What do you get when you mix a comedic superstar, fresh mango salad rolls and the Tunezy Marketplace together? Add in enthusiastic Vancouverites, a Japanese YouTuber and it’s a Tunezy experience like none other.
Last week, Vancouver welcomed the musical genius known as Gunnarolla to town. With upbeat witty songs about sushi, fonts and anything random - Gunnarolla has earned an insanely loyal following, prompting Tumblr fan pages and nearly 11 million views on YouTube.
With Tunezy, Gunnarolla offered an exclusive Vancouverolla package for a private dinner with himself and other fans at local Thai hotspot, Pink Elephant. It’s no surprise this experience sold out like Vancouver Japadogs (trust us, that’s fast), thus prompting Gunarolla to also plan a meetup prior to dinner to greet all the other fans who didn’t act fast enough to grab a ticket.
We ate, we laughed, we taped video segments with @Ciela and we admired Gunnarolla’s black vest.
Drumroll please, we give you the Top 5 Memories from Vancouverolla:
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Whitney Houston Tribute
Sunday night marked an important event in the music biz with the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. The top singers and bands took to the stage in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate another year of great tunes, great talent, and great fun. However, the ceremony, as everyone knows at this point, was shadowed by the death of the monumental singer, Whitney Houston. Known for her massive range and impeccable vocals in such songs as “I Will Always Love You” and “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”, Houston truly left her mark in the music business and in the hearts of fans across the world.
Houston’s death also had an important social media implication. According to many major news outlets, the news of her death was reported on Twitter approximately 27 minutes before any mainstream reporters picked up the story. Additionally, the day following her death, thousands of artists on YouTube started posting up videos of their own covers of her hit songs, racking up piles of views in just a few hours. After scouring YouTube, we managed to find some noteworthy, amazing renditions of her songs that definitely deserve some recognition.
Jennifer Chung - “I Will Always Love You”
Nick Pitera - “I Will Always Love You”
Emily Michalak - “Greatest Love of All”
Dani Nicole - “I Look To You”
Rochelle Diamante - “I Will Always Love You”
Olivia Thai - “Run To You”
Brittney Grabill - “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”