Viral stars arrive at Playlist Live

By Veronica Figueroa Benitez
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The world of social media is constantly growing, due greatly to this generation’s desire for instant, interactive connectivity, and as a result, YouTube. This March, the YouTube community is coming to our backyard through a convention called Playlist Live 2011.

Playlist Live 2011 is a two-day convention that brings the YouTube community and its fans together to celebrate new media. There will be meet-ups with the celebs and vloggers, performances, autograph signings, and merchandise for sale.

It will be held at Orlando’s Marriott World Center Resort during the weekend of March 26-27. The hotel is even lowering their rates to 124 dollars per night for this event! Guests of the hotel who are attending Playlist Live 2011 will also get 10 percent off of the day spa and golf course at the hotel; but honestly, who is going to be worried about working on their backswing when they get to hangout with their favorite YouTube celebrities?

Sophie Erikkson, a fan of YouTube star KassemG since 2008, is traveling all the way from Sweden to attend this event. “The thing is that I am staying in New York from March 18 to April 18, so that’s why I can attend this awesome gathering,” Erikkson said.

The lineup of Playlist Live includes Julian Smith, Timothy DeLaGhetto, Mystery Guitar Man, Meekakitty, AndrewBravener, ThoseGuys and many more.

“I am expecting it to be honestly one of the best days of my life. The people at this event are amazingly clever and talented. I’ve wanted to meet all of them from the first time I saw their stuff,” Sarah Obarski commented about her expectations.

Tickets for Playlist Live run from the Standard $69.99, the Standard ticket+line pass $119.98, and the Collector’s ticket $134.98.

Want the easy way of getting tickets? You can enter your Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and e-mail accounts into their contest in order to get free tickets to the event. You can even enter your Facebook and Twitter accounts every day for a better chance at scoring free tickets!

For more information on Playlist Live visit See you on March 26!