Being a YouTube vlogger, I really enjoy the power of the site. It has launched the careers of many talented people, whether they be artists, musicians, actors, comedians, dancers, etc.
One of my favourite YouTubers is David Choi, a singer/songwriter/producer based in California. He has a huge following on YouTube, but being an unsigned artist means little to no publicity besides his own videos, Twitter, and website. However, YouTube being the huge influence that it is, David has recently been able to successfully complete a West coast tour, and will soon be embarking on a Northeastern tour, including my hometown, Toronto (his only Canadian date)!!
David explains why you should go see his shows, with the help of some famous YouTube friends.
I’ve been pretty active in trying to get David to come to Toronto, requesting him to come through Eventful.com and encouraging my friends to do the same (to no avail…!) And then, I moved to Montreal.
But, the stars aligned, and it turns out that he’ll be in Toronto during my reading week (spring break, for you Americans), during which I’ll be back in Toronto to “study”!
Anyway, with all the excitement, I tweeted about the show, and David graciously retweeted my tweet (of course, to publicize his tour, no doubt). I then looked at the growing guestlist for the event on Facebook, and noticed how it was comprised almost entirely of Asians (no surprise there). I just thought it was kind of funny, since the venue he’ll be playing at is so…not Asian.
I, of course, tweeted about it, and David sent this response:
If you’re into sweet lemonade, come join me in Toronto for this rare appearance by David Choi!
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Location: El Mocambo (464 Spadina Ave.) – Intersection: College & Spadina (The southbound streetcar from Spadina station, or westbound streetcar from College or University station will take you right there). Look for the huge neon sign with the palm tree.
Doors: 7 PM
Tix: $12 at the door (no presale – so arrive early!)
19+ event – bring your IDs!
From my experience, the ElMo is standing room only, so I’m hoping that the amount of small Asians at the event will prove to be beneficial to me and my short stature, haha!
For more info on his tour, visit his website.
See you there!!