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SF As One - Thanks for the Memories

By Big Joe Smith

The YouTube Team

With winds clocked at 60 mph on Pier 39 and rain pouring off and on (mostly on), the weather was hardly ideal for the As One user gathering last Saturday, February 23. The precipitation couldn't put a damper on spirits, though, as approximately 200 'Tubers braced against the storm and embraced their friends from YouTube. To make the occasion extra memorable, Mr. Safety, the organizer of the event, arranged a free cruise around the bay.

This was my third time attending a gathering in the last year, and I must say that each event has been a unique experience. While this was the first time out for some users, many veterans of previous community meet-ups attended as well. There were some awkward smiles as people met for the first time in person, but it seems these events have become quite natural. Several YouTube staffers stopped by to chat and give out T-shirts, and we walked away feeling the love flowing freely amongst the community.

For those of you who couldn't make it out, here's a playlist of some of the videos from As One. Hopefully these will inspire you to make it out to one of these community-organized events in the future.

And if you are hosting an upcoming gathering, do reach out and let us know.

Until next time,

Big Joe Smith