On 30th June, I traveled to London for the day to attend Bethany Mota’s meet and greet at the YouTube space.
I left the house at 1:30pm and got into Paddington station at 5:02pm.
I then got on the tube to Kings cross which is probably my favorite area in London. If you ever get the chance to go you definitely should, i went in the day time but it is even more amazing at night time. While i was there i got to go inside the google headquarters as the YouTube space is attached to it. It took my breath away, it had the most amazing interiors i had ever seen.
After asking a member of staff where the event was, i decided to have a look in the famous YouTube creator store which is filled which anything and everything YouTube related, there were so many things i wanted to buy but i just bought Bethany’s book as that day they were selling books that she had signed.
When i had finished having a look round i walked to the queue to get into the event, while i was in the queue i met some super friendly young ladies and it made the time go a lot quicker. We ended up sitting together during the event, took a selfie together and followed each other on social media.
The YouTube space had been decorated for the event and they had set up the cutest displays of food and drinks which we were free to help ourselves to whatever we wanted. On this giant video board they were playing loads of Bethany’s videos and at the front of the room there was the stage area which had two director style chairs which said YouTube on them.
At 7pm, the host of the event walked up to the staff and introduced herself and then welcomed Bethany to the stage. When she walked out , everyone was clapping and cheering. She was wearing a black bodysuit, black jeans and nude heels. During the whole event she was smiley and very sweet. First the host asked Bethany some questions and then she let the audience ask Bethany some questions. The topics of the questions included the Pretty Little Liars finale, Miranda Sings and Dancing with the stars. Once the q&a had finished, the host thanked us for coming and said what would happen during the next section of the event.
The next section of the event was the meet & greet, everyone rushed to get into the queue but i had loads of time until my train home so i decided to check out the food displays with a girl called Laila i met in the queue outside. We were one of the last people who met Bethany which actually ended up working out in our favor as we got to spend more time with her.
After being a huge fan of Bethany’s since 2009, the moment finally came when i got to meet her and take a photo with her. She was one of the nicest people i have ever met, she said she liked my glasses. The camera man did not know how to use my camera and so i ended up with several really random two second videos until Bethany and the lady stood next to him helped him out and eventually the photo below was taken. This photo makes me smile whenever i see it. I was worried as i was so excited to see her that i was going to look awful in it so i was pleasantly surprised when i looked nice in the photo. After this was taken me and Bethany hugged and then i went back to my seat to wait for Laila as it was her go after mine. When Bethany was about to leave we went and said goodbye to her and she thanked us for coming and said goodbye as she walked past us and out of the area the event was held in.
Once it ended, me and Laila grabbed some free snacks and drinks for our journeys home. She walked to the Kings cross tube station and she showed me where to go and once my train arrived we hugged and said goodbye. I ended up having to wait over an hour from my train at Paddington train station so i went into Costa to grab something more filling to eat and to charge my phone. The train eventually arrived and i ended up getting home at 1:43am.
I hope you enjoyed getting more of an insight into my life, it was so much fun to write and share with you. Let me know if you like this type of post and if you would like more in the future.
Love Ella xxx