Last Sunday, Ryan Higa aka nigahiga “casually” rocked up to good ol’ sunny Malaysia and spent a few days meeting and greeting his adoring subscribers. About time!
Excited fans who have been waiting for arrival since his epic tweet announcement in early August patiently queued up at Bentley Music Auditorium in Mutiara Damansara from as early as noon. And by noon, we mean we heard that some even came in the morning. Gosh.
The evening kicked off with a little opening performance by Malaysian artiste, Darren Ashley, who vowed the crowd with his mad skills and personal selection of his own electro pop music. Psst. He later performed a song for Ryan. It’s in the video below.
Yes, a song FOR Ryan – one that he wrote himself, for the occasion, for Ryan. Need we say more?
Jin from jinnyboytv then took the stage to welcome one of our favourite YouTubers and invited him on stage with the help of a fan. The decibel level in the auditorium rose and if we recall, it never really did quieten down. Not that Ryan was complaining! He was grinning from ear to ear!
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Some of the other things (not included in the video) that went on during the event:
- Malaysian YouTuber Joseph Germani fed Ryan Higa a variety of local delicacies. And yup, our “King of Fruits” was one of ’em!
- Ryan Higa prepared a little surprise for/with his Malaysian fans. We can’t say what it is but we hear he’ll release it soon. Personally, we can’t wait to see it too.
- A few fans got called on stage to ask Ryan questions and one even got to sit next to him for a bit! Lucky girl!
- The official meet and greet session took over an hour because so many subscribers/fans turned up. But Ryan spoke to/took pictures with/autographed for each and every single one of them.
Props to the kids who came out to see him! We’re pretty sure it wasn’t all in vain and it was evident from the endless screams from when they were standing outside the event venue door, right till the very end. You could say that 2nd September 2012 was the day that the wildest dreams of Ryan Higa’s Malaysian fans came true collectively, simultaneously.
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