When MirandaSings announced she would be perfoming as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer, my sister and I jumped at the chance to see her on stage in person.
MirandaSings is a popular youtube sensation with over 1.9 million subscribers on youtube. I've been a fan of hers for over 2 years now and ever since her 'Starships' parody by Nikki Minaj, there hasn't been a video I've watched that hasn't made me laugh out loud.
I wasn't sure what to expect seeing a YouTuber live as I'm used to seeing musicians in bands performing in gig venues. However, since the youtube community has grown incredibly large over the past few years, the atmosphere was incredible and some younger girls were actually dressed in the typical MirandaSings character attire.
Unfortunately, we didn't manage to purchase meet and greet tickets, but took a selfie with the MirandaSings advertisement outside the venue.
Miranda's performance was absolutely incredible. She started off as Colleen Ballinger - who is completely stunning and has an amazing voice - then soon transitioned into Miranda.
Her performance was very interactive and there were plenty of occasions where audience participation was required. I loved every minute of her hour set and the experience was like watching an hour long MirandaSings video of all her best bits.
There were a few guest appearances from her sister, Rachel Ballinger, who actually recorded the crowd for part of her daily vlog on her YouTube channel (3:37).
I tweeted Colleen and MirandaSings photos from her performance and she followed me on twitter!
As the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is drawing to an end, MirandaSings has finished her shows in the city, however Colleen has mentioned on Twitter (@ColleenB123) that she is returning to Scotland with more tour dates! I will definitely be looking out for the ticket sale release and booking to see her (and hopefully meet her!) when she returns.
Who are your favourite YouTubers? Have you seen them live/been to any YouTube Conventions?