viewer pie chart as the Vlog Brothers, and met The Katherine Green as well, and Kayley and Kristina of FiveAwesomeGirls, as well as many other awesome YouTube people whose (user)names I did not have a means of writing down.
The show was seriously a blast, I had the time of my life meeting all these great people whose enthusiasm I will never be able to imitate in any capacity. I also got two standing ovations — though I maintain that this was due to a misunderstanding, and they thought I was only going to do one song. We’ll call the first one a “Misunderstanding Ovation™.”
To those of you who came up to me and talked to me:
- thank you thank you thank you, you each reminded me that what I do with my YouTubing reaches real people, and meeting each one of you made my year.
- sorry I’m such an awkward turtle in real life [or IRL, as you may prefer to say].
At some point in the day Hank said to me that with YouTube videos, you only have to be funny or articulate 1 out of every 10 times, and then you just stitch the funny/articulate bits together into a video. In meeting me, you probably discovered that that is absolutely true.
I know they don’t read this, but I really want to thank John and Hank Green for even reaching out to me, and giving me the privilege of rocking their house for about 10 minutes.
I want to thank each and every person in that room for the Misunderstanding Ovation, and then the actual standing ovation, and for making me feel like a rock star despite the fact I was playing ukulele in the auditorium of a public library.
I want to thank whoever paid for my hotel room (was it the Penguin group? was it John?). The Red Bull and orange juice and Swedish fish were delicious, and probably cost you about $30. Oops.
Excuse me, I’m going to try and belatedly write a song about Paper Towns.