Ahead of HelloWorld Live, which is heading to Genting Arena next month, YouTube stars Caspar Lee and Oli White visited high schools in Oldbury and Coventry where they talked to star-struck pupils about their incredibly successful careers.
YouTube creators Caspar Lee and Oli White have a combined following of over 10million subscribers across their main channels. Earlier this week I made my way to Bristnall Hall Academy in Oldbury to catch up with them as they held a Q&A session with some incredibly excited students, as well as sharing their journey’s from high school teens to YouTube superstars.
On the 28th and 29th of October, Caspar and Oli will be joined at HelloWorld – an immersive live event set to take over Genting Arena – by fellow creators including Zoella, PointlessBlog, Joe Sugg, Jim Chapman and more. The pair were quick to express their excitement.
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The pair were quick to express their excitement. “The HelloWorld experience is going to be like nothing you’ve ever seen before,” Oli, 22, said. Caspar, 23, mirrored Oli’s opinions telling me it’s everything he’s ever wanted in a live event: “I’ve been to a lot of them before, I’ve enjoyed them but I’ve never seen anything set out to be this big from day one.”
HelloWorld is the first event of this kind. With interactive sections and stages, it allows Caspar and Oli to connect with their audience like never before. “What’s so special about this event is that it’s just completely different. It isn’t just one stage – there is going to be a giant stage and a massive sun – and it’s going to go from being really sunny to turning to night,” Oli said. “The whole world is going to change and I think that’s the most exciting thing for us. We have done quite a lot of events, but this is so different – it’s really fresh. I’m so excited for it.”
It’s unique to every single person who lives a completely different life to someone else.
Having both built their careers around the world of YouTube, Caspar and Oli both have positive thoughts on what lies ahead in the future for vlogging. “The market is going to get really saturated. Anyone has access to a camera nowadays and the audio’s just going to get better and better.
“People will start creating ways to incubate and create new talent on the platform. The amount of views some vloggers are getting a month now is insane, some of them are getting around 700million views a month which is unbelievable,” Caspar said.
“It’s unique to every single person who lives a completely different life to someone else, and I think them sharing what they do in a day and their experiences is very unique to that person,” Oli added.
“I love vlogging, I think of it as a video diary. I have videos that I can look back on from two or three years ago when myself and Caspar went to a festival or a holiday. It’s just amazing that those memories are always there.”
Before making their way to the school, Caspar and Oli got some time to check out Genting Arena, but Caspar admitted he’s already looking forward to coming back to the city next month.
“Birmingham happens to be my favourite city starting with a b,” Caspar joked. “We got to see a little bit of the Genting Arena – that was really cool.
“I tried to get some food – I wanted to try out some of the local cuisine – but we didn’t have time. Hopefully we can go get a little more Birmingham in me. I’m the curry guy; I did a thing once where I had a curry in different countries for a video. It was probably the weirdest thing I’ve ever done. But I should have come to Birmingham.”
Reflecting on their time talking to students at Bristnall Hall Academy, Caspar said “It’s been incredible to chat to some students in the area and hopefully motivate them into anything that they want to go in to in the future by saying that it’s important to do well in school, but it’s also important to start working on their futures while they’re there.”
Discover more about HelloWorld Live here!