YouNow Rising Stars - Danny Tee
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YouNow Meetup - Birmingham, UK
Hi, my name is Piers Roberts.
On the 25th February I hosted a meet up sponsored by YouNow. It was the first time I’d ever seen anyone from YouNow in person, so I was slightly apprehensive to say the least, but this apprehension was soon put to rest and an excellent day ensued.
I was forced to wake up at 8am and then hopped on the train at 10 to be in Birmingham by 12. Funnily enough, I was one of the last to arrive to my own meet up. Corey-Jake Middleton, who ran up to me to receive a hug, closely followed by the others, greeted me warmly.
We waited around for 30 minutes for more people to come along, then we moved on to the fun times. We weaved through crowds and managed to find ourselves right outside the Apple store! We all piled in at speed, with the intention of broadcasting live in the Apple store. Sadly this didn’t happen, for some reason YouNow wouldn’t load, and to top it off, we were kindly “asked to leave”.
We weren’t about to let this stop us! As soon we were outside Corey opened up the app on his iPad and started to broadcast, but yet again we were let down, this time by the appalling 3G signal.
By this time we were all starving, so we decided that Nandos was definitely the place to be. Marina Joyce decided to try to get Danny Tee to eat the hottest sauce they had. Danny stepped up to the plate, and just easily conquered his challenge with ease. We stayed in Nandos for a good length of time, just talking with each other around a huge round table.
After lunch Lauren Berry and Brandon Murphy went into an underwear shop, where they proceeded to have more fun, eventually resulting in them being asked to leave, whilst the rest of us made our way to Selfridges – a huge department store, but on the way Corey found a friendly looking man to take a group picture of us. When we got to Selfridges we decided to play a big game of hide and seek on all four floors of this humungous department store, but Robert Kinbrum and I (the seekers) soon found out that this was a leviathan task. So we then decided to narrow it down to just the bottom floor, which was still huge.
This time it was Abigail Green’s time to find everyone, along with Ellis Marriott. Of course Robert and I were the first to be found, so we decided to help out and find the others, but this was easier said than done. Corey and Lauren Berry, and Brandon Murphy and Marina Joyce had both hidden in the elevator and gone up to the second floor, the dirty cheats! Instant disqualification! Hannah Newnham and Morgan Murphy won the round of hide and seek, so they both won t-shirts.
To make things more interesting, we decided to step up the game, I promised to give away a hoodie of mine, so Robert and I hid and waited for someone to find us. Hannah Newnham was the first to find us, and therefore won the hoodie.
After a long and exciting day it was time for me to head home, so I said goodbye at the train station, got on my train and set off home with Brandon Murphy chasing after the train calling my name.
Thank you to everyone who came. It was an amazing day, enjoyed by all. I hope to see everyone soon!
Why I Love YouNow - by Danny Tee
Hey there. My name’s Danny Tee and I first started YouNow in the middle of January after my friend Spike Padley introduced me to the site. I decided to give it a shot and did my first broadcast, and I haven’t looked back since.
At time of writing this, I’ve been on YouNow for just over a month, and already a lot has changed about me - I’m more talkative, I’m more confident in myself and my self-esteem has improved - and this has been the main reason why I started broadcasting. Truth be told, I actually didn’t know about the prizes you get from getting fans until after my first week on the site, and I’ve recently won the HD webcam. I’ve encountered many people from all walks of life during my time here, and I’ve enjoyed meeting every one of them - even the “haters”.
Now, one of my biggest worries about joining this site was the amount of people who are aged 21 and younger, and that I wouldn’t have a place here, but after seeing the likes of MsSassy Neighbour, I learned that no matter how old you are, there will always be an appreciative audience. And it is through this that I’ve made some amazing friends (such as James Jones, Krissy Hunt, Corey-Jake Middleton, Piers Roberts, Rosie Cotton, Abigail Green, Adam Shallcross and Nick and Adam Buongiovanni) and I’m grateful for how welcome they’ve made me feel.
And I probably would not be on here had it not been for the support of two friends of mine - Thomas Wetherall and Robert Kinbrum - who encouraged me to carry on when I first started out. This site has done so much for me, not just in building up my esteem but also by giving me motivation to make videos on my Youtube channel. I’ve done things I never thought I’d do - I’ve sang, I’ve taken up keyboard again, I’ve danced (despite my terrible moves) and I’ve even dressed up, all for the amusement of you guys.
So this is my thanks, to the amazing team behind YouNow for all their hard work into this website, it’s completely amazing and it’s addictive. I enjoy taking part in the karaoke competition and the Reality School Game Show every week. And also thanks to the many people who became a fan, because it’s not just the broadcasters who make the site what it is, it’s those who like to watch too. I’m glad to have entertained you all in some way, and I hope I can continue to do so in future.