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YouTuber Drew Gooden also wanted to find out what the fuss was all about. After purchasing general admission passes (VIP packages start at $1,000) and heading to the House of Blues in Orlando, Florida (which looks like a Disney ride), Gooden documented the scene, from the warm-up DJ asking the crowd to like his Facebook page and to the rich-kid openers who sing about being rich. The Jake Paul portion is full of terrible sketches and dancing. It’s bad, as we noted in our scene report, but Gooden gives it a nature-documentary feel.
Still, Gooden asks himself why he spent money (for the second time) on something he knew would be bad. Is the joke actually on him? Do the kids and parents know it’s bad and don’t care? The question “How the fuck did we get here?” is never really answered, but getting to see the Team 10 factory is illuminating—in that it illuminates a barren part of YouTube culture that doesn’t appear to stand for anything except bragging rights and percentages.
Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.